Resources for Distance Learning

Distance education, distributed learning, elearning, blended learning — whatever name it goes by, distance learning is on the rise all over the world. Technology has closed the gap for thousands of learners who, in the past, might have been bound by geographical location or physical limitation, or have simply had to prioritize other demands on their time. And it has given talented educators, no longer restricted to teaching a single face-to-face classroom at a time, an opportunity to reach a broader student base than ever before.

It’s a thrilling time to be in the business of educational technology. Here’s a sampling of the research out there on the web:

Here are a few Wikispaces features that might help you set up or expand a distance learning program in your own school, district, or university:

Guidelines around distance education vary by country, state, and/or province. Your local department of education should have information on distance learning.

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3 Comments

  1. Dayle
    Posted November 3, 2011 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    wow!!!

  2. Annicha V
    Posted November 6, 2011 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Detta skall bli spännande ett sätt att lära sig nya saker och att vara mottaglig för det :)

  3. Posted November 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Durante 1 ano, ministrei aulas de Português daqui do Brasil para alunos do Japão, em tempo real via Skype, foi muito importante estar em contato com alunos tão distante, foi muito enriquecedor, um mix de cultural entre eu e meus alunos. Acho muito válido para a nova história da Educação.

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