These are some of my favorite DE terms based on what I learned:Edit

autonomous learning- my learning, self learning

Typology- way to classify something

blog-web pages with short entries. Blogs are being used more in DE

Learning Journal- various writings, put together in a centralized place andragogy

Approach to education promoted by Knowles and based on assumptions about adult learning, including (1) Adults need to know why they need to learn something, (2) Adults need to learn experientially, (3) Adults approach learning as problem-solving, and (4) Adults learn best when the topic is of immediate value. These should be taken into consideration as we think about adult distant learners. (See Moore & Kearsley (1996) p. 153 and,,