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online learning | Distance Learning

What's the Difference between Online Learning and Distance Learning?

By: Sarah Layton
August 24th, 2017

We get a lot of questions about online learning and distance learning at AES. Most often, we're asked if our online learning programs are designed specifically for distance learning.  When we say that our programs are for elearning, the next question we get is "What's the difference?" In a nutshell, the key difference between online learning and distance learning is geography. Students can be together with an instructor and use online learning, but distance learning implies that students and instructor are separated.  On this page, we'll take a look the differences between (and advantages of) online learning and distance learning, especially in the context of CTE programs like HealthCenter21 and Business&ITCenter21. 

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Blended Learning | Online Curriculum Resources | online learning | steps to prevent cheating online | Teacher Resources

4 Steps to Prevent Cheating Online

By: Ken Richard
April 2nd, 2013

Many teachers are starting to use online quiz systems (Moodle, Blackboard, or even AES) and are surprised to find out that students are cheating. There are a few things you can do to reduce the amount of cheating. Here are 4 steps to prevent cheating online.

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Blended Learning | Online Curriculum Resources | online learning | Teacher Resources | teachers and parents

Online Learning Tools: Helping with Parent/Teacher Conferences

By: Sarah Layton
November 1st, 2012

This morning, during our daily Skype chat, one of my colleagues commented, "Holy cow, I just realized it's NOVEMBER!" Indeed it is. With November brings an exciting Presidential election, Thanksgiving, and just 53 days until Christmas. For many of you, November also marks the end of  the first marking period and perhaps parent/teacher conferences. How do you keep it all together during this hectic time of year? Do you have an exceptional arsenal of online learning tools in your classroom?

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Online Curriculum Resources | online learning

Online Classes: One Student's Mixed Reviews

By: Sarah Layton
June 8th, 2012

It's Freaky Friday, when we give you some input from a student, Bri Richard. 

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