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  • Virtual Schooling for High School and College Students

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    lesson is taught. As technology have improved and become available to students, so has the incorporation of technology in the classroom. Distance education dates back to the early 1700s; however, over the years distance education has transformed and moved to different delivery methods (Shelly 519). In fact, most education institutions refer to distance education today as courses that are primarily taught using the Internet and that deliver Internet-based courses in many different forms or modalities

  • The Pros and Cons of Web-based Courses

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    html Simonson, M., Smaldino, S., Albright, M., & Zvacek, S. (2003). Teaching and Learning at a Distance: Foundations of Distance Education. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Sunal, D., Sunal, C., Odell, M., & Sundberg,C., (2003). Research-supported best practices for developing online learning. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2, 10. Tomlinson, T. (1998). Distance education offers new challenges for many students. Hudson Valley Business Journal, 9, 20.

  • The Benefits of Distance Learning

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    The Benefits of Distance Learning I. Easy access for both students and teachers II. Knowledge of instructors and classmates A. Posting of bibliographies III. One-on-one contact between instructor and student A. Phone contact B. Web-site email C. Chat areas IV. Students learn just as easily as in the classroom V. Access to other students through online communication A. Personal emails B. Classroom and group discussion boards C. Online course chat rooms VI. Learning of proper

  • Distant Education: Online Learning

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    increased the overall ability and the reach of the people to the education. For this reason the areas of the online learning are improving to a great extent especially for the high school students. As a result of these improvements and developments, the distant leaning has become an alternative to the schools or colleges (Orgunleye, A. 2013). The distant learning has helped the people who were not able to study because of distance problems and it has helped increase the literacy rate and higher degree

  • The Open University - OpenLearn

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    people can access OpenLearn on their personal computer and/or laptop. A wide range of subject areas are available for the visitors to choose and study on their own time. Some available topics include Arts and Humanities, Business and Management, and Education. Most of the available materials cover introductory level of the courses and anyone can go through each topic in about two hours. Some topics require about ten hours of completion time. Any individual who has never taken an online course before

  • Distance Learning

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    Distance Learning missing works cited Definition and Description of Distance Education Distance education is any academic learning method that lets the teacher and the student participate and communicate in a convenient manner, while sometimes in different places and sometimes at different times. The distance education concept has allowed a diverse set of individuals to continue their education, whether it is for personal or professional satisfaction. The teacher is still able to create

  • Breaking Barriers: An Intersection of the Institution and the Information Superhighway

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    Breaking Barriers: An Intersection of the Institution and the Information Superhighway What it is all about Distance education. What is it? Barry Birnbaum has cited a feasible definition for it in his book, Foundations and Practices in the Use of Distance Education. The definition is according to a study done by Moore and Kearsley in 1996. Birnbaum quotes, “distance education is defined as planned learning that normally occurs in a different place and requires a well-defined system of delivery

  • Distance Learning and Traditional Learning

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    Distance learning is a way of passing learning when students are separated from the information source by time or distance. It may be used with other forms of learning for example face to face education or on its own. It is different from traditional learning systems in which the student had to be physically available in the classroom to gain access to education. This form of study is mainly targeted to individuals who have family, social and occupational commitments preventing them from attending

  • Comparative Analysis of Asynchronous and Synchronous Technologies

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    Introduction Technologies used in training and education are a popular topic of discussion all over the world. Two major views on delivery modes of educational content exist: some focus on asynchronous delivery for the accessibility of information anytime and anywhere through the use of collaborative tools while whereas others focus on the real-time interaction with the instructor, students, and content during class through synchronous delivery. This comparative analysis will look at Elluminate

  • Blackboard and Distance Learning Technology

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    Blackboard and Distance Learning Technology Over the years there have been numerous tips, tricks and gimmicks educators have used in an effort to reduce their teaching load. Is there anything that can be done to lessen the scholastic load without sacrificing quality instruction? Yes there is, it's the Internet. Finally applications such as WebCT ™ and Blackboard™ have merged to create the ideal software support application for distance education. These products provide you - the educator -