Distance Learning Best Practices on Making It Work



Although distance learning has always been a way of teaching education, the instruction and the acceptance of a different type of method of learning has improved. The advancement with technology, instruction training and accommodating individual students has increased the cons with each individual who is involved with distance learning. What I researched was what are the effects of distance learning have on an individual and what we can do to help during the transition. This paper explores many published journal articles, websites and six books which reported and conducted research on the transition to distance learning. Distance learning captures the positive tips and activities that we can do to decrease anxiety and stress through the quick change of instructing and learning. What I found during the research are what it takes to increase the progression of a student even though we are not in a traditional school setting. The articles detail the findings of the research conducted with different studies about distance learning, it can be measured by the attitude we have while embracing distance learning and also the outcome of doing a pilot study training individual to instruct students with autistic spectrum disorders (Wainer, Ingersoll, 2012). Each of the articles have similar tips, advice for teachers, students and families. This paper examines the correlation between student and teacher, and what is needed to reach this positive state in each other can help enhance one’s performance during distance learning. This paper will also point out additional research needed to better understand the barriers of distance learning and how we can better ourselves during the transition between traditional teaching and distance learning.

Keywords: Technology, distance learning, tips, anxiety, and students.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2021

Senior Project Advisor

Tricia Jordan, Ph.D.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Human Services

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