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. Have you ever taken an online course? 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.

7 Fascinating Distance Learning Facts

LearnDash

It is becoming pretty common place these days for people to take the majority of their courses online (or at least some portion of them). Most K-12 districts even have learning management systems in place for online learning programs to supplement the classroom.

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. Learn “How to Write a Syllabus” with this course. Learn to Write a Syllabus by Karl Kapp. Gamification of Learning by Karl Kapp.

300 Years of Distance Learning Evolution [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

If you thought that distance learning was a product of today, then you would be mistaken. In fact, the first distance learning program on record took place in 1728, when a local teacher by the name of Caleb Phillips advertised shorthand correspondence lessons offered by mail!

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.

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.

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. program was offered through America Online.

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. Some 1500 members are now studying online, with 691 passes to date.

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. program was offered through America Online.

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.

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.

Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

Bottom-Line Performance

We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning. An engaging, effective e-learning course comes out on the other side. One way that I help the team through this grieving process is with the e-learning course design document.

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

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.

5 Reasons Why Distance Learning Has Been Around for Centuries

Trivantis

Think distance learning is a recent invention? Distance learning has been around for centuries. So what’s the attraction to distance learning? Online training is great because students can work as fast as they want.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Liveblogged from the TCC online conference. An example of using a social networking tool, Ning, in an online class is reported.&#. Social networks for distance learning. How does it fit with distance learning. Evaluation for Learning.

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.

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. Online course with asynchronous (LMS) & synchronous (Web conferencing). Interactive online class meetings.

Online Learning Tools to Improve Studying Process

Web Courseworks

At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. Are you having a hard time to focus during the lectures and comprehend the learning material you’ll be tested on? Allow us to suggest some great online tools that will make you a better learner!

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What’s The Future of Online Schools?

LearnDash

The ever growing popularity of elearning across all industries has resulted in a great choice of online schools for learners. In the United States, it is even an option for teenagers to take all of their classes online (in some school districts). What makes a successful online school?

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Online Education Facts and Figures

LearnDash

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

Online Professional Development Opportunities: Undervalued?

Web Courseworks

Recognizing The Benefits Of Free Online Learning Here’s a question worth pondering: As demand for individuals with hybridized skill sets and specialized knowledge increases, are people changing the way they perceive and pursue opportunities for professional development? In a recent feature for The Guardian, sponsored by online learning institution The Open University, a survey of […]. eLearning distance learning elearning eLearning myths

Prototyping, Distance Learning, Habits, & Mentoring

Big Dog, Little Dog

How-To: Engage the Managers of Distance Learning - Training Magazine. One of the drawbacks to distance learning is it easily can result in the learner's manager becoming disengaged from the learner's training, yet we know a manager's participation in employee training improves results.

Ultimate List of Online Course Providers

LearnDash

Chances are that at some point you have considered taking an online course (or perhaps you already have). Search for “topic” +online course. For example, many people take an online course on Lynda.com. distance learning elearning MOOCs online learning

Five Tips for Effective Distance Learning

CLO Magazine

Distance learning programs are being adopted by a growing number of businesses. For many businesses, this means a greater investment in on-demand learning programs. There are several benefits to so-called distance learning. With on-demand learning, companies can save big money on travel costs for in-person training, as well as on the software needed to conduct live training sessions over the Web. a provider of cloud-based online presentation technology.

Online Professional Development Opportunities: Undervalued?

Web Courseworks

Recognizing The Benefits Of Free Online Learning. traditional institutions of higher learning in the UK): 61% of people feel the experience prepared them for their career. This, of course, is where online learning enters the picture.

Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

CourseArc

Like any other product or service, online course design and development must be subjected to quality control (QC) standards to ensure that its users’ needs are truly being met.

Online Learning Idea Book – Top 10

Web Courseworks

With the second edition of her book, The Online Learning Idea Book, Volume Two: 95 Ways to Enhance Technology-Based and Blended Learning, she has once again successfully aggregated [.]. eLearning books distance learning elearning Jon Aleckson Patti Shank SME subject matter experts Web CourseworksPatti Shank has been prolific through the years in terms of sharing ideas on how to rapidly create self-paced eLearning with a focus on strong instructional design.

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So you want to eliminate the online teacher?

Web Courseworks

Your member Experts should lead online courses I often get inquiries from national associations looking to move their face to face workshops online. The first myth I always need to be dispelled is that an expert instructor is no longer needed; the second is that online courses carry higher profit margins. eLearning distance learning elearning eLearning myths expert instructor Jon Aleckson Web Courseworks

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

Association eLearning

He can obtain his CEs by attending meetings, reading journals, and taking instructor-led or online classes. Activities and classes are often selected based on ease and convenience to complete, not because they sound interesting or appeal to his learning style.

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. eLearning conferences development process distance learning elearning Jon Aleckson micro-collaboration MindMeld Web Courseworks

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. While MOOCs typically comprise video clips and perhaps a quiz, they will inevitably include more instructional devices to assist distance learning (and remain competitive).

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Can We Learn Online By Utilizing E-Learning Tools?

Your Training Edge

Since the development of the Internet and various e-learning tools , people have been looking for efficient opportunities to learn online. Why Is E-Learning Effective? Do you learn better from reading or writing? Are There Any Flaws In The E-Learning System?

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Spice Up Your Webinars: Webinar Digest

Web Courseworks

The goal is to receive meaningful feedback by asking good questions based off a strategy of what you want to learn from your audience. Apply learning – For a better experience, if you are giving a teaching webinar, have the listeners apply the learning DURING the live session.

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How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners

CourseArc

Making the transition from traditional textbook learning and instructor-led classroom courses to the strange new world of online learning can be a daunting challenge – especially for first-time online learners who’ve never had to navigate a digital learning interface before.

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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