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Here are the top ten articles for the Distance Learning Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. College Guides - 2014 USA Best Book Awards
The 2014 USA Best Book Awards honored Distance Learning: Is it Right for You? with a Best Book Award for the College Guides category.

2. Classroom Assessment Techniques (CAT)
Student assessments help distinguish whether students understand learning objectives assigned for a particular course. Teachers can then subsequently use the results of the assessments to reevaluate their teaching strategies to improve teaching.

3. Standardized Assessments
Today, it is a common practice for educational institutions to promote the use of learning and teaching measurements; as a matter of fact, it has become a requirement in most schools. Many methods are used to measure the success of student learning.

4. The Self-Directed Distance Learner
Have you ever heard of Self-Directed Learning? If you have ever participated in a distance learning program, then you might be familiar with self-directed learning.

5. Understanding the Generation X Student
Generation X, commonly referred to as Gen-X, the Pacman Generation, Millennials, or the post-baby boomer generation, were born between 1961 and 1981. Generation X is smaller in population than the baby boomer generation but is considered to be better educated and more ethnically diverse.

6. Older Adults and Distance Learning
People who are over 50 and even those into their 90's are often interested in furthering their education. One very good way to do that would be to take distance learning courses.

7. MERLOT Website Review
There is a great deal of work to finding and developing materials for distance learning courses. Fortunately there are a few websites that can help you and one of them is the MERLOT website. It can lead you to some high quality peer reviewed materials that may be valuable to you and save you time.

8. Understanding the Baby Boomer Student
Baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964 and adopted their name because more babies were born in the year 1946 than ever before. This was a result of couples postponing marriage and childbirth during the Great Depression and World War II.

9. What is Accreditation?
The accreditation process has been utilized for over a century. It was originally established to ensure the quality of education provided by secondary and postsecondary educational institutions.

10. Does Social Media Enhance Learning?
Today, learning is dependent on the use of portable technology, mobile devices, and social media. The idea of student-centered pedagogy is to provide an environment students are familiar with and thrive in.



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