Distributed learning: an instructional model that allows for students and teachers to be in different places and take part in learning regardless of place or time.
My experiences with distributed learning: I have never taken an online course. However, I know people who have and they have all said the same thing: that the online courses were much easier than the in class courses. Many people at my high school who took online courses did so in order to take the “easy way out”. I think that it was considered the easy way out because the system, SIDES, was not as sophisticated as I think it could be. Often, using this system, content was not focused on in as much depth as in the classroom. With all of the new technology there is today, we have the tools to make distributed learning more meaningful and accessible to all students. New technology coming out recently can help educators enhance their students learning experience regardless of where and when it takes place.