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?

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!

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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.

7 Fascinating Distance Learning Facts

LearnDash

Most K-12 districts even have learning management systems in place for online learning programs to supplement the classroom. The evidence is there: elearning is gaining in influence and being recognized as a legitimately way to earn a quality education.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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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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?

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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.

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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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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10 hot tips for moocers

E-Learning Provocateur

By that I don’t mean so much the knowledge acquired from the instructors, but (on the contrary) the skills developed in learning how to learn for myself. That’s fine; it’s called learning. Think of moocing as informal learning.

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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.

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 [.].

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 Challenges of Executive Education

Training Industry

This “anytime, anywhere, any device” trend has entered the world of education. Participants play an active role in their training, and their personal investment in the learning process has grown. It’s an experience that has made me realize just how many challenges there are in the highly competitive world of executive education. These challenges include the transformation of the traditional learning model, the need to be agile and the existence of communities of practice.

Management Tips from Pixar Animation

Web Courseworks

I have found that managers often educate and enrich themselves professionally by reading non-fiction business books. Similar to Ed at Pixar, those of us who manage developers of online learning find ourselves managing a creative process. It consolidates project learning.

Distance Education in transit? #EDENchat #EDENchatUS

Learning with e's

What will distance education look like in the future? Distance education has been with us for a long time. This was in 1840, and correspondence courses became the dominant form of distance education for several decades.

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.

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

They believe the new paradigm will democratise – and even revolutionise – education. I believe MOOCs will democratise education to some extent, and they will revolutionise the delivery of education. Importantly though, I don’t think they will revolutionise the science of education; after all, a MOOC is arguably an extensible version of what we’ve been doing all along – albeit on a massive (and free) scale.

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

They believe the new paradigm will democratise – and even revolutionise – education. I believe MOOCs will democratise education to some extent, and they will revolutionise the delivery of education. Importantly though, I don’t think they will revolutionise the science of education; after all, a MOOC is arguably an extensible version of what we’ve been doing all along – albeit on a massive (and free) scale.

eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

Web Courseworks

Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book. The accidental aspect of our careers is symbolic of the life-long learning journey most adults should ready themselves for. Here we learn: Avoid Bling for the sake of Bling.

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.

Online Learning Tools to Improve Studying Process

Web Courseworks

Julie Petersen is a tutor and a blogger, who features the latest career and educational trends in her articles. At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. This is one of the most resourceful websites when it comes to learning and studying guides.

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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.

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.

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.

What Digital eLearning Trends will Emerge at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase 2014?

Web Courseworks

If you are an eLearning manager seeking a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, discuss the latest eLearning trends and best practices, and learn new approaches and techniques from experts, I strongly encourage you to make plans to attend the 2014 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase. eLearning Strategy: A Framework for Success | Jennifer De Vries, CPT, President, BlueStreak Learning.

Explore eLearning at the Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

Web Courseworks

The summer is always a busy season for industry conferences and eLearning networking opportunities, and one event near and dear to my heart is the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning held in Madison, Wisconsin. I will be hosting an Info Session titled Using a Design Manifesto to Create Engaging E-Learning with Andy Hicken, PhD, Product Innovation Specialist at Web Courseworks, on Wednesday, August 13th from 10:30-11:15 a.m.