Distance education: components of the process

And now a few words about the components of distance learning. Thanks to modern Internet technologies and https://argoprep.com/blog/building-professional-learning-communities/, the main material is laid out on a specific server, which is also called the Educational Portal, where each student receives personal access.

The information on the portal (training course) is formed in such a way that it is as easy as possible to assimilate. In other words, these are not solid “sheets” of text or “pillowcases” of quotes. These are balanced slides in which the theory is presented in the form of text, pictures, diagrams, photos, animations. When creating a training course, it is assumed that the eye should not get tired, and the information should be “absorbed” by the consciousness in a convenient and adequate mode (it has long been proven that each person has his own rhythm of perception).

And the so-called “clip style” and https://argoprep.com/blog/restorative-justice-in-schools/ plays an important role in this, when the message that they want to convey to the audience is mounted using images in a certain rhythm, which ensures better memorization.

Another human factor. In distance learning, each student is assigned a curator or, as it is also called, a tutor (teacher-consultant). As a rule, this is an experienced teacher who is well versed in the theory and practice of the subject, and maybe even the author of one or more distance courses.

He guides the student throughout the educational process. He also gives him practical tasks (based on real applied techniques and methods), and this is where what is called “active learning” or “learning by doing” begins.

This is the most creative part of the learning process and usually consists of two parts. The first is the development of certain techniques and methods with real people, in real conditions or conditions close to real. That is, you are not trying your hand at “cats” or “teddy bears”. These are real people, your actual or potential target audience, in other words, you have to work with such people.

After practice, you send reports to your curator, and he gives you feedback, that is, comments and corrects your experiments. In fact, this is a certain, albeit virtual, supervision.

Since any distance course and https://argoprep.com/blog/inquiry-based-learning/ is still limited in time, the curator offers you the so-called study cases (in the West, such an effective component of learning is called keys study, this can be translated as learning in key situations). Cases are typical situations that you will find yourself in by the nature of your professional activity, and in which you need to make the right constructive decision. It is noteworthy that there is no unambiguously correct solution, that is, a case is not a test at all, you need to combine the acquired knowledge with creative ingenuity – only in this case you can succeed in opening the case (the word “keys” also means suitcases, chests, and also keys ).

Again, you share your decisions with the curator. Basically, in the process of distance learning, you communicate with the curator by e-mail, but it is possible to communicate using skype, or another ip-telephony program.

Today begins the era of webinars (seminars that are held in real time on the Internet), it can be assumed that very soon webinars will become an integral part of distance learning programs. And this will bring distance education even closer to full-time education.

High-quality distance learning programs are innovations in modern education. Every year in our country they find more and more recognition, especially among those people who consciously choose a profession and really want to master it.