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USE OF ICT FOR
TEACHING AND
LEARNING
WHAT IS DISTANCE
LEARNING?
Distance Learning is learning which takes place away from the classroom.
Instead learning takes place at a different place to the teacher, home for
example.
In many cases distance learning makes use of video conferencing so that
the students can see the teacher ad vice versa.
Distance learning is done in some schools where only a few student want to
take a particular AS or A2 level course and the school cannot justify the
expense of taking on a specialist teacher.
Many universities also offer distance learning courses which allow adults to
fit in degree study with their job and family commitments.…read more

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USE OF ICT FOR
TEACHING AND
DISTANCE LEARNING USES LEARNING
ALL THE LATEST ICT
DEVELOPMENTS SUCH AS...
Email- students are free to email their tutors with problems they are having
with the subject.
Chat Rooms- students can chat in real time amongst themselves or with
their tutor in a group tutorial.
Videoconferencing- allows a teacher to give a lesson to a group of students
who may all be located in different places.…read more

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USE OF ICT FOR
TEACHING AND
LEARNING
VIDEO CONFERENCING
Video conferencing enables two or more individuals in different locations to see and talk to
each other and exchange audio, video or any other digital file, enabling users to share
computer applications and even work concurrently on the same file.
VIDEO CONFERENCING IS WIDELY USED IN SCHOOLS FOR...
Distance learning- some schools use outside organisations to provide teaching via
distance learning and videoconferencing in order to provide wider range of subjects at AS
and A2 level.
Conferences in schools- school students are given lectures using videoconferencing with
scientists or mathematicians on real-life topics. Schools from around the world can take
part in these conferences.
Virtual Trips- to places of interest- students are able to virtually visit museums, art galleries,
businesses etc, and talk with their staff using videoconferencing.
Collaborative Working- students from different schools/colleges which may be in different…read more

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USE OF ICT FOR
TEACHING AND
ON-LINE LEARNING/ E- LEARNING
LEARNING
Authoring software can be used to create multimedia products which can be used to
teach a particular subject. If the multimedia is placed on-line, it can be accessed using
the internet- it is called e-learning/on-line learning.
You can do a whole variety of courses on-line such as:
GCSE and A levels
Degree courses from many universities
Language courses
Course for professional qualifications
Job-based courses.
Most on-line courses have knowledge sections which lay out what you need to know,
then revision sections where you consolidate this knowledge, and finally testing sections
where you are tested on what you have learnt.…read more

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USE OF ICT FOR
TEACHING AND
LEARNING
ADVANTAGES OF
DISTANCE/ON-LINE LEARNING
Students can work at their own pace
They do not have to worry about getting things wrong- the computer will not
judge them like a teacher
Students get immediate feedback on tests, which enables them to monitor
their progress
No set lesson times- students can decide where and when they want to
study
Can fit learning around work and family commitments
Wide range of subjects- may not be able to do a particular subject locally.…read more

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