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Marvin Patton Post 1

4 June 2018, 2:30 AM

Overthinking or Underthinking?


Okay Gang:

So, I’m not sure if I might be missing some of the subtler points today.  Our readings emphasized distinctions between several terms.  In my view, E-learning has very close ties to distance education.

E-learning to me is generally synonymous with online education; but forgive me if I have overlooked any significant differences.  I design and teach online courses in Child Development, using Canvas (a learning management system (LMS) gaining huge popularity across the California community colleges and elsewhere).  Therefore, e-learning/online education is an essential part of my practice.

In my view, e-learning is a subset of distance education.  In fact, I’d dare say it is increasingly becoming the vastly significant subset, as other distance education methods such as correspondence fade into obscurity.  (I may be overstating my case; with all due apologies to any classmates joining us by postal mail.)

I created a PowerPoint (attached), mainly to address Activity 2.


Jenni Hayman Post 2 (summarised) in reply to 1

4 June 2018, 3:10 AM
Hi Marvin, your PPT subtitle made me laugh so I Tweeted, I really should have...
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Marvin Patton Post 3 (summarised) in reply to 2

4 June 2018, 4:24 AM
Hmmm...lessons from the past...Well, I think one thing that distance ed from...
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