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Social Media Creates Timely Feedback in Distance Education

Modern learners demand immediate feedback and social media can achieve this.

Abstract Modern learners are consumers of knowledge, and as consumers they are accustomed to on-demand gratification.  The environment of consumers caters to a real-time fulfillment of needs that has conditioned an expectation of immediate results which distance education systems must now comply with in order to link the learner to the instructor and material in the manner expected by the… Read more »

Defining Distance Education in Online Learning

Abstract Distance education as an instructional strategy is one of four fundamental components to instructional design.  It serves a purpose to the learner and facilitator with its unique position to provide effective instruction across a distance of time and/or space with flexibility and freedom of choice.  Distance education must remain interactive through two-way communication to maintain its status as an… Read more »

Rebuilding LMS – Learning Moves to the Stratosphere

Abstract One of the hottest trends in software has made its way to the Instructional Design and Technology field: Software-as-a-Service, more commonly known as SaaS.  With the ability to scale easily to fit the smallest and biggest projects, SaaS models are being applied to Learning Management Systems in professional and university settings.  When Edmodo, an LMS popular with K-12 schools,… Read more »

The Business Performance Dilemma

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Studies may empirically show that human capital yields higher rates of return than physical capital in corporate settings (Lickert and Pyle 1971, Stewart 1994, and Bradley 1996), but my corporate life has empirically shown that a focus on performance never appears with a value of accomplishment, performance support will always lack its database, knowledge management is in no way organized,… Read more »