Distance Learning Technologies

A list of technologies and certificate programs that enhance the distance learning experience and your skills in a virtual scenario.

Overview of Distance Learning Technologies – The various technologies used in distance learning can be roughly divided into four categories: print, audio (voice), computer (data), and video. Each of these categories has several subdivisions. Be aware, however, that many of the technologies overlap into more than one category. For example, though, audioconferences and videoconferences can take place using a computer and the Internet.

Certificate in Distance Education Leadership – The certificate in distance education leadership focuses on aspects related to management of distance education. It provides a basic foundation in terms of theory and history of distance education, as well as the use of technology in distance education. The fundamentals of online teaching and distance education leadership and management are also included.

Distance Education Certificate Program – The certificate program is a professional program that offers 8.7 CEU credits. It is offered completely on-line with no residency requirement. It comprises three seven-week modules which incorporate conceptual knowledge into practical learning experience. It is suggested that participants spend about 3-5 hours per week participating in on-line bulletin boards, reading materials, and completing exercises. Many of the exercises are optional, but regular participation on the course bulletin board is required for graduation.

Graduate Certificate Program – Penn State gives you the opportunity to gain a new perspective on distance education as you complete your course work entirely online. This program was designed by world-renowned faculty such as Penn State Professor Michael Moore, founding director of the American Center for the Study of Distance Education and founder and editor of The American Journal of Distance Education.

Rcampus – is a comprehensive Education Management System and a collaborative learning environment. Our suite of award-winning, innovative productivity tools connects students and educators with important information crucial to student success while allowing school administrators real-time access to data for better tracking of institutional effectiveness. Personal Edition provides instant access to an intuitive environment with a variety of tools designed to streamline teaching, learning, collaboration and self-publishing tools. This edition is available for free with optional upgrades for advanced features. RCampus is appropriate for all age groups, from Kindergarten to higher education, and is fully FERPA compliant with special attention made to privacy and safety of our members. Build your account today and enjoy it for life.

CamStudio –  is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). You can download and use it completely free – yep – completely 100% free for your personal and commercial projects as CamStudio and the Codec are released under the GPL (for more details on this license, click here.)

Screencast-o-matic – One-click screen capture recording on Windows or Mac computers with no install for FREE!