Effective Distance Learning Pedagogy In Developing Countries

Dan Keckan

In some developing countries, distance learning is in the same classification as self-study programs, where content serves as didactic material for learners to study on their own by sifting through a considerable amount of content material without needing critical academic guidance by instructors.

People, politics and pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

Photo by David Bushell on Geograph In a previous incarnation I was Training Manager for a distance learning project called RATIO back in 1996. RATIO was a three year project funded by the European Union and as a team we were tasked to establish 40 learning centres across the rural areas of South West England. The branches were removed, the satellite dish installed, and the local community could enjoy and learn from the educational programmes we broadcast via the satellite.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. While MOOCs typically comprise video clips and perhaps a quiz, they will inevitably include more instructional devices to assist distance learning (and remain competitive). MOOCs get a bad rap.

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7 Ways To Solve The Problem Of Loneliness In Online Learning

Dan Keckan

Experts in pedagogy and classroom technology emphasize the need for human connection in online education. eLearning Best Practices Distance Learning Higher Education Learning Solutions Online LearningHere are 7 tips for combating learner loneliness. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. The pedagogy of MOOCs will be enriched. While MOOCs typically comprise video clips and perhaps a quiz, they will inevitably include more instructional devices to assist distance learning (and remain competitive). MOOCs get a bad rap.

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eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

Web Courseworks

Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book. Cammy’s message fit well with the theme of her new book, The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for the Digital Age , which is an important read for both managers and instructional designers alike. The accidental aspect of our careers is symbolic of the life-long learning journey most adults should ready themselves for.

How to Improve Learning Retention with Contextual Feedback

CourseArc

Providing relevant and timely feedback to students as they’re in the process of learning is a critical component of ensuring that students actually remember the lessons. Simply assigning a “pass” or “fail” response will result in the illusion that feedback has been provided, but the true objective of online learning — conveying lasting knowledge — will not be accomplished. One potential drawback of distance learning is the absence of student-teacher “face time.”

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. As a result, many adult or senior students who are new to distance learning perform poorly in their courses, which reduces their motivation and their likelihood of completing future lessons.

All change

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

In April, 2007, I joined Bournemouth University as Learning Technologist. This was the start of my journey in learning technology and working in an academic environment. At Warwick I have been heavily involved in the FutureLearn MOOCs , as I wrote about in my 3-year CMALT review , as well as working with colleagues on the leading distance learning MBA program. Distance learning never looked so promising, interesting, engaging and worthwhile!

Podcast 24: DNA of High-Impact Learning – With Paul Morton of CrossKnowledge

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 24 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 24 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Have you given up on finding a formula for adult learning success? For years, learning strategists and software innovators have been chasing this holy grail. We call this the HILL Model (short for High-Impact Learning that Lasts ).

5 tips to improve your e-learning

Your Training Edge

As E-Learning became one of the most effective methods of learning, so you must know the ways of using this method for better education. E-Learning is a kind of procedure where you can produce huge materials to explore the subject. Here are some tips to modify your e-learning process: Communication: the fact is online medium connects you smoothly with many people around the world. Here the actual point of modifying e-learning born.

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Training in the midst of transformation: a look at the impact of the pandemic

Coorpacademy

In anticipation of these discussions, discover this article that set the context of post-COVID digital learning. 2020 has redrawn the contours of learning, adapting to the exceptional measures that have been imposed on us, and thus shaping new uses.

eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

Vignettes Learning

At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. Vanguard of Valor also contains a compendium of lessons learned from past military engagements. In October 2000, Military Technical Report 1107 entitled “Applying Collaborative and e-Learning Tools to Military Distance Learning: A Research Framework by Curtis J. Vignettes Learning Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning. Our Belief.

Online Classes vs Traditional Classes – Find the Best for You

learnWorlds

Since the emergence of online learning, there has been a discussion on whether online classes are better than traditional classes. In the case of distance learning, it may be most appropriate at colleges and universities. What is Online Learning? What is Online Learning?

E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2019

E-Learning Provocateur

C’mon Aussies, let’s lead by example… International Conference on E-Learning and Distance Learning. Learning Disruption. Learning Disruption. International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies. Online & e-Learning Summit. If you are aware of another e-learning related conference down under this year, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. I looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

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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?

14 Articles on MOOCs

Jay Cross

Online Learning – The Chronicle of Higher Education. An inside look at the latest phenomenon in online learning. Perhaps most importantly, however, a MOOC builds on the active engagement of several hundred to several thousand “students” who self-organize their participation according to learning goals, prior knowledge and skills, and common interests. A pedagogy of abundance or a pedagogy to support human beings? Learning Community on Google+.

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. Some would argue that the first instance of distance education occurred in the first century, when Saul of Tarsus, otherwise known as the Apostle Paul , sent letters of instruction (epistles) by courier to the fledgling Christian church scattered across Asia Minor and Southern Europe. What will be the future of distance education?

Investment, ROI, KPI… how to measure the impact of training

Learning Wire

This atmosphere is more conducive to increased concentration, commitment, and more efficient learning. In training, and especially in Digital Learning, to refine your approach towards ROI requires alignment with your KPIs. Digital Learning as a mastery in investing.

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The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Distance education programs did get their start relying on mail correspondence and still do today, for example, in rural Alaska and Australia. The flexibility of accessing an entire course from a small and lightweight wireless device makes mobile learning the current education frontier. It is a very exciting time for online course developers as upgrades, new devices, new software, apps, and WiFi hotspots can now break course design out the legacy learning management system box.

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.

10 best LMS software of 2020

Ed App

Some of the most important advantages of LMS-assisted learning in the workplace are integration with work, independent choice of learning pace, distribution of materials according to the needs of those who learn, standardization, accessibility, self-sufficiency, and individualization.

Interview: Micro Agility Featuring Acky Kamdar, CEO, Magic EdTech

Magic EdTech

Acky Kamdar, CEO, Magic Software Inc serving Education markets (Magic EdTech) and Financial Services Markets (Magic Finserv), has been active as a technology entrepreneur and an investor in the fields of digital technologies, blockchain, machine learning, AI and NLP.

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What has been and what is yet to come

Learning with 'e's

It's fitting then that this year, Tallinn is also the host city for the annual European Association for Distance Learning (EADL). The theme of the EADL conference this year is Connected Learning , and delegates will represent corporate learning and development, and other learning professionals from around the globe. I will also speculate on the future of distance education and how it might be shaped by, and respond to, the next wave of technology.

The Challenges of Executive Education

Training Industry

Participants play an active role in their training, and their personal investment in the learning process has grown. These challenges include the transformation of the traditional learning model, the need to be agile and the existence of communities of practice. Employees and employers alike have demonstrated their enthusiasm for lifelong learning, while the recent introduction of the personal training account in France has been another significant evolution.

Technology mediated society

Learning with 'e's

Suddenly, out of nowhere, we are being bombarded by emails from self-appointed experts in working from home and distance learning, all offering us their unwanted and unsolicited advice and support. Our choreography is based on social distancing and the need to continue our routines.

Tes – An Ecosystem For Teacher Training

HT2 Labs

In order for Tes teacher training courses to work in alleviating the on-going shortage of talent, they needed to provide a modern, flexible and dynamic way to learn. Former Education Secretary Lord Jim Knight led Tes in their efforts to help solve the ongoing crisis through lifelong learning. The initial Tes courses team searched the entire education technology marketplace for a tool that embodied the pedagogy Tes believes in.

Is e-learning effective?

Clive on Learning

After ' Why is e-learning so unpopular? ’ and ' Will e-learning put me out of a job? ', my focus today is on another question that I am frequently asked by l&d people: ‘Is e-learning effective?’ E-learning is just a medium E-learning is a medium for learning, just like face-to-face communication, print, the telephone and countless other technologies. In both of these cases, e-learning is providing something different from what we had before.

Making Connections: Trends in Social Learning

Obsidian Learning

Building on the concept of communities of practice , Etienne Wenger (2009) has proposed a social theory of learning. The focus of this theory is “learning as social participation,” in which learners actively participate in the practices of social communities and construct personal identities in relation to these communities. As instructional designers, we’re aware of various theories about how and why people learn. Connectivism and Social Learning.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. link] December 2-4, 2009 Online Educa Berlin International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, 15 th , Hotel InterContinental, Berlin, Germany. link] January 12-14, 2010 Learning and Technology World Forum 2010, London, United Kingdom.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010.

Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with 'e's

He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and currently serves as the editor of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( IRRODL ). His work around the study of social and cognitive presence in distance learning contexts has been cited many times, and his research has led to a number of high profile keynote speech invitations around the globe. Learning from cyberspace.

How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?

eFront

Several professionals in the Learning industry want to convert their f2f courses into an eLearning format. They believe that by simply moving their content such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, audios, and documents to a Learning Management System that they have converted their face to face courses to an eLearning format. Asynchronous Learning : Learning in which interaction between instructors and students occurs intermittently with a time delay. Joan T.

Cognitive Age, Training, Memory, Instructional Technologies, & Captcha

Big Dog, Little Dog

But the cognitive age paradigm emphasizes psychology, culture and pedagogy - the specific processes that foster learning. Instructional Technologies in Human Resource Development: Impact, Models, and Changes - International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. The students who learned the math abstractly did well with figuring out the rules of the game. The Cognitive Age - New York Times. We're moving into a more demanding cognitive age.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 1, 2010 UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Policy Form on Open Educational Resources (OER): Taking OER beyond the OER Community – Policy and Capacity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. link] or www.col.org/OERPolicy December 1, 2010 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 6 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] November 27-December 1, 2011 Learning in Higher Education : Transforming University Teaching into Learning via Simulations and Games , 6 th international symposium, sponsored by the International Academic Association for the Enhancement of Learning in Higher Education, Sydney, Australia. Clayton R.