Archive | February 2011

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What do you think the perceptions of distance learning will be in the future (in 5–10 years; 10–20 years)? Within the past few courses that I have taken online through Walden University, as well as the full developmental experience of an online course, I now understand how to distinguish between appropriate uses of distance learning.  […]

Converting to a Distance Learning Format

In this week’s application assignment, we were given this scenario: A training manager has been frustrated with the quality of communication among trainees in his face-to-face training sessions and wants to try something new. With his supervisor’s permission, the trainer plans to convert all current training modules to a blended learning format, which would provide […]

The Impact of Open Source

It is essential that the instructor take the time to plan and organize the learning experience when engaged in teaching at a distance. The instructional design process provides the framework for planning. More often are we seeing traditional courses being redesigned and offered as distance learning. But often do not follow the instructional design process […]