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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 | Teacher Resources

3 Online Learning Benefits

By: Bri Stauffer
May 23rd, 2014

by Bri Stauffer

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Blended Learning | Online Curriculum Resources | online learning | Teacher Resources

Benefits Of Online Learning: How Frank Learned To Love The Cloud

By: Dick Carlson
March 11th, 2014

By Dick Carlson

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Blended Learning | business and computer applications | Health Science | Online Curriculum Resources | online learning | Teacher Resources

Online Tools in the Classroom: How to Use Them

By: Sarah Layton
February 25th, 2014

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.

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Blended Learning | Online Curriculum Resources | online learning | Teacher Resources

Cheating and Online Learning: How to Get Control

By: Sarah Layton
January 24th, 2014

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.

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Blended Learning | Online Curriculum Resources | online learning | Teacher Resources

The Digital Divide and Online Learning Resources

By: Sarah Layton
December 5th, 2013

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.

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