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?

Resources from Texas Distance Learning Association Keynote

Kapp Notes

Here are some resources related to gamification and, more importantly, thinking like a game designer when creating instruction from my fun keynote with everyone form the Texas Distance Learning Association. Quest for Learning Engagement: Adventure Versions from Karl Kapp.

Tools of Engagement Slides from Texas Distance Learning Session

Kapp Notes

Here are some slides and information covered in my presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association conference. Core Strategies for Teaching in Higher Ed by Karl Kapp. It is an often overlooked element in preparing to teach. Learn to Write a Syllabus by Karl Kapp.

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?

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?

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.

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. Evaluation for Learning.

Converting Instructor-Led Training to E-learning or Distance Learning: Keys to success

Bottom-Line Performance

We receive frequent requests to convert ILT courses to e-learning or distance learning. An engaging, effective e-learning course comes out on the other side. One way that I help the team through this grieving process is with the e-learning course design document.

EDUCAUSE 2014: Engaging with Video – How We Flip, Blend, and Provide Distance Learning

TechSmith Camtasia

EDUCAUSE is an annual conference where higher education, tech-savvy professionals can meet to network and learn from each other to help boost education success. Presentation : Engaging with Video – How We Flip, Blend, and Provide Distance Learning.

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.

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

Web Courseworks

Educators, however, would argue that “informal learning”, although [.]. eLearning association distance learning elearning formal education Google instructional design Jon Aleckson social media Web CourseworksIn the midst of the Digital Age, we have instant access to knowledge that was once difficult or impossible to find. Just Google it”: a modern day mantra. Social media discussions have become a common way to obtain information.

Prototyping, Distance Learning, Habits, & Mentoring

Big Dog, Little Dog

How-To: Engage the Managers of Distance Learning - Training Magazine. One of the drawbacks to distance learning is it easily can result in the learner's manager becoming disengaged from the learner's training, yet we know a manager's participation in employee training improves results.

Sheila Jagannathan: Teaching the World

CLO Magazine

He inspired me to follow a path of lifelong learning,” Jagannathan said. Later while at Boston University, she was further inspired by the work being done on computer-based learning and artificial intelligence for education. as an e-learning specialist.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Consider the boy in San Francisco whose maths teacher simply doesn’t teach very well. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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Keynote Resources: Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

Kapp Notes

Great time at the Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison Wisconsin. Wonderful conference discussing all the great things happening in higher education around distance learning. The Case of the Disengaged Distance Learner from Karl Kapp.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Consider the boy in San Francisco whose maths teacher simply doesn’t teach very well. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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3 Trends of Digital Education

LearnDash

Traditional teaching was delivered in a “one size fits all” manner, which made it easy to leave learners behind. Mass Distribution - Transforming content to digital outlets streamlines the distribution and enables learning to happen from anywhere – which people prefer.

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Management Tips from Pixar Animation

Web Courseworks

Similar to Ed at Pixar, those of us who manage developers of online learning find ourselves managing a creative process. And Ed teaches these lessons while at the same time telling the reader stories about the inner workings of Pixar. It consolidates project learning.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. 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. So, what I thought I would do is go back and see what resources I could find some good resources that would help me and could be used by instructors be better prepared to teach online.

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Spice Up Your Webinars: Webinar Digest

Web Courseworks

The goal is to receive meaningful feedback by asking good questions based off a strategy of what you want to learn from your audience. Apply learning – For a better experience, if you are giving a teaching webinar, have the listeners apply the learning DURING the live session.

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Online Learning Tools to Improve Studying Process

Web Courseworks

At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. Are you having a hard time to focus during the lectures and comprehend the learning material you’ll be tested on? This is one of the most resourceful websites when it comes to learning and studying guides.

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7 Things to Avoid when Choosing a Video Platform

TechSmith Camtasia

You can also learn more about how Relay can further video for student engagement, outcomes, and accessibility across campus. Tom Rosenberger, Director of Online Learning Services at The College of Saint Rose, shares his need to implement solutions with limited staff.

3 Strategies to Engage Students in Online Learning

TechSmith Camtasia

Here are three practical, proven ways to engage students in online learning programs. Engage students in online learning – know them by name. Letting students know there’s someone else on the other side of the screen helps build investment and engage them in online learning.

Trainers: Is Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule a Hoax?

Bottom-Line Performance

In the age of “awareness level training” and “click next to continue” courses designed to check a box or meet regulatory requirements, we risk missing out on opportunities to really let learning happen. We seem to forget that awareness is just the beginning of the learning process.

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?

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.

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! the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.”. Apps distance learning eLearning development tools emerging trends and technologies Learning Research Uncategorized

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Try Teaching Science at a Distance

E-Learning Acupuncture

The October 2010 issue of International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning is out and what I like about this publication is that the full-text of the articles are completely open and accessible. Tags: distance courses science

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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. Not surprisingly, research has shown that there are distinct advantages to this style of learning. We don’t forget what we learn through failure.

5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

The ones that I would recommend to my fellow learning pro’s. On Two Metaphors for Learning and the Dangers of Choosing Just One. The latter metaphor reminds me that learning is not about the consumption of information; it’s about making sense.

Authenticity

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

Is it the same with our learning? I don’t remember even thinking about who would teach me my degree, I looked into everything BUT the teaching staff. Authenticity and credibility in online learning Click To Tweet.

8 Ways to Develop an E-Learning Mindset

Origin Learning

E-Learning is the use of electronic media such as videos, audios, presentations and online content created using the effective use of technological tools in learning and teaching. E-Learning is about imparting knowledge using the relevant tool. Learning.

Familiarity

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

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? The template is there to provide a consistent learning experience for the learner.

Why Attend Conferences? UW Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning’s 25th Anniversary

Web Courseworks

The choices of eLearning and distance learning conferences are plentiful— see the list below of the ones I keep on my own radar screen. This week I will be attending my fifth conference of the year in my hometown of Madison, WI: The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, hosted by the University of Wisconsin. learning landscape : As a Moodle advocate, I am most interested in how Bowling Green University is creating a new learning environment.

Top Tech-Based Ways to Train a Distributed Workforce

The Learning Dispatch

One of the enduring challenges in the learning and development world is how to disseminate training classes to the largest audience in the least amount of time. Conquering Distance Education: Top 4 Ways to Train Staff Across the Miles. Happily, there are other ways to conquer distance.