Distance education already plays an important role in student learning. In the future, the trends point to an increase in the use of distance education. This includes the possibility of taking online learning to younger and younger students, as well as the increased use of hy-brid education (part face-to-face and part online.) This page has links to ideas and trends in the field of distance education.

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Educational Blogs
E-Learning Queen
Real-world e-learning issues from instructional design to e-learning and mobile solutions.E Learn SpaceLearning, networks, knowledge, technology, communityEmerging Ed TechEngaging students and enhancing learning outcomes with Internet and Instructional TechnologiesBionic TeachingDifferent tools, and how to use them. Get more out of online education.

Educational Wikis
EduTech Wiki
A resource kit for educational technology teaching and research DE HubAustralian hub for distance educationDistance Education WikiTools for blended and online learning

Educational Websites
United States Distance Learning Association
Advocacy information, networking, and opportunitiesMERLOTMultimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online TeachingQuality Matters Faculty-centered peer review process for online and blended coursesIllinois Online NetworkSupporting Online Education Throughout the World

Web 2.0 Tools
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