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Online Education & Training: The History of Distance Learning Infographic

online Educationn The History of Distance Ledrning The first distance learning program was Sir Isaac Pitman's shorthand course. The first course was delivered online by Penn State University. Millions of students' worldwide study via distance education. 1840 1858 1995 1999 Now University of London was the first to offer distance learming degrees. The term "distance education" was included in a pamphlet from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The term eLearning is coined. What should institutions do? FRAUD In Distance Learning In 2011, the inspector general opened at least 100 fraud-ring investigations involving distance learning, compared to 16 in 2005. Fraud rings often target Pell Grants, which are federal financial-aid awards given out based on income and don't have to be paid back. Organizations should re-examine the cost of attendance for students in distance education programs to ensure that funds cover only educational expenses. According to a recent report by the Office f Inspector General, 8 schools studied disbursed nearly $222 million to more than 42,000 distance education students who did not earn any credits during a payment period. Institutions can split the federal funding into smaller amounts A clear definition of attendance could help institutions adjust Pell Grants for students who attend only some of the courses in which they enrol. COMPLIANCE All organizations that offer distance learning must be in compliance of certain rules • Must have effective procedures to ensure that the student who registers is the same student who completes the course and receives credit Organizations providing distance learning should establish robust identity verification and fraud prevention processes. These processes must protect student privacy • The institutions' policies on academic integrity should have explicit references to online learning There needs to be training for faculty members engaged in online learning that includes academic integrity and ways to reduce cheating Ways to prevent Cheating in Distance Education Require students to take proctored exams. Use video conferencing for class discussions or to monitor students while taking online exams. 100 80 60 40 20 73% of online students admit to presidents say cheating on a quiz that computers blended online and that was not Have students turn in writing samples before any work is assigned. 89% of college 56% of students in classrooms that and the Internet traditional learning admit to cheating. proctored. play a major role in plagiarism. Verification Methods Online proctoring can be combined with advanced identity verification methods. One method is to scan and verify a photo ID via webcam or mobile phone. Another method is to ask dynamic KBA/Out-of-Wallet questions to verify their identity. Other technology solutions, such as facial recognition, are available to verífy student identities. IDOLOGY LudditanceMing

Online Education & Training: The History of Distance Learning Infographic

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Distance learning continues to grow in popularity as more and more students enroll in higher education as well as professional training courses online. While this seems like a relatively recent phenom...


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