What is Distance Learning? The Complete Guide (2020)

TechSmith Camtasia

In this post, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about distance learning. So, if you want to learn more about how to effectively teach students from a distance in 2020, you’ll love the information in this guide. What you’ll learn in this guide.

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.

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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. Instructional Methods. Address diverse learning styles–multimodal materials. Alternate methods of presentation & evaluation.

Train your Team with Synchronous and Asynchronous eLearning

PSB

The major benefit of eLearning is that one can learn from any part of the world about anything. These formats can be grouped broadly into two categories: synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous eLearning can also be called as real-time learning. Introduction.

3 LMS Must-Have’s to Support Synchronous eLearning

TalentLMS

One of the biggest benefits of e-learning is the flexibility it offers, learners anywhere around the world can all become a part of the same course and learning community. With all of this flexibility and the ability to cater to each learner’s preferred learning style, most e-learning course strategies are divided into what is known as synchronous and asynchronous learning categories. What is Synchronous Learning?

Case Study: Engaging Learners in the Synchronous Distance Environment by Kim Bahr and Irene Boland

Learning Solutions Magazine

To accomplish more with fewer resources, many organizations are turning from costly traditional face-to-face (F2F) training to alternate methods, such as self-paced eLearning and distance learning. Here is a summary of the techniques used recently to convert a four-day F2F course to a synchronous distance format, highlighting design considerations, successes, and best practices. Blended Design Strategies Getting Started Synchronous

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 is E-learning Transforming the Entire Education Sector?

ProProfs

That was the time when rote learning played an important role in the entire education system. . At that time, learning involved in-person instructions, home assignments, exams, use of specific course materials, and classic pedagogy. What Exactly is E-learning?

Digital Learning glossary

Coorpacademy

Adaptive Learning, ATAWAD, serious Game, entertraining… Are you often lost in the jargon of e-learning and digital technology? Don’t panic, to help you find your way around, we’ve put together a little Digital Learning glossary! Adaptive Learning.

Get Acquaint with the Types of E-learning Best Suited for K-12 Content Development Needs

Dynamic Pixel

In this tech-savvy era, E-learning is gaining huge popularity among students as well as teachers. Known as internet-based learning or distance learning, e-learning employs electronic medium to impart education to the students anytime and anywhere.

New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

MOOCs generate a huge amount of data, which can be collected and analyzed to gain insights into how people learn, what teaching methods are most effective, and many other areas related to learning. Here we’ll review some of the new research that has come out of MOOCs and other technology-enabled learning environments and explore what the findings mean for corporate training. Online learning works, so let’s shift the conversation to how to make it successful.

Online Learning Works – So Why are Schools Failing at it?

eLearning 24-7

If you believe what many school districts, governmental officials, and even some folks in the media, the whole idea around online learning, as a result of the closing of schools, is not only a fiasco, but something so new that it has sped up its usage by 15 years. . Anyone who has been involved with online learning in the education sector knows full well that this is false. E-Learning (the actual term) for online education started in 1993. Distance Learning 2.0.

Top 10 Virtual Learning Environments

Ed App

Virtual learning environments and other online learning platforms have become an increasingly essential part of today’s education and training landscapes, especially due to the recent pandemic. Nowadays, virtual learning environments come with varying capabilities.

Reboarding for the future

CLO Magazine

As part of the employee lifecycle, most firms’ onboarding processes include business orientation, peer partners and manager-led development plans to learn one’s new role. These changes will require communication, training, reinforcement and evaluation for ongoing learning and improvement.

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The Mobile Learning Approach: What is it and What are the Benefits?

learnWorlds

The rise of smartphones and handheld devices has ushered in a lot of useful and revolutionary applications and features, and one trend that has sprung from the rise of handheld tech has been mobile learning. Mobile learning is the new norm. What is mobile learning?

Best Online Assessment Tools for 2022

ProProfs

The support for online learning and assessment has been tremendous. . There is no shadow of a doubt that online assessments are more effective and can easily replace the traditional assessment methods. Easily match student performance to the required learning objectives.

Blending is a continuum

Clive on Learning

This decision is complicated by the fact that there are so many aspects of an solution that you can choose to blend: Learning methods: You can blend the educational and training strategies that you use (exposition, instruction, guided discovery, exploration). You can blend the social contexts in which the learning takes place (the learner alone, the learner with a teacher/trainer/coach, the learner with a group of peers). blended learning

Collaborating for greater success

Learning Wire

Similarly, your digital learning strategy is far more likely to succeed if managers, learners, and everyone involved are all shooting for the same goal. When you involve a manager in defining concrete operational objectives, you automatically make the learning process more meaningful. One classic method is to begin the training program with a discussion between the staff member and the line manager on how the training can help the former achieve his own objectives.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&#

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10 Best Learning Software in 2020

Ed App

To make distance learning part of their knowledge management process, companies need to form, administer, and maintain appropriate infrastructure. Claroline is a free LMS, ie an online learning management system based on PHP and MySQL. iSpring Learn.

Flip your classroom: The benefits & challenges of the flipped classroom approach in enterprise learning

eFront

Turning corporate learning on its ears. Flipped classroom learning isn’t all that new. Then, there are also components of the model where other flipped classroom activities, like group interactions, collaborative projects, and instructor-led lectures, which happen in synchronous settings – a conference room, a convention center or a corporate training facility. 3) Learning at their own pace.

6 Benefits of including live streaming into online training sessions

Matrix

Online learning is what the whole world has been gearing towards ever since the digital revolution started. Global teams, diverse employees, and the rise in work from home are all factors that make distance learning the best solution when it comes to L&D programs. While e-learning is the go-to for most corporate educational interventions, every so often there is a need for live interaction and immediate responses. A useful extension to e-learning.

Can Higher Education Afford Innovation?

The Learning Circuits

I was all set to mount a rousing defense of Google+ as a social media tool worth greater interest from learning folks of all kinds. I read: Learning platform experimentation will "require ongoing investments through time," and obsolescence is a constant danger. I read: While online courses may result in more effective learning experiences for students, they may not result in greater productivity for professors.

10 Must-Read Articles About Asynchronous Learning

TalentLMS

Last month we published a list of top 10 articles about synchronous learning so it’s about time to take a look at the opposite approach – asynchronous learning. But we do realize that real-time e-learning experience is not always an option. For those of you who don’t want to set time limits for your learners, we harvested 10 must-read articles about asynchronous learning. Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Where do we start?

How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

As such, instructors who are new to the online learning environment may feel a lot of anxiety about how best to provide their students with the learning experience they deserve. Do you feel like you don’t have the time to learn online learning best practices?

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10 Virtual classroom software

Ed App

We know that the learning processes, whether at school or in the corporate environment, greatly benefit from taking place physically. It also gives the benefit of real-time discussions with depth, brainstorming, and challenging ideas to better enhance the learning experience.

Our Collection of Learning Management Tools

Ed App

We’ve collected the best learning management tools – learn more about them here. Game Based Learning Platforms. Game based learning platforms are designed to increase learner engagement and productivity by incorporating gaming elements into the training strategy.

Blended Learning: The Ultimate Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

The current global pandemic has school systems and educators across the globe seeking new ways to deliver high-quality learning experiences to their students. What does this say about how the learning experience is changing for students across the globe? What is blended learning?

Learning in real time

Clive on Learning

One advantage of synchronous training is that it represents a comparatively familiar environment for classroom trainers (perhaps not in appearance but certainly in function) and that it requires only a relatively small step for them to engage with e-learning as an online facilitator. If you're looking for a book, you'd do well to try Learning in Real Time by the impressively monikered Jonathan Finkelstein (Jossey-Bass, 2006).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Not in trying to get a position, but in trying to find a place to get a certificate or diploma in ID or Elearning or Distance Education or whatever you want to call it. I really see this type of learning deployment as an add on to other pieces of learning design. They have two certificates: instructional technology and "advanced distance education."

Paradigm war

Clive on Learning

Five years on and we're no nearer to obtaining a common understanding of the term e-learning. It seems that e-learning specialists are like economists - put any two in a room and you will generate at least three competing theories. In my view we have three paradigms at play in e-learning, each engaged in at least a border dispute with the other, if not outright war. Paradigm three makes the immediacy of the classroom available to learners at a distance.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Some notes: Polls: Most attending work in L&D with some HR, IT, and learning services providers. Current learning delivery channels primarily ILT classroom and ILT online as well as a fair amount of self-paced e-learning. Goals pretty evenly spread among rapid e-learning (consumption and development), reduce costs, support informal learning, improve productivity. Most learning professionals view social media as valuable to learners, and usage is growing.