Online Education Jargons

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Online Education Jargons

Date posted: May 22, 2017 10:58:33       Posted by: Teachers-to-GO!

Online Education Jargons

Compiled by: Camille Yalung



When learners participate in an online learning course at different times, it is known as asynchronous learning. This might also be called eLearning or web-based training (WBT). Asynchronous learning allows learners to go through a course at their own pace and on their own schedule.


It is an instructional approach that includes a combination of online and in-person learning activities. For example, students can complete online self-paced assignments by a certain date and then meet on-site or online for additional learning activities.


It is an educational material intended as kits for teachers or trainers or as tutorials for students, usually packaged for use with a computer. It is frequently used for delivering education about the personal computer and its most popular business applications, such as word processing and spreadsheet programs.


Self-paced learning refers to the type of instruction that allows a person to control the flow of the courseware. It implies the learning environment is asynchronous.


It occurs when students and their instructors are in different geographical locations and the instruction occurs on an electronic device, such as a computer or mobile phone. The learning can occur in a synchronous environment, in which all participants are connected at the same time or in an asynchronous environment, when participants are engaged in learning at different times.

Source: E-Learning Coach