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.
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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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?