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?

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.

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

Role of Video Conferencing in Education

LearnDash

It should come as no surprise then that the use of live-streaming video is gaining popularity within online learning settings in education. One in three indicated that they will attend a virtual classroom or use distance learning in the coming academic year.

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The Virtual LMS Administrator

Web Courseworks

Part One focused on the technical issues that an LMS Administrator will deal with on a regular basis, while Part Two takes an in-depth look at the larger role an LMS Administrator has in implementing and running an LMS.

Change the title, change the work?

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Have I had it wrong all these years … is not been about me being a Learning Technologist (LT), I’ve actually been an Instructional Designer (ID) instead? Bear with me here … This reflection is the 18th entry in my ‘what is a learning technologist’ series.

Careers in E-Learning Management

Web Courseworks

Opportunities Abound Who becomes an e-learning manager? Many managers may be moved into the e-learning realm due to being highly qualified within their current managing positions. It may be considered an easy transition, or even a promotion, for a company to move someone into that role from a prior managerial position. Other practitioners become e-learning […].

eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

Web Courseworks

Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book. The accidental aspect of our careers is symbolic of the life-long learning journey most adults should ready themselves for. Here we learn: Avoid Bling for the sake of Bling.

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

Association eLearning

Activities and classes are often selected based on ease and convenience to complete, not because they sound interesting or appeal to his learning style. As it turned out, the class was structured to be a series of scenarios carried out through role play and the use of simulators.

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with e's

Such change and disruption has been in the background of my thinking about learning technology for the past decade. In May 2000, I was invited to present two keynote speeches about the role technology would play in the future of higher education. E-Learning Groups and Communities.

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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. Every part plays an essential role in achieving but a single outcome; delivering life giving water to your garden. Next time: “The Hose”, getting e-learning from A to B! The post e-Learning Best Practice: How to Make Sure Your System Works appeared first on Gyrus. There are a lot of things that need to go right for your web based content to be successful. Some of them are easy to see.

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Familiarity

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Over the years and role changes I’ve used a variety of different VLEs. 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?

Brandon’s App of the Week – Art Authority for iPad

Bottom-Line Performance

Whether it is an app to make you more productive, teach you something, or simply entertain you, we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about them! In addition to increasing your personal cultural awareness and art appreciation, the arts have role to play in sparking our creativity and informing our designs. the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.”.

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My 7 tips for delivering training online

Bottom-Line Performance

Hey everyone, As we shifted to our new format for the LOL Blog this month, my role is reduced to a monthly one - putting out a short video podcast on the topic of choice. I’ve facilitated a few online sessions (all for e-Learning Guild’s monthly Online Learning events , which are awesome). Karen Hyder of the e-Learning Guild has been truly wonderful to me in building my skill set so I can do a good job.

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L&D – today and tomorrow

Spark Your Interest

I took a little time to read and compare, as I find that this is a great way for me to think a little deeper. [note to self - is this a learning principle/theory to explore? Comparative learning a la Comparative Lit??]. Develop an open, enabling culture for learning and working.

Community and Collaborative Learning

Dashe & Thomson

She described how she and her Kenyan friends get together frequently for an entire day to cook, talk, braid each other’s hair, and learn things from each other. Learning has also become less community-based in the United States. And isn’t adult learning supposed to be about that, too?

Tips and Tools for Synchronous e-Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

The blog carnival didn’t get quite the response I was hoping for this month, so I decided to go in a slightly different direction, and look to see what the higher education field had to share about e-learning. Higher education started out as all synchronous learning - and as they have branched into web-based solutions they have stuck with the synchronous model in many cases. An inclination to problem-centered learning. Opportunities for continuous learning.

The Growing Acceptance of Online Education

Visual Lounge

For the past few decades, educational technology has had an increasingly important role in the classroom. Plus it’s a lot easier on them if their child simply goes to the computer to learn.

The Future Business of Learning for Suppliers

Performance Learning Productivity

Last month Tony Karrer wrote an very insightful piece on his eLearning Technology blog about the Business of Learning. Tony equated the challenges of the learning industry to those of the publishing industry. The same applies to the Learning industry.

Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

CourseArc

But like other design-driven products, in which subjectivity plays a key role in a course’s development and execution, the quality of eLearning products can sometimes be difficult to evaluate objectively.

How To Develop New Skills & Progress In Your Career

Your Training Edge

The internet has also played a big role in the more uncertain fate for modern employees as it much easier for businesses to outsource which enables them to get the best value for their money. Learning on the job from someone who knows the role inside out is often invaluable.

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Recent Research on Interactive Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This list of existing research and articles on interactivity in learning was put together by Janhavi Padture, Director of Research, Analysis and Strategy at Harbinger Knowledge Products. An annotated Bibliography ’ ( Zirkin, Barbara; Sumler, David; Journal of Distance Education, v10 n1 p95-112 Spr 1995) Those of you interested in establishing the link between learning outcomes and interactivity will find this research useful

Increasing Scope Of Embedding Videos For Efficient Mobile Learning

G-Cube

Today, most of the video-based mobile learning has emerged as a popular medium for workplace training. This increasing shift towards embracing videos for mobile learning encourages organizations to adopt an online learning style which is accessible anytime and from anywhere.

7 Best tips For Informal Learning In Your Corporate

Your Training Edge

Sometimes different learning programs can’t give students excellent results, even though they try a lot and work hard. Informal learning is democratic schooling that is driven by learner’s affection and motivation. Work on connecting a corporate environment with learning subjects.

Training the Trainer – Tips for Success

Bottom-Line Performance

This curriculum combines instructor-led, video, and self-paced e-learning. It’s a 4 week curriculum, so there’s lots to learn. It was more about helping them learn how to use the tools and change some of their previous behaviors. Hello blog world!

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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. Thank you to our Guest Blogger spearhead eLearning.

ICRC’s onboarding program: designed to prepare their staff for the field

Learning Wire

Want to find out more about the key role of onboarding & get concrete tips to implement great onboarding programs? Reinforce online learning. Work based learning (3 months). Individual and transversal onboarding program with learning elements relevant to professional needs.

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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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.

Training the Trainer – Tips for Success

Bottom-Line Performance

This curriculum combines instructor-led, video, and self-paced e-learning. It’s a 4 week curriculum, so there’s lots to learn. It was more about helping them learn how to use the tools and change some of their previous behaviors. Hello blog world!

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Technology Enabled Learning: Complementary Training Patterns

Your Training Edge

Most of the time, I have talked about some big learning platforms like MOOCs, online short courses, distance learning, online corporate training, webinars and so on. As e-learning keeps to grow, increasing number of people in organizations find themselves playing a role of e-learning designer with no experience to solve specific design problems; one of the findings of my research.

The Race between Learning and Technology

Your Training Edge

Well, this post is going to be quite significant since it discusses an ever popular buzz comparing the learning with technology. It just set the new bars in technology and businesses started to come up with unique learning models and outstanding and flexible learning architecture.

Resources to Accelerate your Learning Architecture

Your Training Edge

Learning and training is getting technology savvy not just in terms of innovative learning modes usage, but also with respect to learning architecture that is going dynamically revolutionized since last decade. MOOCs, distance learning, webinars etc.

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of workplace Learning and Development* (L&D) or, more specifically, about the evolution of the workplace and the changing role of L&D in it. L&D professionals are mostly still seen as learning gatekeepers, as Jane Hart writes.

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Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

Tom Spiglanin

I’ve worked in the field of Learning and Development (L&D) now for nearly two decades. I’ve been fortunate to have seen and work through some pretty big changes in approaches to workplace learning. Just as now, even then most of this learning wasn’t formal.

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!

Resources to Accelerate your Learning Architecture

Your Training Edge

Learning and training is getting technology savvy not just in terms of innovative learning modes usage, but also with respect to learning architecture that is going dynamically revolutionized since last decade. MOOCs, distance learning, webinars etc.