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E-learning Is Conducted Only In Virtual Classrooms,where All Coursework Is Completed Online.
Research has proven that if you want a long career in the workforce, the most important thing you can do is learn new things continuously.
Most professional and educational institutions have an online environment. But most of the online education has been limited to an online format, where students solely do coursework for a semester or a year.
E-learning and meta-learning are the two major forms of learning today. E-learning is conducted only in virtual classes, where all coursework is completed online. Such courses can also take place in a physical classroom.
M.S. or M.A. degree programs are the most common ones in interactive online coursework.
Meta-learning is more advanced and has many online options. The approach is to reach students anytime, any place, and on any device. It can be an advanced learning environment. Or just a basic learning environment, used to practice a new skill or prepare a routine action. Or both!
In using the two, you have to decide the proper context for it. With both, you have to focus on the form that works best for you, the students, and the experience that you offer.
Meta-learning can be for e-learning. Or for stationary learning. With each of them, you can respond, customize and create an experience for the learners.
Meta-learning has been rising in popularity in the last few years. The idea to use it appears to be new.
Meta-learning appears as an online tool for classroom work. It is a modality that combines online and live instruction.
You put them together and you can do as you please. You can have interactivity. You can have the typical classes on one platform. Or you can have online courses on any platform, with the environment you want to create. You can choose to utilize virtual libraries or open source software as well. You can get all the learning content that you need at the click of a button.
You can have multi-step courses and explanations and follow that with exercises. Or you can have multiple user channels (a pool of learners that you can talk to).
Meta-learning is mainly in the academia.
M.S. degree programs and master’s programs have been leading the way in the way instructors interact with learners. In such programs, they provide unlimited online coursework with the appropriate curriculum. We do not mean just the lectures. The content includes all the videos. All their tests, quizzes, and assignments are self-designed and self-executed through the student portal.
Meta-learning is more general.
Meta-learning can be a mixture of three different platforms: e-learning, stationary learning, and virtual systems, networks, and portals (SWANs). With all these, you have a whole lot of options. You can assign different types of classes or varying formats. You can specify training days to last for a day. You can control the learning style with specific exercises, or with scripting.
Meta-learning can be studied as a tool for training and testing.
You can describe an example with a series of related exercises which allow you to see, but not touch. You can identify hazards and launch responses to them. You can design quizzes or novellas which lets students on the e-learning platform select the most appropriate questions. They can collect assessments that are not related to the work that is being done online. You can create and edit or otherwise customize the quizzes.
Meta-learning is targeted at highly adaptable learners and talented learners who can be stimulated by a variety of different forms. It is a path of learning with wide possibilities for people who wish to become proficient in a variety of fields.
Meta-learning uses technology. We have to adapt it for our needs and requirements. It has a learning background. For good results, I recommend using Meta-learning for learning and training.
This article was originally published at The Cambridge Language Online. Reprinted with permission from the author.