Online education, commonly called e-learning or distance learning, is a method of offering education to learners who are not located on a campus. With Lifehacker U, you’re free to take as many or as few of these classes as you like, and we’ll update this course guide every term with a fresh list of courses on new and interesting topics, some of which are only available during that academic term.
Nonetheless, the 15 minutes of teaching I did at TED dominates my entire teaching career: 700,000 views at 15 minutes each is equivalent to 175,000 student-hours of teaching, more than I have taught in my entire offline career.1 Moreover, the ratio is likely to grow because my online views are increasing at a faster rate than my offline students.
Conscious of its role and responsibilities as a Central University, besides offering innovative on-campus programmes, the university, in order to reach out to the students who could not realise their dreams in the on-campus stream, forayed into the field of Distance Education in the academic year 1995-96.
More than 3 million students—15 percent of all higher education students—are currently learning primarily through online courses—defined as studying in a program that is at least 80 percent online That figure is up from 6 percent nearly a decade ago.
Depending on how you choose to complete some of those assignments, your ePortfolio may include text documents, images, multimedia, or other artifacts that illustrate how you are applying your knowledge of online education to your own students and subject area.