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!

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.

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.

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?

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. Social networks for distance learning.

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.

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. TL: What are the hallmarks of a highly engaging online learning program?

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 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

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.

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.

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.'

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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. social media). Is Your Organization Ready?

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. That is what i am now doing … reassessing my use of online social tools, Twitter, LinkedIn, this blog, etc.

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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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?

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. Pick a social media platform to support your progress.

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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).

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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.

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.

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.

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. In addition, several topics immediately come to mind: learning analytics, performance, transfer of learning, the four levels, ROI, and others.

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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. 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.

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. As instructional designers, we’re aware of various theories about how and why people learn. And, of course, we’ve heard about social learning.

Mobile Learning: e-learningnext

ID Reflections

Why Mobile Learning The strongest Value Proposition for mobile learning comes from connecting people with ideas, information, and each other—anytime, anywhere! Ten years back, Clark Quinn’s statement about mobile learning seemed wishful thinking.

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What Is eLearning? The Good, Bad, and The Ugly

Association eLearning

You might also notice eLearning being referred to as online learning, web-based learning, or distance learning. Elearning can include virtual education, social media, digital collaboration, computer-based curriculum, mobile performance support, and the list goes on.

ReD is Dead

Rob Hubbard

It included eccentric characters (a hell-raising brain in a jar and a thespian pirate, amongst others), 3D games in tombs and deserts, collaborative mindmaps, videos, rapid elearning, interactive webinars and more, all accessed from a social network.

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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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Be a Persuasive Storyteller in Social Media - Tip #128

Vignettes Learning

Social Media and the Leader Results of a survey showed that 75% of employees perceived that social media presence improves the ability to lead. Build social presence by choosing a network where most of your audience is active. We use social media to help in sharing stories.