Distributed learning

an instructional model that allows instructor, students, and content to be located in different, noncentralized locations so that instruction and learning can occur independent of time and place.


This model of distributed learning can take on an model of online classrooms and learning. Distributed learning can be combined with a traditional classroom and take on a blended learning approach.

Some Advantages may include:

  1. Opportunities to study
  2. Selection of Professors
  3. Numerous choices for schools
  4. No classroom setting
  5. Effective
  6. Learning while working
  7. Flexibility
  8. International Networking

What is my experience with distributed learning?

As a student growing up in a formal classroom setting I had very little experience with distributed learning. Due to this fact the concept of learning outside the classroom setting in a fairly new one for me. As a student myself playing hockey at a high level as a child I had to miss a lot of school for practices and tournaments. My experience was if I was out of town there was no the ability for me to attend class through technology. Instead I would have to hurry my learning to catch up with my classmates when I returned to school days later. I think the lack of distributed learning is partly due to the small amount of mainstream technology at the time of my schooling; however, in today’s educational society I think distributed learning can be a valuable tool for students.

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