Category Archives: Education

Classroom learning, distance learning or e-learning? | atcrisk

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The general options these days are traditional classroom based learning, distance learning or the more modern e-learning. I have both experienced as a student and as a tutor all these methods, and firstly I have to say there is no real difference between distance learning and e-learning other than the use of a computer screen instead of a book. I was once told e-learning is the future of learning; however I expect this to realistically happen about the same time as I get my jetpack! I very much struggle learning from a box I spend most of my day looking at, and even with the “interactive” content of e-learning I find my attention slipping too easily. Tools such as smart phones and tablet PCs make the e-learning process easier, but I still believe that the attraction of spending even more time looking at the goldfish bowl of a computer screen not that appealing.
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Distance learning offers new route to success – Montreal Gazette

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Two years ago, Latishia Barksdale dropped out of high school at age 17 and faced an uncertain future.Before quitting, Barksdale was failing miserably in math and science. She couldn’t get the extra help she needed and was too embarrassed to ask questions because she felt they were stupid.   She tried her luck in an adult education class, but says she was surrounded by “students who didn’t want to learn.”   When that endeavour failed, Barksdale wasn’t sure what she would do with her life. But her fortunes changed after a youth worker in Little Burgundy told her about a new education model called “distance learning” – a program giving Barksdale an opportunity to obtain her high school diploma without having to set foot inside a traditional classroom.
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Metaphorical Interpretation of eLearning in Higher Education Institutions

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Nawaz, A (2012) Metaphorical Interpretation of eLearning in Higher Education Institutions, JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, VOL. 3, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2012   Abstract – Metaphors are handy tools to view and thus comprehend a situation. The metaphors like ‘divide & gap or access’, ‘equality’ and ‘bridge’ are used to visually
portray current conditions of eLearning, identify its problems and then suggest solutions to resolve those issues which hinder in successful application of eLearning tools in higher education institutions (HEIs). These metaphors are the theories about the situation therefore none of them is either right or wrong rather different views of reality containing some undeniable and other questionable notions about different aspects of eLearning in higher education institutions. Accommodating all of these views, this paper suggests an alternative framework based on ‘Gateway-Metaphor’ to portray the contemporary eLearning environments, particularly in developing countries. The gateway metaphor defines the eLearning, pinpoints its problems, and then proposes a model of taking advantage of all the existing metaphors into a new configuration for successful eLearning theory and practices.
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The Choice Between Interactive and Open

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Choosing between a free, easy-to-alter, and open digital textbook and a more interactive but more costly commercial equivalent isn’t easy.   And in a presentation here in Washington Tuesday at the annual Consortium for School Networking, the folks at the CK-12 Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to authoring open online texts, acknowledged that they can’t provide many of the design features of their commercial counterparts. But they just want you to know you still have a choice.   For four years now, the foundation, driven primarily by grant funding, has authored textbooks for free consumption that any teacher can download, change, or combine, thanks to the Creative Commons copyright licensing process.
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How Higher Education Uses Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]


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Schools are on a short list of organizations that have been notoriously slow to adopt emerging tech. But within the last few years, as social media becomes more integral to students’ lives, educational institutions are finally catching on, and catching up. When it comes to higher ed, there are not only opportunities for digital learning, but digital marketing too. Some schools have taken the reigns on both sides, with mixed results. SEE ALSO: 5 Free Homework Management Tools for the Digital Student The infographic below takes a look at how schools have fared with social media over the last few years — what platforms are best, where they’ve succeeded, and the challenges that lay ahead. Does your alma mater use social media effectively in the classroom and in the recruitment office? Share your social ed story in the comments. Infographic by onlineuniversities.com . Image courtesy of iStockphoto , YinYang More About: college , education , infographics , Social Media For more Social Media coverage: Follow Mashable Social Media on Twitter Become a Fan on Facebook Subscribe to the Social Media channel Download our free apps for Android , Mac , iPhone and iPad
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“Social-ify” your eLearning – Corporate Learning Insights

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In response to a question on emerging power of Facebook and its impact on Google, the then CEO Eric Schmidt mentioned that he sees “Social” in every product of his company. If we keep aside the Google’s lackluster achievements in social, the statement itself is a very profound one. This blog post is a brief on “social-ifying” your eLearning.
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