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- History of online learning
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- Types of online learning

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Online learning

  1. 1. Online learning<br />
  2. 2. Online Learning , also known as e – learning , is a learning experience delivered via a computer and the Internet. Course work is conducted through electronic forums, discussion groups, external resources, quizzes, social rooms and online submitted assignments. It is also the term used to describe or correspondence courses that are offered over the internet.<br />
  3. 3. History of online learning<br />In 1928, an ad for lessons via weekly correspondence appeared in a Boston Paper. By the nineteenth century, the advances in the postal service allowed established university to offer distance learning degrees through the exchange of mail. <br />When TV became a normal part of the American household, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) assigned specific public broadcasting frequencies that were required to provide educational content. College credit for courses delivered via TV was first offered in 1951, by the City College of Chicago.<br />
  4. 4. As every as 1982, educations tend to initially use new technologies as an extension of their traditional classroom, so the computer became part of learning through computer – assisted learning centers.<br />It was 1994, the first fully online courses emerged. Students participated in discussions, projects and lectures entirely through the computer.<br />Course management system such as Blackboard and WebCT entered the picture in 1997. The ease of using such systems has allowed every College to offer online courses.<br />
  5. 5. Reasons behind the growth in online learning <br />Access<br />Efficiency<br />Stability<br />Cost<br />Technology <br />
  6. 6. Types of online learning<br />Synchronous e- Learning: In this type of learning, communication between the participating individuals occurs instantly and the participants can access the information at the same time. Some of the examples of synchronous e- learning include virtual classroom or video/ audio conferencing and real – time chart. One of the major attributes of synchronous e- learning is that it offers instant feedback of the participant’s performance. <br />
  7. 7. The best thing about synchronous e learning is that it enables greater involvement of the participants. This mode provides the an environment that encourages expression of synergism.<br />The only disadvantages of this type of learning is the fact that it does not offer self – paced learning and logistics of scheduling. Moreover, it necessitates management of students’ availability at various time zones.<br />
  8. 8. 2. Asynchronous e- Learning is also known as store and forward e-learning, wherein the communication between the participants does not occur instantaneously. It offers convenience, accessibility and the much desired self-paced learning. <br />However, one of the major disadvantages of asynchronous e-learning is that a student may feel isolated or less motivated because in this process, there is no opportunity for real time interaction with other participants. <br />It does not offer instant feedback on the students performance. Hence, any modification or adjustment to training, if needed, can be done only after the completion of the entire evaluation.<br />
  9. 9. 2. Blended Learning: referred as mixed mode of learning, a blend of conventional face to face lectures , workshops, and tutorials with learning online through activities like emailing , discussing through discussion boards, tests, quizzes, and announcements.<br /> In this type of learning, students receive their feedback from online quizzes and tests, which helps them to identify loopholes in their knowledge and ways to fill them. Almost all the reputed online institutes offer blended learning for the overall benefits of the learning communities.<br />
  10. 10. “Thank you”<br />Prepared by : <br /> Melinda M. Piamonte<br /> MAED - EM<br />