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What is distance learning?

When someone completes coursework away from an actual school campus, it is generally called distance learning. This is an umbrella term for many types of learning, including online classes and classes available through the mail. Many distance learning programs are connected to traditional schools, others exist independently.

What is e-Learning?

e-Learning, or electronic learning, is any type of educational instruction that occurs through the internet. Whenever you watch a training video online, participate in an academic discussion board, or enroll in a virtual class, you’re engaged in e-learning.There are a lot of names for e-learning. It is often called:

  • distance learning
  • distance education
  • virtual learning
  • online learning
  • online education
  • web-based training

Types of e-Learning

There are three primary types of e-learning.Informal e-learning – A growing number websites offer e-learning material at no cost. Informal e-learning such as studying OpenCourseWare material can help you improve your knowledge and polish your skills.

Corporate e-learning – Many business train their employees through e-learning programs. Corporate e-learning can be used to prepare professionals for success in their industry and keep their knowledge current.

Academic e-learning – Hundreds of e-learning degree programs offer a way for students to earn an accredited degree through the internet.

Pros and Cons of e-Learning

e-Learning offers several advantages. Students participating in e-learning programs are often able to set their own schedules and work at their own pace. The learning experience can be easily enhanced with multimedia such as videos, interactive websites, and real-time conferencing with experts from anywhere in the world. Additionally, e-learning programs are often priced less than their physical counterparts.Some students do prefer the face-to-face interaction and real-life discussions found only in the classroom. The independent nature of e-learning can also make it difficult for students to stay on target.

Getting Started with e-Learning

Interested in giving e-learning a try? Consider taking a free online class, enrolling in an online college degree program, or asking your employer about available training opportunities.e-Learning can be a smart way to improve your marketability and knowledge, on your own time and at your own pace.

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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Education

 

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Skills for PowerPoint Presentation

I am sure everyone will find this topic interesting

  1. Use sharp contrast between your font and your background: The first point and most important about using fonts in presentations is to make sure that there is sharp contrast between the color of the fonts on the slide and the color of the slide background.
  2. Be consistent: Be consistent. Stick to two, or at most, three fonts for the whole presentation. Use the slide master before you start entering text to establish the chosen fonts on the slides. This avoids having to change each slide individually.
  3. Use standard fonts: Stick to fonts that are common to every computer. No matter how fabulous you think your font looks, if the displaying computer doesn’t have it installed, another font will be substituted – often skewing the look of your text on the slide. Choose a font that is suitable for the tone of your presentation. For a group of dentists, select simple fonts. If your presentation is aimed at small children, then this is a time when you can use a “funky” font. However if this font is not installed on the presenting computer, make sure to embed the true type fonts into your presentation. This will increase the file size of your presentation, but at least your fonts will appear as you intended.
  4. Type of font: Serif fonts are the ones with little tails or “curly-ques” attached to each letter. Times New Roman is an example of a serif font. These types of fonts are easiest to read on slides with more text –- (More text on slides is something to avoid if at all possible when making a presentation). Newspapers and magazines use serif fonts for the text in the articles as they are easier to read. Sans serif fonts are fonts that look more like “stick letters”. Plain and simple. These fonts are great for headings on your slides. Examples of sans serif fonts are Arial, Tahoma and Verdana.
  5. Avoid using CAPS LOCK: Avoid using all capital letters – even for headings. All caps are perceived as SHOUTING, and the words are more difficult to read.
  6. Use a different font for headings and another for bullets: Choose a different font for the headlines and the bullet points. This makes text slides a little bit more interesting. Bold the text whenever possible so that it is easily readable at the back of the room.
  7. Avoid Script type fonts: Avoid script type fonts — always. These fonts are hard to read at the best of times. In a darkened room, and especially at the back of the room, they are almost impossible to decipher.
  8. Don’t overuse italics: Avoid italics unless it is to make a point – and then make sure to bold the text for emphasis. Italics pose the same problems as script type fonts – they are often hard to read.
  9. Are your font readable from the back end of the room?: Don’t use anything smaller than an 18 point font – and preferably a 24 point as the minimum size. Not only will this larger sized font fill up your slide so there is not so much empty space, it will also limit your text. Too much text on a slide is evidence that you are a novice at making presentations. Note – Not all fonts sizes are the same. A 24 point font might be fine in Arial, but will be smaller in Times New Roman.
  10. Make us of the Dim Text feature: Use the “dim text” feature for bullet points. This places the emphasis on the current issue and brings it to the forefront while you are making your point.
 If you have more tips to add, please comment below.
 
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Posted by on August 13, 2011 in Computing & Technology, Education

 

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