Friday, November 1, 2013


Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time.

Etymologically, the word "education" is derived from the Latin ēducātiō ("A breeding, a bringing up, a rearing").

Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic.

A right to education has been recognized by some governments. At the global level, the United Nations' International Covenant (an agreement in writing under sea) on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 1966 guarantees this right under Article 13.


The learning modalities (mode, mood, manner) are probably the most common:

·         Visual: learning based on observation and seeing what is being learned.

·         Auditory: learning based on listening to instructions/information.

·         Kinesthetic: learning based on hands-on work and engaging in activities.

Asynchronous learning is a student-centered teaching method that uses online learning resources to facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among a network of people.
Synchronous learning refers to a learning environment in which everyone takes part at the same time. Lecture is an example of synchronous learning in a face-to-face environment, where learners and teachers are all in the same place at the same time.
Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path or pace.


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