E-learning World News

E-learning World Wide News

E-learning World Wide News

linedividerE-learning (or eLearning) refers to the use of electronic media and information and communication technologies (ICT) in education. E-learning is broadly inclusive of all forms of educational technology in learning and teaching. E-learning is inclusive of, and is broadly synonymous with multimedia learning, technology-enhanced learning (TEL), computer-based instruction (CBI), computer-based training (CBT), computer-assisted instruction or computer-aided instruction (CAI), internet-based training (IBT), web-based training (WBT), online education, virtual education, virtual learning environments (VLE) (which are also called learning platforms), m-learning, and digital educational collaboration. These alternative names emphasize a particular aspect, component or delivery method.
E-learning includes numerous types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, and streaming video, and includes technology applications and processes such as audio or video tape, satellite TV, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and computer-based learning, as well as local intranet/extranet and web-based learning. Information and communication systems, whether free-standing or based on either local networks or the Internet in networked learning, underly many e-learning processes.
E-learning can occur in or out of the classroom. It can be self-paced, asynchronous learning or may be instructor-led, synchronous learning. E-learning is suited to distance learning and flexible learning, but it can also be used in conjunction with face-to-face teaching, in which case the term blended learning is commonly used.

In the world of education theory, writers and researchers talk a great deal about learning dispositions, those tendecies of great thinkers and learning that help them learn more effectively. In essence, a learner disposition is the attitude or mindset the student brings to an educational environment to make him or her more likely to retain the new information. Kratz defines dispositions as “relatively enduring habits of mind or characteristic ways of responding to experience across types of situations.”
That’s why eLearning attitudes by honoring and reinforcing those skills and competences can develop a more effective kind of education. eLearning courses become more student-centered and therefore, more effective. Without those positive attitudes, students have little chance of learning proficiently, if at all.

Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn.
Winston Churchill

You can’t teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it.
Seymour Papert

If learners think it looks bad, you may have lost a good percentage of the battle in getting them to pay attention.
Patti Shank

We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning.
Elliot Masie

The most profound words will remain unread unless you can keep the learner engaged. You can’t see their eyes to know if they got it so … say it, show it, write it, demo it and link it to an activity.
James Bates

People often tout interactivity as the great benefit offered by eLearning, yet most interactivity does nothing to either engage or instruct.
Ethan Edwards

We don’t care what people know, we care what they do. It’s all about performance.
Michael Allen

We complain that learners want to be spoonfed, but then we won’t let them hold the spoon.
Jane Bozarth

The most important principle for designing lively eLearning is to see eLearning design not as information design but as designing an experience.
Cathy Moore

eLearning doesn’t just “happen”! It requires careful planning and implementation.

The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.
Henry Ford

Learning and teaching are not inherently linked. Much learning takes place without teaching, and indeed much teaching takes place without learning.
Jane Bozarth

People expect to be bored by eLearning—let’s show them it doesn’t have to be likethat!
Cammy Bean

Design is not just what it looks like or feels like, but how it works.
Steve Jobs

Learning is changing.  And, we will see new models, new technologies and designs emerge.  So, let’s drop the “e” – or at least give it a new and wider definition.
Elliot Masie

eLearning shouldn’t be a casual joy ride on a Sunday afternoon with the cruise control engaged. The sole purpose of eLearning is to teach.
Christopher Palm


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I'm Carl William Brown a holistic teacher, a webmaster, a trader, and a writer of aphorisms and essays. I have written more than 9,000 original quotations and at present I'm also working at my only novel, Fort Attack, which is also a wide and open blog project. At the moment I'm teaching English in a secondary school, but up to now I have done a lot of other things as well, both in business, educational, sport and social fields. Some years ago, in 1997 following the examples of the Rotary or the Lyons Clubs I founded the Daimon Club Organization to promote every sort of activities, creativity, art, literature, new technologies, informatics, business and marketing, public health and education and to meet new friends with these kind of interests.
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