Distance learning

Developing Innovation in Distance learning

Online learning has become a very popular way for students and working people to pursue higher education and upgrade their careers. Teaching an online course is very different from the traditional classroom courses, hence it’s imperative for students and teachers to engage themselves into the learning process for better understanding. Teachers must make effective teaching such that the students take interest and make the learning more interesting. This is called developing innovation in distance learning. Following are some strategies for making innovations in online learning to make it a successful experience for both students and teachers:

  • Using a blend of learning tools for better understanding:

Due to technological advancements it has become possible to create a virtual learning environment for students to make them comfortable to engage themselves just like if they were in the classroom. There are a variety of activities possible today to make the learning experience for students more effective. Online teaching should involve a part of traditional teaching as well as collaborative audio and visual effects. The teaching content should be made more interesting with live pictures and videos to make the whole learning experience more exciting and should involve student interaction and engagement.

 

  • Engage with the students:

It’s the teacher’s responsibility to ensure that he creates a very strong virtual presence at the very beginning of the online session. Teachers should keep supporting and motivating the students throughout the session so that they become open and let their thoughts out and interact with the others. There should be a healthy peer-to-peer interaction as well as a student-teacher interaction.

 

  • Quality of video conferencing should be good:

To enhance the learning-teaching experience, both the students as well as the course site should have good network and video-calling devices. The online course website should ensure that their site runs fast and their video and audio devices are of the best quality and give good performances. And students should have webcam devices and good internet connection to make their experience better.

 

  • Students should keep giving their feedbacks/opinions:

Getting frequent feedbacks from students helps the online teaching institute to realize their strong and weak points at their end. This helps improving the learning experience. Opinions about the teaching methods, site issues or anything else should be conveyed to the institute. This helps to sort student queries and win their confidence.

 

  • Allow learning through mobile phones:

The online teaching should not just be confined to tablets, computers or laptops. They should also be accessed via mobile phones since carrying laptops or computers may not be convenient always. While mobile phones let the students go through the study matter at any time and at any place.

 

  • Periodic student-performance analysis should be done:

The online teaching institute should make it a point to send regular student- performance analysis reports to the students. The institute should evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the students and help them improve on them. This builds confidence in students and makes the learning process more interesting.

 

Breaking the assumptions about Online Learning

Online learning is gaining a lot of popularity in today’s date. It has opened doors for many aspirants who wish to pursue higher studies along with personal and work commitments. It gives the advantage of flexibility i.e lets students study from home, workplace, café, garden or any suitable place via computer, tablet or mobile phones etc. Online learning has become a very convenient option since it saves the time and money of travelling and is cheaper than studying from traditional colleges. But there are several incorrect assumptions about online learning. Here are some assumptions which don’t hold true:

  • Online courses are only for business students:

This is a misconception that all online courses are structured only for business students. Nevertheless, there are many online courses for a variety of subjects ranging from engineering to legal studies. There are various online courses in different domains such as online Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering, online Master’s degree in Information Technology, online Bachelor’s degree in Graphics and Multimedia, Master’s degree in Health Administration, Master’s degree in Medical Informatics, Associate’s  degree in Paralegal studies etc. (more…)

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Why It Is Never Too Late to Start Distance Learning.

Distance learning is a program which helps individuals who cannot go for on campus traditional full-time studies. Individuals who are working and want to go for higher studies also go for this program.

Now, the main question is whether there is a specific time or age to go for distance learning program?

So, the answer to the question is NO, there is no specific time or age under which you can go for the distance education.

Distance education is such a program which gives individuals all over the world the opportunity to pursue any course of their choice that too with it being online. It is a boon to working individuals as well as students who want to complete the course from home. (more…)

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Qualities of Successful Distance Learners.

It is said that distance learning is not for everyone, and it is true. It is difficult for a student to complete his/her distance education if they don’t possess the following qualities to successfully complete any distance learning program. Thus, making an individual a successful distance learner.

Motivation:

A student should be self-motivated and should know whether they really want to go for that course. Even the working professionals should have the motivation which is so high that it makes them open their laptop after coming home to complete their daily studies online.

 Patience:

There are many problems that one can encounter during distance learning. There are problems that neither the student nor the teacher can solve which are technological, problems where you can’t solve your doubts face-to-face. Students should also be focused on their studies. (more…)

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Merit and Demerit of Distance Learning Programs.

Distance learning is a way which allows any individual to complete any course of their choice anywhere and anytime. It helps students who are not able to be physically present at college. Distance learning program enables students as well as professionals to fill their educational aspirations.

There are advantages of this type of education as well as disadvantages, following are the advantages and disadvantages.

ADVANTAGES:

  1. Job and studies at the same time:

This way of learning helps individuals at work to handle both, their work commitments and complete the education. It enables professionals to go for different online courses to update themselves and their resume. (more…)

Getting ready for your first Online Course

Students who are going to enroll themselves in a distance learning course should know what to expect and how is it going to be different from the traditional learning. Students should be ready with the right kind of tools and study material before beginning an online course. Distance learning is convenient and an advanced way of learning and upgrading your education and career. Following are the tips to start an online course with:

  • Technological requirements:

Distance learning is going to through the internet, hence it requires technological requirements such as a good-working PC, fast internet, headset with microphone and video conferencing application or webcam.

 

  • Find out the login procedure:

Visit the course web site and look for the login procedure. Get the login ID and the password and get familiarized with the login process. Think of the screen as a virtual classroom and get used to it. Click on all options like discussion board, assignment board, queries board etc and know them well. Test the course in different browsers and different computers. (more…)

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Many Faces of E-Learning

E-learning is the new way through which one can learn anything and everything online. It is the easiest mode used to grab the opportunity of gaining knowledge about new things on the go. An individual can take up more than one online course and update their CV as well as increase their knowledge. E-learning helps students and professionals who want to go for distance learning.

There are two types of E-learning such as educational training and corporate training. Educational training is related to concepts and topics that help school and college students to understand and clear their doubts. Subjects like Math’s, Science, English are taught. There are courses for corporate training as well, such as Digital marketing, and various other online courses.

Benefits of E-learning:

  • Easy to access.
  • Better way of understanding the concepts.
  • One can complete more than one course.
  • It can be learned anywhere anytime.
  • Reduces time as compared to traditional learning.
  • Transportation costs is avoided.
  • Ability to repeat the course.
  • Fast Learning.

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Dropper’s Dilemma

In this article, you will read all about the confusion a dropout faces regarding their career, studies, and future. Their perspective regarding what they want to achieve, their dreams, goals, aspirations etc. Moving on, it is a very common behavior for anyone to feel confused about their next step in terms of choosing the right profession, field, further studies.

There have been huge names who have dropped out and become successful in their life. Names like Chetan Bhagat, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell and many more. If you look at their story, the conclusion was following your dreams and staying true to what your passionate about.

The main dilemma of a dropout is, “what next?’’. There are questions that occur not only in their head but also questions from the family. There are several questions that come in each person’s mind, whenever he/she is confused about what they really want. (more…)

Current Top Institute in the world of eLearning

What is eLearning?

Distance education or eLearning is the type of education for students who cannot physically attend the classroom lectures. This type of education takes advantage of technology to impart education not in the normal classroom environment, but via internet. Full time class lectures may not be feasible to be attended by the working people or people living in remote areas. Currently, a large number of students take part in distance education. Distance education offers flexibility, comfort and easy access to those students who have to manage their professional commitments, family, and other commitments and at the same time wish to complete higher education. Keeping this in mind, many universities/ colleges/ schools provide this facility of distance learning or eLearning.

What is the importance of eLearning?

The main objective behind implementing eLearning is to help students pursue education without geographical hurdles, time barriers and financial issues. It is not possible for every student to take up a full-time course due to lack of time,busy schedule and financial issues. Hence distance learning solves this issue. (more…)