Online learning provides meaningful learning opportunities using a wide variety of teaching modalities. In today’s society learning takes place anytime, anywhere.
Online learning has evolved into a varied and rich landscape of approaches, and the pedagogical models that support online learning are continually changing and evolving.
Some of the terminology used by institutions in the Association of American Universities to describe their online learning initiatives include:
A continuum exists between fully online learning and web-enhanced learning environments. There are a wide variety of methods used, including synchronous and asynchronous modalities.
Hybrid and blended learning is widely adopted and provides the benefits of both online and traditional learning environments.
|More||Fully online course|| |
|Hybrid/blended course|| |
|Less||Web-supported course|| |