Online Distance Learning: Here’s what you need to know


When talking about distance learning, this is the first thought that pops into the minds of the majority.

With the advent of technology, online distance learning (ODL) can be pretty reliable and efficient—as long as both ends (teachers and students) have a good-quality computer and a steady/fast internet connection.

Source: DepEd

Teachers remotely deliver lessons to students using video-sharing platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, etc., and virtual classrooms such as Google Classroom, Edmodo, and the likes.

The ODL relies heavily on the internet since it serves as a facilitator between learner-teacher, as well as other peer-to-peer communication.

Moreover, ODL allows live synchronous instruction and is said to be more interactive than the other types of distance learning modalities. Participants on both ends can also respond in real-time.

Learners may also download materials from the internet, complete and submit assignments online, attend webinars, and virtual classes.

Tools/gadgets students will need:

  • Computer
  • Tablet
  • Smartphone
  • CD/DVD
  • USB

Moreover, online learning is mainly broken down into two categories: synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Synchronous learning is a type of online learning that happens in real-time, whereas asynchronous learning occurs through online channels without real-time interaction.


[Go back to DepEd Distance Learning: Here’s what you need to know]


—(Source: Department of Education)

Blayce helped launch WhatALife! Blog in late May 2019, publishing trendy lifestyle and entertainment articles, local and international news reports, as well as inspiring feature stories of successful individuals hailing from Cagayan de Oro City. A jack-of-all-trades, she is a part-time gamer, occasional guitar player, and a zombie-genre fanatic.

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