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Distance Education by Mind Map: Distance Education

1. Can:

1.1. update skills

1.2. cut participant costs

1.3. imp;rove quality

1.4. enhance capacity

1.5. balance inequality

1.6. can fit into plans and lifestyles in a different way than traditional LE's

1.7. reach specific audiences

2. Has:

2.1. Generations

2.1.1. Moore and Kearsley:

2.1.2. Gen 1: Correspondence

2.1.3. Gen 2: Broadcast and radio and TV

2.1.4. Gen 3: Open Universitiies

2.1.5. Gen 4: Teleconferencing

2.1.6. Gen 5: Internet/Web

2.2. Otto:

2.3. Gen 1: Traditional Core

2.4. Gen 2: Teleconferencing

2.5. Gen 3: PC, supplements CMC

2.6. Unique qualities

3. Is not:

3.1. directly comparable to traditional learning

3.2. new

3.3. alien

4. Learner Profile

4.1. PT students, FT workers

4.2. have more work exp

4.3. usually older

4.4. are upwardly mobile

4.5. have more qualifications

5. Systems view

5.1. Learning, teaching, communication, design, management

6. What's still needed:

6.1. Support for overcoming learning difficulties specific to DE

6.2. More flexibility

7. Models:

7.1. Correspondence

7.1.1. conversation

7.1.1.1. teacher

7.1.1.1.1. tutor

8. Types:

8.1. Media

8.1.1. text

8.1.1.1. images

8.1.1.1.1. sounds

9. Modes of operating:

9.1. Single mode

9.1.1. Specific to DE

9.1.1.1. Guided self-study

9.2. Dual mode

9.2.1. Traditional

9.2.1.1. Attending teaching events via indirect attendance

9.3. Mixed mode

9.3.1. Autonomous self-guided learning

10. Examples:

10.1. MOOCs

10.1.1. Public university courses

10.1.1.1. Private colleges

10.1.1.1.1. for-profit institution

11. LMS Environments

11.1. Compass

11.2. Desire2Learn

11.3. Canvas

11.4. Moodle

11.5. Google Classroom

11.6. LEO

11.7. Apax

11.8. BlackBoard

11.9. Connexions

11.10. Lots and lots more

12. Social learning

12.1. EdModo

12.1.1. Facebook

12.1.1.1. Twitter

12.1.1.1.1. LinkedIn

13. Distance Education: Distance education can be many things: it can be a training ground for employees, it can be a degree-granting online university, or it can be a hybrid online high school program. It can also be massive, such as a MOOC, or very personal, as in online English tutoring. It can be crowd-sourced, like https://www.duolingo.com/, or it can be closed to only a particular group of learners, such as this course, or in a professor-led Facebook group. It can reach many that could otherwise not participate and it can provide flexibility to the full-time worker so they can attend class without commuting to a campus.