What is Distance Learning? Definitions, Examples & More

learnWorlds

With the rising trend of e-learning, a question that arises is how it started and what the future of this field is. Distance Learning began with lessons via postcards. What is Distance Learning? Difference Between Distance Learning & Online Training.

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. To explore the distance learning major players in more detail, let me introduce Allie Cooper – an individual who has a passion for all things learning, education technology, and the latest industry happenings. Distance Learning College and Training.

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Tackle Distance Learning with your Kiddos – Advice from Doce-Parents

Docebo

As we approach week four of working from home, we wondered how our community of Docebian parents have established a culture of distance learning from home (LFH) with their kiddos. How to go about “distance learning”. What are they learning when the “school day” ends?

Designing distance learning courses

Rob Hubbard

Firstly I should clarify what I mean by a ‘distance learning course’. A distance learning course is something that: Is undertaken remotely. I’m not talking about elearning tutorials or online webinars, though these may form a part of a distance learning course. With the prevalence of freely available learning material there has never been a better time to create a distance learning course. Design Distance Learning MOOCs

Going Digital: How to Move from Instructor-Led Courses to Online Distance Learning

eThink Education

Times are changing and digital learning and remote work is becoming increasingly more common as organizations and institutions shift their policies to accommodate the convenience, wellbeing, and safety of their learners and teams. How to Move to Online Distance Learning.

Distance Learning and the LMS: Advice From a Higher Education Expert

Talented Learning

Many colleges and universities have launched distance learning programs, but student success rates remain inconsistent. In this interview, distance learning veteran Nancy Rubin, Ph.D. shares her thoughts on what it takes to deliver a truly engaging experience for online students, both inside and outside the primary learning environment. TL: What are the hallmarks of a highly engaging online learning program? And learning outcomes have also improved.

A formula for successful online distance learning

Clive on Learning

This Wednesday I hosted the first in a series of webinars in which winners of the 2012 E-Learning Awards present their projects and describe how they set about achieving their successes. It's a bit depressing when you come across dull e-learning, so when you see how it really can be done it puts a spring back in your step. And, as Juliette Denny of Growth Engineering was proud to proclaim: 'We are the arch enemies of dull learning.'

7 Benefits of Taking Online Courses

LearnDash

Most of us are used to the traditional course model, where we go to a classroom and learn in person from instructors. Of course, online courses have some overhead, including the cost of hosting, advertising, and development.

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. If you’re confident that a badging program will meet your association’s credentialing needs, read on to learn about some of the technological considerations involved. As an issuer, you will be responsible for creating your badges, deciding who to issue them to, and hosting the data for the badges you award. Is Your Organization Ready?

4 Ways to Make Synchronous eLearning Dazzling

Bottom-Line Performance

Synchronous eLearning (Distance Learning) was a hot topic at 2011′s DevLearn conference. Today, I want to talk about how to actually design synchronous e-learning courses. There are many elements of course design that need to be taken into consideration for synchronous e-learning. Is there someone who can act as a “host” on the session and manage technical issues and questions? What’s missing that you always consider when developing synchronous e-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. Having this important meeting of industry experts hosted so close to my home base is an added benefit, and I’m definitely looking forward to reconnecting with friends and colleagues from the region.

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.

Spice Up Your Webinars: Webinar Digest

Web Courseworks

According to Karen, there are four key areas to focus your preparation on: Within these four areas, there are certain tasks that you need to complete in order to ensure you are prepared to host a webinar. The goal is to receive meaningful feedback by asking good questions based off a strategy of what you want to learn from your audience.

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MEPP Program Moodle & Web Courseworks

Web Courseworks

MEPP Program About four years ago, the UW Department of Engineering Professional Development (EPD) approached Web Courseworks about hosting a Learning Management System (LMS). eLearning conferences distance learning elearning moodle The Wisconsin Idea Web CourseworksAs a private sector partner, we were chosen by UW Engineering because of our attention to the workforce learner as opposed to supporting technology for on-campus learners. Since 1949, the UW [.].

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Make it Social: How We Use Twitter as a Learning Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

For the past month, Bottom-Line Performance has been hosting Thursday Tech Talk , a weekly chat on Twitter. I would encourage any organization still standing on the side of the pool dipping their toes in and grimacing a bit to take the plunge in to social media and try hosting a Twitter chat of your own. distance learning Mobile Learning Social Learning Social Media Uncategorized

e-Learning Best Practice: How to Make Sure Your System Works

Gyrus

e-Learning Best Practices, and why they can fail from the very start. This content start point is the course itself and the computer server environment that hosts it. Third is the server environment hosting your courses. With the courses themselves and how they are hosted on a server to be available for your learners. Next time: “The Hose”, getting e-learning from A to B!

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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. xAPI allows integration of data across multiple platforms and syncing online and offline learning, allowing for better tracking of progress through CE. Learn 8 content design tips for transitioning your in-person education content to an online course that is visually appealing and structurally understandable.

3 Strategies to Engage Students in Online Learning

TechSmith Camtasia

Here are three practical, proven ways to engage students in online learning programs. Engage students in online learning – know them by name. Letting students know there’s someone else on the other side of the screen helps build investment and engage them in online learning. Based on the success of their campus-wide Drop-Rate Improvement Program, they applied those tactics to engage students in online learning programs, too.

Designing Synchronous e-Learning Courses

Bottom-Line Performance

We’re continuing our discussion of synchronous e-learning (aka. distance learning) this month. Today, I want to talk about how to actually design synchronous e-learning courses. There are many elements of course design that need to be taken into consideration for synchronous e-learning. Is there someone who can act as a “host&# on the session and manage technical issues and questions?

ReD is Dead

Rob Hubbard

Screen Shot from the MID Network which hosted the ReD Course. Plus I wanted to develop another open course (or two) in a goal-based learning format. ReD will eventually have two children; Digital Learning Design (DLD) and Digital Learning Production (DLP). In Digital Learning Design I want to cover the strategic design of a learning or performance solution – essentially, what I do when we’re commissioned to undertake a project.

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Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce

The Learning Dispatch

One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is how to disseminate training classes to the largest audience in the least amount of time. Conquering Distance Education: Top 4 Ways to Train Staff Across the Miles. Happily, there are other ways to conquer distance. Some people use other terms for this type of training, such as online training or elearning (electronic learning).

Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce

The Learning Dispatch

One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is disseminating training classes to the largest audience in the least amount of time. Conquering Distance Education: Top 4 Ways to Train Staff Across the Miles. Happily, there are other ways to conquer distance. Some people use other terms for this type of training, such as online training or elearning (learning via electronic media).

Familiarity

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Or do we mean the familiarity the learner needs in order to have a smooth and tangible learning experience, whether they sit down and structure their learning or dip in as and when they can? This is also a great resource for you or the rest of the team to open discussion around the how and why of particular approach to presenting a learning resource. Who hosts, manages or supports the platform? Make the image or video part of the learning, not the learning itself.

Unravelling online training in 3 questions

KnowledgeOne

Online training, distance learning, open distance learning, digital learning, MOOC… are some of these terms one and the same? Are we dealing with entirely different modalities of learning? ” Is digital learning a sub-type of elearning?

HCCS Announces Low-Cost LMS for Healthcare by Learning Solutions Staff

Learning Solutions Magazine

SimPL is a low-cost hosted Learning Management System (LMS) for delivering internally. developed and vendor-provided online training, distance learning, and e-Learning content. Tags: Certification Content Management Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies

5 Steps to a Successful Blended Learning Strategy

Learning Rebels

Blended Learning Strategy. This Blended Learning post was originally written for DominKnow.com. As learning professionals, it’s time to adapt learning delivery methods to incorporate a blended learning strategy. Blended Learning Defined.

How to teach online? Useful and easy tips to follow

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

Follow these easy and useful tips that will help you learn how to become a succesful eLearning educator. Video Based Learning – Video-based learning. It is imperative to differentiate a distance learning course from a regular classroom session.

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Captivate 5 for University Educators

Adobe Captivate

This one hour session hosted by Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will focus on making the transition to asynchronous and synchronous online education & distance learning for university faculty and instructional design support personnel. At the end of the session we begin to discuss the potential of Advanced Actions to help create more experiential kinds of learning interactions.

How to create eLearning courses at zero budget

Your Training Edge

As a Community Manager at iSpring Solutions, Polina is hosting an expert webinar series, where every week she talks about eLearning trends, shares iSpring tips and tricks, and covers clients’ cases. iSpring Free, a simple course authoring toolkit based in PowerPoint, just got a major upgrade. Now, it allows users to build quizzes and features a fresh, polished interface.

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5 Amazingly Effective Strategies to Convert Your ILT Program to High-impact Virtual Training

EI Design

Virtual Training shouldn’t be confused with online training or distance learning. L&D professionals deliver Virtual Training using simulated learning environments. Flexibility: Learn when/where you want (especially from home!). What Is Virtual Training?

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What is Elearning?

TOPYX LMS

Learners can acquire qualifications or develop new skills using electronic devices such as a laptop, mobile device or tablet, accessing educational material often delivered through a learning management system (LMS) which is hosted online. With the ongoing development of the internet and the advancement in elearning technologies, the way in which learners learn will continue to evolve into the future. Thank you to our Guest Blogger spearhead eLearning.

Meridian LMS Utilization Rates Skyrocketing During Crisis

Meridian

Distance learning in general has been in the news a lot lately, especially with respect to secondary and post-secondary education. However, online learning has clearly taken on greater importance in the world of work as well. In fact, utilization of our hosted learning solutions has skyrocketed over recent days and weeks. We have not missed a beat when it comes to providing the service you need to support the learning communities you serve.

What Is the Learning Management System (LMS)?

PSB

A Learning Management System is used to store and organize information about students’ learning experience in courses, training, tasks, and assignments. For face-to-face training , it is convenient to organize the Learning Management System’s learning courses.

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Conferences are Cancelled: Making L&D Community Connections in Lockdown

Litmos

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and learn, but it’s also changed another fundamental thing about the L&D community: how we connect. LinkedIn and Facebook both have groups for learning and development. They’ll be hosting their own online UnConference in September.).

Not your Grandpa’s webinar any more Toto!

Adobe Captivate

When WasteWatereducation.org hosts online /distance learning classes, or general education events for the public, we learned over 13 years ago that if you want to bore attendees to death use your standard old school ‘webinar’ format. We host and create online/ on demand continuing education classes and courses. Immersive learning, visually stunning interactivity, the ability to be just about anywhere and LEARN by seeing, doing, listening!

5 Things To Consider When Shifting To Remote Workplace Learning

eThink Education

The Shift To Remote Workplace Learning. The initial frantic rush to remote work and learning due to COVID-19 may be past us, but the current situation should have your team evaluating how to implement remote workplace experiences in the long term. Your Current Learning Ecosystem.

The Adapter’s Advantage: Pat D’Amico on Virtual Training Methods

Allego

D’Amico joined me on The Adapter’s Advantage podcast to discuss his various areas of expertise from learning and development to recruiting and organization, sharing valuable insights about: Adapting your learning models and virtual training methods to fit the desires and needs of your students.