On line learning is a type of distance education based on new technologies. This article's aim is to introduce its main characteristics -asynchrony, non-presentiality, written communication, e-teacher role- as well as its challenges, risks, advantages and limitations. Differences between on line learning and face-to-face learning are presented in order to enable educational professionals to adapt their courses to the on line methodology. Planning and designing are introduced as key phases and, finally, useful concepts such as virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Blended Learning (B-Learning) are reviewed in order to achieve a better understanding of the on line learning field. © Viguera Editores SL 2008.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2008|
- Face-to- Face learning
- On line learning