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Learn tips and hints to use a variety of electronic and technical equipment to enhance work with volunteers.

~ October 2008 ~

Traditional Learning is to E-learning

         E-learning is a type of education where the medium of instruction is computer technology. In some instances, there is no interaction between teacher and student. E-learning is used interchangeably in a wide variety of contexts. It is widely defined as a planned teaching/learning experience that uses a wide spectrum of technologies, mainly Internet or computer-based, to reach learners.
         This mode of learning can be more utilized by volunteer programs, especially for short term or episodic volunteers, who are unlikely to attend a classroom style training session.  What is important to know are the computer tools best used in the e-learning environment for the maximum retention of information. The chart below illustrates the retention levels using traditional types of training material (on the left) ; reading, lectures, discussion, etc.  To the right is the e-learning equivalent and its retention percentages.

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