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Distance Learning Today 1 New York is no nearer or farther than Beijing, Old constraints of time and space are not relevant on the Internet.
DISTANCE LEARNING MEETS THE INTERNET 2 http://www.edutopia.org/online-learning-overview-video
Distance Learning Today 3 Now, the full learning experience can be transformed on the NET. Audio Video Interactivity Distance Learning Today
The Following are types of distance education courses/programs offered today: Correspondence conducted through regular mail Internet Distance Learning conducted either synchronously or asynchronously Telecourse/Broadcast, in which content is delivered via radio or television CD-ROM, in which the student interacts with computer content stored on a CD-ROM Pocket PC/Mobile Learning where the student accesses course content stored on a mobile device or through a wireless server Integrated distance learning, which is the integration of live, in-group instruction or interaction with a distance learning curriculum 4 Distance Learning Today
Asynchronous technology A mode of online delivery where participants access course materials on their own schedule. Synchronous technology (simultaneous) A mode of online delivery where all students and the teacher are “present” at the same time. 5 Most significant types or methods of delivery:
Hybrid or Blended Learning: Part of education is in a physical classroom; face to face, and the remaining part is by distance education. Many people seem to like this approach; therefore more institutions are starting to offer it. 6 Distance Learning Today
LMS – Learning Management Systems An information system that administers instructor- led and e-learning courses and keeps track of student progress. It can be used for both Asynchronous and Synchronous learning. It is actually a framework for an instructor to better administer the classroom. That is where the Instructor posts syllabus, course lectures, assignments, study guides, projects, and Tests. 7 Distance Learning Today
TThere is a slight but important difference between both terms. According to the US Department of education, Distance Education is defined as education or training courses delivered to remote (off- campus) sites via audio, video (live or prerecorded), or computer technologies, including both synchronous (i.e., simultaneous) and asynchronous (i.e., not simultaneous) instruction. OOnline learning; is distance learning utilizing the Internet using Asynchronous or Synchronous delivery. SSo, in short, Online Learning means Distance Learning on the NET. 10 Online Learning Versus Distance Learning
Unlimited Resources Saving Money, Time, and the Environment The Internet Does Not Discriminate Simplicity A Global Classroom Anywhere, anytime; 24/7 11 ADVANTAGES OF DISTANCE LEARNING
Working Adults Professionals Single Parents Educators Physically Challenged Military Personnel On the GO 12 IS ONLINE EDUCATION RIGHT FOR YOU?
Online education, while it might be convenient, but by all means it is not easy. It requires the discipline and dedication, and hard work required in a traditional (brick and mortar) schools It requires more motivation, and dedication. For the most part, YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. 13 Convenience or Easy?
Computer / Laptop Modem All-in-One Printer/Scanner Jump or Flash Drive PC Digital Video Camera INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER 14 WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN ONLINE?
Windows 7 I s the most common platform currently being used on microcomputers. Email Account Gmail, Outlook, and Hotmail Instant Messaging Program (IM) Google, Yahoo, and MSN messenger Browser MS Internet Explorer, or Firefox Antivirus Software http://www.avg.com http://www.avg.com PDF Writer, File Zipping (PKZIP) PC efficiency: http://www.sammsoft.com/aro/q4landing5/default.aspx?referrer=go-E22brand- aro&gclid=CKfxvKeFuqoCFSEEQAodnCmO6g http://www.sammsoft.com/aro/q4landing5/default.aspx?referrer=go-E22brand- aro&gclid=CKfxvKeFuqoCFSEEQAodnCmO6g DOWNLOAD.com 15 Software you need
SKILLS Y ou don't have to be a computer guru to study online, but you need to have basic knowledge of how to use your computer and navigate the Internet Computer Skill Typing Navigation of the Internet Searching Basic PC maintenance (software) 16 SKILLS
STUDY AT HOME Have your own room Dress for Success Manage Your Time Avoid distraction and Noise Develop the Ability to Concentrate 17 HOW TO SUCCEED IN Online Learning?
Students’ evaluation in an online school is not much different than in a traditional school. You are evaluated based on your: Assignments, projects, and Tests Users of Federal Funding (Title IV) are also evaluated on their participation and attendance. Missing class, or failing to perform an academic activity for three weeks during an online course will cause you to lose your financial aid funding. 18 Performance Assessment