Tag: social learning

Skype – Review of a Tool to Connect your Students with Learning Experiences around the World

Skype is an application that has made our lives more enjoyable because it allows us to stay connected with our family and friends, especially for people like me who live thousands of Km away from their loved ones. We can use Skype from our mobile phones or computers, we just need an Internet connection or…
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Online Learning Communities – An Effective Way to Enhance Distance Learning

An online learning community is a web-based learning environment that uses digital technologies to allow participants (students and mentors) to communicate, collaboratively construct their knowledge and share their personal experiences. Successful distance learning programs have a strong sense of community. Online learning communities are an effective way to enhance the distance learning experience because when…
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Different Types of Learning Theories – Understanding the Basics

Before jumping into the design of a learning solution, it is important to understand the connection between the different types of learning theories with other aspects of the learning process such as learning styles and educational technologies. According to Ertmer and Newby (1993), “learning theories provide instructional designers with verified instructional strategies and techniques to…
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