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What is distance education?

Distance education is an educational process in which the learning process and the teaching process happen in two different locations. A medium of communication, such as the postal system or the internet, must connect the two processes to make distance education work.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 06 Jun 2020 under Terms

Metaphor of distance education: teacher and three students standing on different planets.

What is LMS server latency, and how it affects your elearning?

The LMS server latency is the amount of time it takes to transmit data between the elearning module and the LMS server. The longer is the LMS server latency, the more lag the learners encounter as they learn through the elearning module.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 25 May 2020 under Terms, Tips

LMS server latency icon: a laptop, a server, and two arrows circling on their back. There's also a clock in the middle of the circling arrows.

What is scaffolding?

Scaffolding is a teaching method that helps learners to work on certain exercises that they otherwise cannot complete without it. Scaffolding is meant to be remove eventually as the learner gains mastery of the lesson. In elearning, some of the common scaffolding techniques are hints, tips, and clues that are accessible through hint buttons, characters, and other user interface elements.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 09 May 2020 under Terms, Theories

A child studing on a laptop, with an adult watching on his back. On their background are three concentric circles: the smallest and innermost is labeled know / can do, the middle circle is labeled know / can do with guidance, and the outermost circle is doesn't know / can't do. The innermost circle surrounds the child's head. The adult is outside the innermost circle but falls in front of the middle circle.

What is a flipped classroom?

A flipped classroom is a pedagogical approach or an instructional model, in which the absorption of information happens during the learner’s homework time, while the exercises moves to the classroom time so you can guide your learners if needed.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 24 Feb 2020 under Terms

What is gamification of elearning?

Gamification of elearning is the inclusion of game elements to an elearning lesson, course, or program. The aim is to motivate learners to go through the learning process.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 21 Dec 2019 under Terms, Thoughts

A front view of a cartoon bull wearing white and about to kick at brown football ball.

What is active learning?

Active learning refers to several learning or teaching techniques that require conscious and deliberate actions from learners. Often contrasted with passive learning techniques such as lectures and video lessons, the techniques are in fact, along a spectrum between passive and active.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 02 Nov 2019 under Terms

SIlhouette of a head with several gears, a bulb, and a cloud inside.

What is instructional design?

Instructional design is the design process in which learning materials and learning processes are developed and arranged in a way that is optimal to the acquisition of new knowledge and skills. The learning materials include both non-electronic and traditional classroom materials as well as electronic and web-based modules.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 03 Feb 2019 under Terms

A chalk board with drawing of a brain at the center connected to a computer, a paper, and a piece of puzzle.

What is blended learning?

Blended learning is an instructional approach that combines the use of face-to-face or classroom instruction with online learning. Instructional designers use blended learning to obtain the best results from both face-to-face and online instructions.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 14 Jan 2019 under Terms

A person using a laptop while there are notebook and pencil on his desk.

What is a learning management system (LMS)?

A learning management system or LMS is a common staple in elearning. It is an online system that allows teachers or facilitators to organize learning content, provide assessment, and track the progress of learners. It allows learners to access learning content, take assessment, and obtain immediate feedback.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 16 Dec 2018 under Terms, Tools

Illustration of a computer CPU representing server, and on its right are icons film strip for videos, slide for HTML5 modules, and a paper checklist for quizzes.

What is a freeware?

Freewares are software programs that are obtained for free or $0 but do not come with source code. The restriction of the licenses may vary from ones similar to FOSS up to ones very similar to proprietary software programs.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 04 Sep 2013 under Terms

Chinese coin with floppy disk in the square hole at the center.

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