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TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING (TEL) Definitions and traits by Mind Map: TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING (TEL)  Definitions and traits

1. TEL is a synonym for any sort of online learning

1.1. There is no single definition of online learning. It includes learning with the assistance of the Internet and a personal computer. The term e-learning, or electronic learning, often is used interchangeably with online learning. Online learning spaces, including e-portfolios and social media, which provide opportunities for individuals to reflect on and plan for their learning can help prepare learners, particularly non-traditional learners, for a self-regulated learning environment such as that at the university. Each is required to design a well-rounded online learning approach. This model for four characteristics for online the design is founded on a mix of theories and approaches that are acknowledged in the field on online learning as 'good practice' – the best of the field synthesised.

1.2. The trait of online learning: Individuality, self planing, self-regulated learning environment. Personal, structured, active and connective learning.

2. TEL is a synonym for distance learning

2.1. Distance learning is used to describe a programme that is delivered through the use of technology to students who are not physically located, for example, at the University. Geographic separation is inherent in distance learning, and time may also separate students and teachers. Accessibility and convenience are important advantages of this mode of education. Most often, electronic communications, such as e-mail, are used, but traditional forms of communication, such as the postal system, may also play a role.

2.2. The trait of distance learning: Distance learning is by definition carried out through institutions. It is not self-study or a nonacademic learning environment.

3. TEL is a synonym for mobile learning

3.1. Mobile learning is related to mobile equipment and its proliferation, consequently, to the growth of possibilities to use these mobile devices and medium which is natural for increasing generations of youth.

3.2. The trait of mobile learning: Learner, teacher, environment, content and assessment are basic elements of the complete mobile learning, ubiquitous, portable size of mobile tools, blended, private, interactive, collaborative, and instant information.

4. TEL is a synonym for computer mediated communication

4.1. CMC is examined and compared to other communication media through a number of aspects thought to be universal to all forms of communication, including (but not limited to) synchronicity, persistence or "recordability", and anonymity. It is a process in which human data interaction occurs through one or more networked telecommunication systems. A CMC interaction occurs through various types of networking technology and software, including email, Internet Relay Chat, instant messaging, Usenet and mailing list servers.

4.2. The trait of CMC: It is the impression formation, deception, group dynamics, disclosure reciprocity, disinhibition and especially relationship formation.

5. TEL is a synonym for e-learning

5.1. E-learning is the most popular form of TEL service in universities, vocational education and training, as well as adult learning institutions. A learning system based on formalised teaching but with the help of electronic resources is known as E-learning. While teaching can be based in or out of the classrooms, the use of computers and the Internet forms the major component of E-learning.

5.2. The trait of e-larning: E-learning technologies are designed to support learning by encompassing a range of media, tools, and environments.

6. For example:

6.1. • TEL can refer to technology-enhanced classrooms (which in turn can mean either a classroom with hardware or ICT use in classroom teaching)

6.1.1. • TEL can mean learning with technology (with cognitive tools) as opposed to learning by/through technology. • TEL can express an attitude in favor of "seamless" (or integrated) interactive learning environments as opposed to content-driven SCORM-like e-learning environments. As example see: One-to-one TEL or technologies used in project-oriented instructional designs or CSCL designs.