How To Facilitate Distance Learning In Your School Community

Dashe & Thomson

Think they’ll stay engaged for the length of a class period, let alone a series of class periods for Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies? Blended Learning Distance LearningCOVID-19 has caused many in the higher education community to move their face-to-face lectures and meetings to Zoom or other online meeting platforms. [1]

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. To explore the distance learning major players in more detail, let me introduce Allie Cooper – an individual who has a passion for all things learning, education technology, and the latest industry happenings. Distance Learning College and Training.

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What is Distance Learning? Definitions, Examples & More

learnWorlds

With the rising trend of e-learning, a question that arises is how it started and what the future of this field is. Distance Learning began with lessons via postcards. Since then, distance learning, along with new information technology, was adopted by universities who wanted to extend their market beyond their immediate areas around their location. What is Distance Learning? Difference Between Distance Learning & Online Training.

Tackle Distance Learning with your Kiddos – Advice from Doce-Parents

Docebo

As we approach week four of working from home, we wondered how our community of Docebian parents have established a culture of distance learning from home (LFH) with their kiddos. How to go about “distance learning”. For our Doce-kids and little ones globally, online and distance learning has become the new normal, and it’s going to stay that way for the foreseeable future. More recently she’s been learning about rabbits and has loved her setup!

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.

TCC09: Evaluating Social Networking Tools for Distance Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Debates rage about the appropriateness of using social networking in teaching, with arguments ranging from waste of time and distraction from academic goals to needed to reach net generation student. This paper explores the range of current social networking choices and argues that like any tool, it should carefully evaluated in terms of affordances and course goals. An example of using a social networking tool, Ning, in an online class is reported.&#.

Going Digital: How to Move from Instructor-Led Courses to Online Distance Learning

eThink Education

Times are changing and digital learning and remote work is becoming increasingly more common as organizations and institutions shift their policies to accommodate the convenience, wellbeing, and safety of their learners and teams. Every sector of education has been touched by the advances in online learning and in the face of COVID-19 , now more than ever it’s arguable that no sector in general can thrive long-term without incorporating some form of distance learning and/or remote work.

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.

Distance Learning Tips for The Remote Worker

Mindflash

It is difficult enough to motivate workers who are physically present, but how does one keep a remote worker engaged in learning who is somewhere in Cyberland, another time zone, or even another country? Another challenge for remote learners is feeling connected, and the best way to create connection for remote learners and workers is to provide opportunities for social learning.

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

Cool new tool for distance learning: polling via Twitter or web

Bottom-Line Performance

As I was reading Mashable , the blog that identifies anything and everything connected to social media, I came across a cool polling tool that has some huge applications for either distance learning or even conference-style presentations and meetings. Here’s the video demo: Anyone who has taught a distance learning class or session knows that audience participation is key to the success of the session.

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Training: Create Video lectures for distance learning, MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Create Video lectures for distance learning, MOOCs, Flipped Classrooms Date and time: 21st August 2014, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM PT Description: Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this practical session focused on how to create and package great video lectures for all your eLearning needs. Youll learn how to quickly and easily create professional […].

The Importance of Interactivity in electronic distance learning programs

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

In distance learning, feedback is categorized into feedback among the learner towards the content, the trainer/educator towards the learner, and finally the learners (Chou, Peng & Chang; 2010). Regular interaction among the teachers, the students, and the content is a vital factor in achieving learning objectives (Wei, Peng & Chou, 2014). . Thus the student will overcome the fear of insecurity due to the distance barrier.

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. And, as Juliette Denny of Growth Engineering was proud to proclaim: 'We are the arch enemies of dull learning.'

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. Are you familiar with the history of online learning? 9 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About the History of Online/Distance Learning. One of the best ways to understand online learning is to become familiar with its history.

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. Some would say formal distance education was established much earlier in the Americas. Earlier still, were the cave paintings of early man a primitive form of distance education?

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

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. Are you familiar with the history of online learning? 9 Amazing Things You Don’t Know About the History of Online/Distance Learning. One of the best ways to understand online learning is to become familiar with its history.

Associations’ Mission to Teach: Social Media vs. Formal Education

Web Courseworks

Social media discussions have become a common way to obtain information. Relying on listservs to share information among a community of practitioners has evolved into launching social media networks. Educators, however, would argue that “informal learning”, although [.]. eLearning association distance learning elearning formal education Google instructional design Jon Aleckson social media Web Courseworks

Foster Social learning through LMS

PSB

Why use social learning? In today’s digital world, where distance learning is an increasingly a popular option, educators need to adapt collaborative learning methods to an online environment to help students learn and make them happy.

Make it Social: How We Use Twitter as a Learning Tool

Bottom-Line Performance

I would encourage any organization still standing on the side of the pool dipping their toes in and grimacing a bit to take the plunge in to social media and try hosting a Twitter chat of your own. distance learning Mobile Learning Social Learning Social Media UncategorizedChances are, someone has told you how you should or should not be using Twitter recently.

How Will Covid-19 Affect the Future of Online Education?

LearnDash

Learners and educators alike are learning their way around the new online course space, while organizations are growing infrastructure that will outlast the current crisis. Online learning is central to the future of education—now more than ever. And while the virus is showing that few things about the future are certain, here are some of our educated guesses about how we expect it to shape learning in the nears to come. Covid–19 is disrupting more than social habits.

Why Colleges Should Think Long-Term with Online Education

LearnDash

We don’t know how long the current pandemic will last, or what the social impact will be. Furthermore, humans are social—something many of us are painfully aware of these days. We want to learn together, and most of us want to learn in person. But even once in-person teaching resumes, Covid-19 may have changed the social dynamic of teaching in profound ways. Especially in rural areas, many students have to drive long distances to commute to class.

Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. who have internet access use social networking technologies for blogging, chatting, online communities and more. To put it another way, it is about leveraging today’s technology for learning purposes, especially if today’s students are already used to using them. ed tech social learning

Challenges Kids Face While Learning Online

Dan Keckan

Education, being an essential part of social structure, is moving to the internet, and online learning is becoming the new norm. eLearning For Kids Distance Learning Experiential Learning K12 Education Online Learning

2012 eLearning Predictions and How to Cope

Web Courseworks

eLearning 2012 Predictions distance learning elearning eLearning Design eLearning Management Jon Aleckson Patti Shank predictions social media Technology Web CourseworksWith 2011 nearly behind us, I’d like to look ahead to the New Year and share my predictions for the eLearning industry and how to cope with the changes. As is constant in the technology field, I believe eLearning will continue to evolve and change to better meet the needs of upcoming tech-savvy generations.

The History of Technology and Distance Learning

OpenSesame

Check out our infographic following the long history of technology and distance learning - from the Pony Express to the social web. Infographics eLearning Solutions

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. Corporations like Dell and HP are successfully using badges to incentivize employees to boost their social media presence. If you’re confident that a badging program will meet your association’s credentialing needs, read on to learn about some of the technological considerations involved. social media). Is Your Organization Ready?

4 Ways to Make Synchronous eLearning Dazzling

Bottom-Line Performance

We’ll be back in the near future with more on our short series of social media tips. Synchronous eLearning (Distance Learning) was a hot topic at 2011′s DevLearn conference. Today, I want to talk about how to actually design synchronous e-learning courses. There are many elements of course design that need to be taken into consideration for synchronous e-learning. What’s missing that you always consider when developing synchronous e-learning?

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). Over time, content providers will supplement their core offerings with live webinars, interactive exercises, discussion forums, wikis, social networks etc. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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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. More and more, learning has focused on web-based training and distance learning. And yet, according to research, people learn best by interacting with others in a real world context.

Explore eLearning at the Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

Web Courseworks

The summer is always a busy season for industry conferences and eLearning networking opportunities, and one event near and dear to my heart is the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning held in Madison, Wisconsin. I will be hosting an Info Session titled Using a Design Manifesto to Create Engaging E-Learning with Andy Hicken, PhD, Product Innovation Specialist at Web Courseworks, on Wednesday, August 13th from 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Conversations

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

I was building an interest and understanding of my role (learning technologist), my work place, and the kind of ‘things’ I needed to understand. I would not have produced, managed, edited and published four books , nor would I have gained the peer-reviewed CMALT qualification, the invitation to be a trustee for the Learn Appeal charity , or the various accolades I’ve collected over the years. Conversations are powerful learning opportunities.

The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Perhaps we need to look at learning differently. Perhaps we need to look at learning differently indeed. The proponents of informal learning don’t care. Nor do the proponents of constructivist learning. Nor, dare I suggest, do the proponents of social, mobile and blended learning. The only people who seem to care are the MOOC providers themselves (naturally), the proponents of formal learning, and the ever-present killjoys.

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. So if you actually want to learn something rather than skate through each subject, it’s up to you to do your prescribed readings, seek more from blogs and journals to enhance your understanding, reach out to your network to ask questions and gather feedback, and generally drive your own education.

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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). Over time, content providers will supplement their core offerings with live webinars, interactive exercises, discussion forums, wikis, social networks etc. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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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.

Back to Basics – What is eLearning?

Rob Hubbard

This was one of my friends, a nurse, on Facebook last week, venting her anger against learning technologies. Clive Shepherd in ‘The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual’ describes elearning as ‘ when we use computers and the networks to which these are linked, to in some way support the learning process’. It does, however, have some important advantages in that it can deliver learning at the learners own pace and allows them to learn on-demand in small chunks.

Distraction

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

My last post was all about the ways in which familiarity can bring a sense of consistency to not only delivering online learning content, but also designing and developing it. This time I want to look at the way in which distraction can prevent the well designed and impeccably delivered learning materials. How do you work or learn in a distracted environment? We have to respect that and enable the learning to fit around their existing lives.

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The moot point of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Perhaps we need to look at learning differently. Perhaps we need to look at learning differently indeed. The proponents of informal learning don’t care. Nor do the proponents of constructivist learning. Nor, dare I suggest, do the proponents of social, mobile and blended learning. The only people who seem to care are the MOOC providers themselves (naturally), the proponents of formal learning, and the ever-present killjoys.