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Perceptions of Distance Learning

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Online learning is a recent development in distance education, a method of instruction that has been around since the 1700’s. As methods of delivery have advanced and evolved with each new technology; the number of students have increased. In 1728 an ad in the Boston Gazette signaled the first distance course. At that time distance…

Distance Learning

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Distance Learning

Prior to the beginning of my enrollment in the Instructional Design Technology (IDT) program, I never gave much thought to the subject of distance learning or education.  As a matter of fact, I thought this degree program was going to be more of a web design/graphic arts discipline.  Imagine my surprise when I learned it…

Reflection

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Reflection As I stated in week one, I had no idea when started this course of study, that I would be learning about learning strategies and theories and methodologies.  (Gay, 2013)  Who knew that in week eight I would be discussing the rankings of my multiple intelligences with my teenage son?  It still amazes me…

Fitting the Pieces Together

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Educators have spent centuries developing learning theories.  Depending on the prevailing thought at the time, the theories go in and out of fashion.  In week one, I stated: “I have discovered that I learn best when I am immersed in the process.”  I no longer believe that is the case.   Now that I have…

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