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.
by Bri Stauffer
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By Dick Carlson
When it comes to describing the best way to use online tools in the classroom, I certainly can tell you how we at AES intend our tools to be used. But apart from that, I think the best source of good "how-to" information is other teachers just like you.
We've posted about cheating and online learning tools in the past. But yesterday, it occurred to me that cheating and online learning doesn't always mean the obvious. With new technologies come new ways to cheat.
Google defines the digital divide as "the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not." For CTE teachers the combination of the digital divide and online learning resources can be a sizable hurdle.