6 Tips to Improve eLearning Course Navigation

eLearning_IndustryWhile high quality content, stunning visuals, and interactive eLearning activities may be essential elements of any successful eLearning course, all of these come second to navigability. If learners cannot navigate your eLearning course, then they cannot become active participants in the learning process.

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.7

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we will highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standard 1.7.

Click here to view Quality Matters Standard 1.7 in the Quality Matters Rubric.

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The Top 6 eLearning Course Navigation Styles

eLearning_IndustryWhen designing your eLearning course, effective navigation is essential. In this article I will highlight the 6 most effective eLearning course navigation styles, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each one, in order for you to decide which best suits your learners’ needs.

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.6

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we will highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standard 1.6.

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You’re Asking the Wrong Question

Faculty Focus

You’re asking the wrong question. No, seriously, you’re probably asking the wrong question.

Yeah, that’s a pretty bold statement. But I’ve read tens of thousands of questions meant to prompt discussions in online course rooms, and the odds are I am right.

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6 Tips to Write Effective eLearning Course Scenario Questions

eLearning_IndustryCreating effective eLearning course scenario questions that engage the learners and tie into real world challenges can be difficult, unless you know a few key tips that can make the process simple and straightforward. In this article, I’ll offer insight into how you can develop eLearning course scenario questions that give your audience a first-hand look at the real world benefits they can expect to receive.

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Online Student Retention Requires a Collaborative Approach

Faculty Focus

Institutions of higher education are increasingly using online courses and fully-online programs as tools to increase enrollment. There are many issues surrounding the subject of online education as an enrollment strategy. For instance, attrition rates are higher in online courses and online programs than in the face-to-face environment (Carr, 2000; Moody, 2004).

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.3

It’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we will highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standard 1.3.

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Back to Basics: Sample Course Map

A course map is an overview of your proposed course and is vital to the success of any online course. It comprises a brief description of the course, the instructional objectives or outcomes, the estimated time to complete each objective, the topics to be covered, the sequence of the topics, the course material, the instructional strategies, the learning resources, the reference resources, and the assessments procedures.

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.2

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we will highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standard 1.2.

This standard, similar to Standard 1.1, encourages a solid course overview and introduction by including a clear purpose and structure for the course.

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