The Differences Between eLearning and Distance Learning

Your Training Edge

There are lots of terms out there when it comes to new styles of learning. What’s the difference between eLearning and distance learning? eLearning is any kind of learning that includes technology to help the learner. What is distance learning?

6 Reasons Why We Love Distance Learning

LearnDash

Distance learning has been on the rise over the years, and it really comes as no surprise given the benefits. Everything from a formal distance learning program offered by a local university to online course offerings from industry experts. While the experience can vary in terms of delivery and effectiveness, the truth is that I much rather prefer a virtual learning setting compared to the traditional classroom. Why Distance Learning Resonates with Learners.

Resources from Texas Distance Learning Association Keynote

Kapp Notes

Here are some resources related to gamification and, more importantly, thinking like a game designer when creating instruction from my fun keynote with everyone form the Texas Distance Learning Association. Quest for Learning Engagement: Adventure Versions from Karl Kapp.

Tools of Engagement Slides from Texas Distance Learning Session

Kapp Notes

Here are some slides and information covered in my presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association conference. Here are some resources I’ve created to help educators in a variety of areas. It’s called simply Grant Writing for Education.

The History of Distance Learning [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Most people probably do not know this, but distance learning has actually been around for quite some time. In the United States, the earliest recorded distance learning program was in 1728 when Caleb Phillips advertised a private correspondence courses in the Boston Gazette newspaper!

5 Major Players in Distance Learning

LearnDash

Due to the growing elearning industry, the number of distance learning providers is also growing. Distance learning is growing so much, even Google is getting into the game. Below is her assessment of who is worth watching in the distance learning space.

Online Learning vs. Distance Learning

Illumen Group

Once interchangeable, these two terms today definitely indicate two distinctive types of learning. Online learning and online learning tools simply means that the source of the tool the learner is using is web-based, cloud-based, or is generally available through the internet.

USDLA – Advocating the Growth of Distance Learning

Web Courseworks

This week I wanted to take a look at the United States Distance Learning Association and their upcoming 5th Annual Conference that is scheduled for May 1st-4th in St. In a time of mobile technology, social networking, and a world that beckons us to embark on a lifelong journey of learning, distance learning is what bridges the gap between all of these concepts and helps facilitate the evolution of learning.

9 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About the History of Online/Distance Learning

TOPYX LMS

Over the course of history, online/distance learning, or eLearning, has grown to epic proportions. What began in 1728 as the first distance learning course ever to be offered has flourished into a $107 billion market. Are you familiar with the history of online learning?

9 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About the History of Online/Distance Learning

TOPYX LMS

Over the course of history, online/distance learning, or eLearning, has grown to epic proportions. What began in 1728 as the first distance learning course ever to be offered has flourished into a $107 billion market. Are you familiar with the history of online learning?

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with e's

In a formal sense, distance learning has been a familiar concept since at least 1837, when Sir Isaac Pitman began teaching his shorthand system using typed instruction cards mailed through the universal Penny Postal service to his students across England.

Economic Times - Impact on Distance Learning

eLearning Cyclops

Has the economic struggle had a positive or negative impact on online learning? This question has been posed a lot on the e-learning blogs, for example. Distance learning and a few related fields are noted as being areas where there are jobs Here are quotes from the article that pertain to distance learning, social media, cloud computing, and mobile technology. Distance Learning Cloud Social Media e-Learning e-Learning Jobs Cloud Computing

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. The result: helping people of all ages gain and display 21st century skills and unlock new career and educational opportunities. The post Digital Badges for Educational Achievement appeared first on Web Courseworks.

EDUCAUSE 2014: Engaging with Video – How We Flip, Blend, and Provide Distance Learning

Visual Lounge

EDUCAUSE is an annual conference where higher education, tech-savvy professionals can meet to network and learn from each other to help boost education success. Presentation : Engaging with Video – How We Flip, Blend, and Provide Distance Learning.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Social networks for distance learning. How does it fit with distance learning. Evaluation for Learning. Students use tools for casual activities, not learning. have learning goals. Recommendations from other educators, conferences, etc.

TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Kavita Rao, Educational Technology Specialist, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu HI. Albert: Learning disability–difficulty reading large blocks of text, overwhelmed by too much info. Address diverse learning styles–multimodal materials. Technorati Tags: tcc08 , tcc2008 , accessibility , online+learning , universal+design

3 Trends of Digital Education

LearnDash

Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. But how do you define digital education? Mass Distribution - Transforming content to digital outlets streamlines the distribution and enables learning to happen from anywhere – which people prefer.

Top Four HOT Concepts in Distance Learning

E-Learning Acupuncture

Distance Learning itself. At my institution, we are scratching our heads a little bit wondering why we have an above average number of enrollments in our distance learning courses. So called ‘anytime, anywhere’ learning. Mobile learning.

Online Education Facts and Figures

LearnDash

According to one study of past, present, and future online college students, there is a high perceived value of an online education. distance learning elearning MOOCs online learning Online degrees and certifications are becoming extremely popular for a variety of reasons.

Role of Video Conferencing in Education

LearnDash

It should come as no surprise then that the use of live-streaming video is gaining popularity within online learning settings in education. In August of this year, a video conferencing in education survey was administered using Google Consumer Surveys.

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Healthcare Education Technology Handshakes – 2012 MedBiquitous Conference

Web Courseworks

eLearning CME conferences Continuing Medical Education distance learning elearning Jon Aleckson SCORM Web CourseworksI am speaking on a panel this Friday at Johns Hopkins at the MedBiquious Conference. Sounds really cool, but it’s really pretty geeky stuff. I am still studying up on the various “interface” standards this group sets. I hope to post an update on my understanding and reflection after the conference. The MedBiquitous Conference is over [.].

Continuing Education Credits for Teachers (And Why They’re Good)

LearnDash

This isn’t necessarily the case anymore for most professions, including educators. Continuing education credits for teachers has become strongly encouraged (often mandatory) while progressing through a career, well after the original degree was obtained.

Associations’ Mission to Teach: Social Media vs. Formal Education

Web Courseworks

Educators, however, would argue that “informal learning”, although [.]. eLearning association distance learning elearning formal education Google instructional design Jon Aleckson social media Web CourseworksIn the midst of the Digital Age, we have instant access to knowledge that was once difficult or impossible to find. Just Google it”: a modern day mantra. Social media discussions have become a common way to obtain information.

Online Education Growing- Making Madison DL Conference Relevant

Web Courseworks

Higher education has been in the news a lot lately: From the rising tuition at Wisconsin’s state schools to the recent announcement of a new online degree program through the University of Wisconsin System. It’s an understatement to say the field of higher education is just “changing,” which is why the 28th Annual Conference on [.]. eLearning conferences development process distance learning elearning Jon Aleckson micro-collaboration MindMeld Web Courseworks

Change the title, change the work?

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Have I had it wrong all these years … is not been about me being a Learning Technologist (LT), I’ve actually been an Instructional Designer (ID) instead? Bear with me here … This reflection is the 18th entry in my ‘what is a learning technologist’ series.

EdTech’s Impact On Higher Education

LearnDash

It probably goes without saying that education has been significantly impacted by the surge in educational technology (or edtech). Video streaming platforms (YouTube) in education is pretty common nowadays.

The Growing Acceptance of Online Education

Visual Lounge

For the past few decades, educational technology has had an increasingly important role in the classroom. Online education is the future. At least, that’s what educators like Stanford Professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller seem to think. The Legitimacy of Online Education.

Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. As such, it just makes sense for education programs to adopt them as well another tool for teaching. ed tech social learning

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Don’t all these people deserve a better education? Moreover, I submit they are yet to wreak their full vengeance on the education industry. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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When CEs Aren’t Enough: How to Engage and Empower Learners

Association eLearning

My husband works in the emergency medical and public safety field and is required to complete X number of continuing education (CE) hours per year to keep his certifications. They were learning by doing.

Future of Higher Education – Digital Textbooks and Courses

MagicBox Blog

Prominence of technology in schools, colleges and universities has reached new dimensions with the adoption of new technologies like artificial intelligence, gamification, mobile learning and more. Universities are also benefiting from technology as they are able to adopt elearning trends such as contextual learning, two-way conversational learning, using video as a means of informative content, and enhancing use of all available data.

Instruction

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Following on from my two previous posts which cover my thought process about familiarity in learning design and how distractions can affect both our work and learn environments, I wanted to write about instruction.

New Partnership for eLearning Thought Leaders Webinar Series

Web Courseworks

Torrance will walk us through how xAPI will change learning and performance strategies as well as challenges instructional designers may face with the implementation of xAPI. Mobile Learning: A Practical Strategy. Learning Business Maturity Model. Learn more at [link].

The Virtual LMS Administrator

Web Courseworks

The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys ( NACBA ) has recently posted a job application for the role of “Education Coordinator – Virtual Position.” LMS administrators are a necessity for the successful implementation and upkeep of an LMS.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Don’t all these people deserve a better education? Moreover, I submit they are yet to wreak their full vengeance on the education industry. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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Secret to Creating Self-Motivated Learners

Association eLearning

When was the last time you got excited about learning something new? Chances are it was something you wanted to learn and you started off with small, but meaningful learning goals that were great personal achievements. Advertise your educational offerings, and keep it current.

What’s The Future of Online Schools?

LearnDash

From the higher education perspective online offerings are really starting to take-off. However it’s now one of the leading names in distance education. In my opinion, a blended learning approach where possible will help with learning retention.

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