Distance / Online Education

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Distance Learning Today
New York is no nearer or farther than Beijing,
Old constraints of time and space are not relevant on the Internet.
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DISTANCE LEARNING MEETS THE INTERNET
http://www.edutopia.org/online-learning-overview-video
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Distance Learning Today
Now, the full learning experience can be
transformed on the NET.
• Audio
• Video
• Interactivity
Distance Learning Today
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Distance Learning Today
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The Following are types of distance education courses/programs offered
today:
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Correspondence conducted through regular mail
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Internet Distance Learning conducted either synchronously or
asynchronously
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Telecourse/Broadcast, in which content is delivered via radio or television
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CD-ROM, in which the student interacts with computer content stored on a
CD-ROM
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Pocket PC/Mobile Learning where the student accesses course content
stored on a mobile device or through a wireless server
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Integrated distance learning, which is the integration of live, in-group
instruction or interaction with a distance learning curriculum
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Most significant types or methods of delivery:
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Asynchronous technology
A mode of online delivery where participants access
course materials on their own schedule.
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Synchronous technology (simultaneous)
A mode of online delivery where all students
and the teacher are “present” at the same
time.
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Distance Learning Today
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Hybrid or Blended Learning:
Part of education is in a physical classroom; face to
face, and the remaining part is by distance education.
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Many people seem to like this approach; therefore
more institutions are starting to offer it.
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Distance Learning Today
LMS – Learning Management Systems
 An information system that administers instructorled and e-learning courses and keeps track of
student progress.
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It can be used for both Asynchronous and
Synchronous learning.
 It is actually a framework for an instructor to better
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administer the classroom. That is where the Instructor
posts syllabus, course lectures, assignments, study
guides, projects, and Tests.
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LMS – Learning Management System
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LMS – Learning Management System
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Online Learning Versus Distance Learning
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There 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 (offcampus) sites via audio, video (live or prerecorded), or computer
technologies, including both synchronous (i.e., simultaneous) and
asynchronous (i.e., not simultaneous) instruction.
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Online learning; is distance learning utilizing the Internet using
Asynchronous or Synchronous delivery.
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So, in short, Online Learning means Distance Learning on the NET.
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ADVANTAGES OF DISTANCE LEARNING
Unlimited Resources
 Saving Money, Time, and the Environment
 The Internet Does Not Discriminate
 Simplicity
 A Global Classroom
 Anywhere, anytime; 24/7
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IS ONLINE EDUCATION RIGHT FOR YOU?
Working Adults
 Professionals
 Single Parents
 Educators
 Physically Challenged
 Military Personnel
 On the GO
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Convenience or Easy?
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.
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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN ONLINE?
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Computer / Laptop
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Modem
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All-in-One Printer/Scanner
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Jump or Flash Drive
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PC Digital Video Camera
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INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER
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Software you need
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Windows 7
Is the most common platform currently being used on microcomputers.
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Email Account
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Instant Messaging Program (IM)
Google, Yahoo, and MSN messenger
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Browser
MS Internet Explorer, or Firefox
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Antivirus Software
http://www.avg.com
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PDF Writer, File Zipping (PKZIP)
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PC efficiency:
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DOWNLOAD.com
Gmail, Outlook, and Hotmail
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SKILLS
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SKILLS
You 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)
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HOW TO SUCCEED IN Online Learning?
STUDY AT HOME
 Have your own room
 Dress for Success
 Manage Your Time
 Avoid distraction and Noise
 Develop the Ability to Concentrate
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Performance Assessment
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Students’ evaluation in an online school is not much
different than in a traditional school.
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You are evaluated based on your:
Assignments, projects, and Tests
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Users of Federal Funding (Title IV) are also evaluated on
their participation and attendance.
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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.
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