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  • The Up's and Down's of Distance Learning

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    Even though distance learning has it's ups and downs, students are given the opportunity to better themselves by obtaining a college degree online, advancing in different career and technology fields, as well as tending to life's daily tasks all at the same time. Students who choose distance learning experience victories as well as challenges just like any other student attending school. One of the best things about distance learning is that student's can work at their own pace in the privacy of

  • The University of South Africa and the British Open University: Compare and Contrast

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    Introduction Institutions of distance education started with a similar focus, to bring higher education to students who are unable to participate in a traditional brick and mortar school setting, however these schools are in no way cookie cutter images of each other. This paper is intended to compare and contrast the University of South Africa (UNISA) and that of the British Open University (OU) to investigate the similarities and differences between an institution based in a developing country

  • Technology in education

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    internet and technology on education have created important modification within the manner how university deliver education. It’s become a really essential a part of our education. We are able to additionally get any information associated with subject also as learning new words and meanings. Nowadays our education is incomplete without internet and information technology.Technology plays an important role in all levels of education nowadays. Technology makes education interesting and fun. In today`s

  • Distance Learning

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    Distance Learning Currently, computers already play a prominent role in many aspects of our lives from personal works to education fields. The Internet can also be invaluable in linking people culturally and socially (Hacker & Capehart, 1999). Geographically and historically, most universities in the world offer distance learning to students through the Internet, and the distance learning is becoming a new trend of the 21st academy. In particular, computers will permit a degree of individualization-personalized

  • What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Distance Learning

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    We all know distance learning or conventional learning certainly take watchful arranging. There are numerous advantages and disadvantages of distanced learning. Numerous individuals may feel distance learning is the right learning style for them. I will demonstrate how looking at distance learning and customary learning that both of these are extraordinary relying upon whom the understudy may be and which instructive degree the understudy has picked. The reasons distance learning is broadly acknowledged

  • Distance Learning and Black Board

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    Distance Learning and Black Board Distance learning is when students take courses by using some form of communication other than face to face communication with an instructor. This type of learning has been used since as far back as the 1800’s when adults would learn handwriting by ordering lessons through the mail (Cosgrove 2002). The technology for distance learning has been progressing for some time now. Iowa State University started to offer courses through television in 1934 (Cosgrove 2002)

  • Defining E-Learning

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    According to (Brown & Voltz, 2005), “E-Learning is the teaching and learning which are delivered, supported and enhanced by using technology and digital media”. More typically stated E-Learning consists of retrieving and interpreting data by means of distance learning through technological devices. Development of E-Learning Gamification One significant development of E-Learning would include the growth of gamification. This would include the evolution of using gaming networks or software to enhance

  • Online Courses versus In-Classroom Courses

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    Personal Attention by Reading Teachers Upon Students Attendance an Academic Achievement.” (1976) Abstract. Web. 10 Apr. 2011. Parsad, B., and Lewis, L. (2008). Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions. 3. Print. 2006-07 (NCES 2009-044). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Education. Washington, D.C.

  • A Cross-Cultural Group Activity Using Google Hangouts: Perceived Ease of Use and Usefulness

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    Introduction The use of social media is prevalent not only among the younger generation but also in all age groups. New technologies emerge constantly and many of the digital-age children seem to adopt them quickly without much effort. While a number of free online programs are available, not all of them are appropriate for educational purposes and some may only bring undesired outcomes to students. Especially, social media can cause serious problems in schools, such as cyber bullying and privacy

  • The University of South Africa and the British Open University

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    Introduction Institutions of distance education started with a similar focus of bringing higher education to students unable to participate in traditional universities. Though similar these schools are not cookie-cutter reproductions of each other. This paper will compare and contrast the University of South Africa (UNISA) located in the developing country South Africa, to that of The British Open University (OU) established in the United Kingdom, a developed country, over six dimensions: mission