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. One early instructor was Caleb Phillips in 1728; he advertised private correspondence courses in shorthand in the Boston Gazette. So what’s the attraction to distance learning? These are 5 awesome benefits of distance learning that have kept it in practice for centuries: Students can learn at their own paces.

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! Fast forward to today, and we have one of the highest degrees of distance learning technology in use. distance learning MOOCs

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300 Years of Distance Learning Evolution [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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! Postal Service brought about an increase in the number of distance learning correspondence courses in the country. elearning distance learning

Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

Web Courseworks

It is critical that we remember the foundation on which we base our assumptions in learning and development. However , even more important, if your audience is in the T&D arena I hope they would also be interested in topics such as “The Value of Experiential Learning” by Bob Lucas and Kris Zilliox or “The Importance of Measuring Results and Impact” by Rob Brinkerhoff. We have topics without authors so requesting Cal Wick to write about transfer of learning makes sense.

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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.”

Demonstrating Your Training Program’s Return on Investment

Learning Wire

If you’ve missed the previous article … Technology can make professional learning affordable, easy, and convenient. As distancelearning programs grow ever more popular, companies have discovered that technology‐ driven learning can be a critical tool to communicate new information and regulations with far‐flung workers, and to help businesses that are experiencing significant growth get employ- ees quickly on the same page. Learning trends

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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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