What is Distance Learning? The Complete Guide (2020)

TechSmith Camtasia

In this post, you’re going to learn everything you need to know about distance learning. So, if you want to learn more about how to effectively teach students from a distance in 2020, you’ll love the information in this guide. What you’ll learn in this guide.

4 Ways to Make Synchronous eLearning Dazzling

Bottom-Line Performance

For now, let’s talk about synchronous eLearning. 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.

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Designing Synchronous e-Learning Courses

Bottom-Line Performance

We’re continuing our discussion of synchronous e-learning (aka. distance learning) this month. Today, I want to talk about how to actually design synchronous e-learning courses.

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?

Overused And Unloved: Why We Hate Web Meetings And How We Can Make Them Better

eLearning Industry

But here's what I have learned to do better. Web Conferencing Software Distance Learning eLearning Webinars Synchronous Learning Activities Web Conferencing ToolsBC (Before COVID) I had nightmares about missing my final exams.

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TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible

Experiencing eLearning

Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Kavita Rao, Educational Technology Specialist, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu HI. Albert: Learning disability–difficulty reading large blocks of text, overwhelmed by too much info. Address diverse learning styles–multimodal materials. Online course with asynchronous (LMS) & synchronous (Web conferencing).

Welcome to Synchronous E-Learning Month

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And we’re making some significant changes to our Lessons on Learning blog! July’s focus is on Synchronous e-Learning, better known as distance learning. Synchronous E-Learning Defined. You may or may not be familiar with synchronous e-learning. It’s simply a form of distance learning in which both the instructor and participants are in the session “live&#.

My Synchronous e-Learning “Two Cents”

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I completed my Masters of Education in Learning and Technology through synchronous (and asynchronous) e-Learning. As a working mother of two the main appeal of synchronous learning was convenience. I thought I would share some tips on how to maximize your synchronous e-Learning: Remove all distractions…headphones and a closed door can be your friend (don’t forget to close all those other windows on your computer, too…no checking email!).

3 LMS Must-Have’s to Support Synchronous eLearning

TalentLMS

One of the biggest benefits of e-learning is the flexibility it offers, learners anywhere around the world can all become a part of the same course and learning community. What is Synchronous Learning? Opinion LMS must-have synchronous learning

Top Four HOT Concepts in Distance Learning

E-Learning Acupuncture

Distance Learning itself. At my institution, we are scratching our heads a little bit wondering why we have an above average number of enrollments in our distance learning courses. So called ‘anytime, anywhere’ learning. Mobile learning.

Case Study: Engaging Learners in the Synchronous Distance Environment by Kim Bahr and Irene Boland

Learning Solutions Magazine

To accomplish more with fewer resources, many organizations are turning from costly traditional face-to-face (F2F) training to alternate methods, such as self-paced eLearning and distance learning. Blended Design Strategies Getting Started Synchronous

Give Them Permission to Learn

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In live facilitation we often remind folks to shut off their cell phones, we select an appropriate learning environment, schedule the time – it’s a training event. Just as Gayle indicated in her recent post that it’s important for learners to apply good business practices when taking e-learning, it’s also important for the organization to give the learners permission to do so. So give learners permission to learn and restrict their activities while taking the course.

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.

What is m-Learning?

eLearning Cyclops

As with distance learning and e-learning, m-learning encapsulates many modes of learning. A definition general enough to capture it all could be: A distance learning event delivered, synchronously or asynchronously, via an electronic mobile device. Granted, this definition is similar to others out there, but generic enough to include current applications that are commonly accepted as m-learning. Distance Learning m-Learning

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 That knowledge has to be replaced and distributed to personnel in different geographic locations, which is where distance learning becomes a necessity.&#

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My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

That helps me remember what I attended and what I learned, and it lets me share that knowledge with others. In a recent discussion about how I have learned about instructional design without getting a master’s degree, someone asked me what courses and webinars I’ve attended.

Where Organizations Go Wrong With e-Learning

eLearning Cyclops

A post on e-Learning Guild's group on LinkedIn asked, "In What Ways Do Organizations Get eLearning Wrong?" Not knowing the difference between an e-learning designer and an e-learning developer. Again, an e-learning/instructional designer is needed to create engaging, instructionally sound courses. A needs assessment, even if done informally, is the only way to identify the audience's learning needs, if any. Thinking e-learning is only _.

How to be prepared for online teaching and how to overcome potential difficulties

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

This article will focus on how technical and pedagogical difficulties can be beaten, as management difficulties can be largely solved through the inclusion of students into an LMS (Learning Management System). Synchronous & Asynchronous learning. Synchronous learning.

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?

5 Steps to a Successful Blended Learning Strategy

Learning Rebels

Blended Learning Strategy. This Blended Learning post was originally written for DominKnow.com. As learning professionals, it’s time to adapt learning delivery methods to incorporate a blended learning strategy. Blended Learning Defined.

Key principles to consider when designing eLearning courses

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

In the rapidly evolving field of online education, there is a massive influx of teachers who, trying to fi in the shoes of instructional designers (ID), are trying to implement distance learning for their students. Key issues when designing e-learning programs. Social learning.

Using a MOOC for HiPo Training

Your Training Edge

It’s an irony of fate that only few organizations realize the fact of having HiPos training programs that are different from usual learning and development activities conducted for all the employees. Semi-synchronicity.

Using a MOOC for HiPo Training

Your Training Edge

It’s an irony of fate that only few organizations realize the fact of having HiPos training programs that are different from usual learning and development activities conducted for all the employees. Semi-synchronicity.

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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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. Online learning works, so let’s shift the conversation to how to make it successful.

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.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

The learning landscape is not constant, shifting the learning focus on learners, learning, skills, goals and attitude. A decade ago, there was a tug of war for the online and the traditional learning. In a world, not so long ago, blended learning was the norm.

The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

My previous posts you must have gone through surely depicted the emergence and penetration of mobile learning in learning and development industry, as one of the means of achieving an advanced leaning experience. Mobile learning is something I witnessed so widespread in this regard.

7 Videos That Help You Build Effective Online Courses

TechSmith Camtasia

During this unprecedented time of remote learning , creating effective, engaging online courses can be challenging. One of the best ways to provide engaging, remote learning experiences is to use video. Recommended Reading: What is Distance Learning?

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The Role of the Instructor in Blended Learning Solutions

Time to Know

This phenomenon has given rise to blended learning solutions that combine both traditional face-to-face learning models along with digital eLearning approaches. However, it’s not all about watching webinars when it’s convenient to the participant, rather, it’s self-paced learning that’s supported by live training (in physical and virtual classrooms). What is the role of the instructor in blended learning solutions? Learning activities.

The Top 5 Things Organizations need for Mobile Learning

Your Training Edge

My previous articles, you must have gone through surely depicted the emergence and penetration of mobile learning in learning and development industry, as one of the means of achieving an advanced leaning experience. Mobile learning is something I witnessed so widespread in this regard.

12 BRILLIANT LMS INTEGRATIONS FOR A ROCKING ELEARNING EXPERIENCE

Paradiso

It make course data synchronization much easier and makes customer data available across the entire organization. E-learning endeavors can be made effortless, offering excellent user experiences and secure platforms for course purchases.

New: Use video plus powerpoint presentations to create engaging online courses

ProProfs

With our new PPT & video synchronization feature, you get the best of both the worlds. Add to this an explanatory video and learning complex topics becomes really easy. This is especially helpful in training remotely located employees or distance learning students.

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E-Learning Award Winners 2010

Clive on Learning

10 Must-Read Articles About Asynchronous Learning

TalentLMS

Last month we published a list of top 10 articles about synchronous learning so it’s about time to take a look at the opposite approach – asynchronous learning. But we do realize that real-time e-learning experience is not always an option.