Anyone involved in the field of educational technology has probably run across headlines like this: “7 Tools That Will Change Education” or “10 Educational Apps Every Teacher Should Have” – I see them on Twitter almost every day. In fact, I maintain an ever-growing spreadsheet to track interesting new education tools.
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DALLAS – Oct. 13, 2015 – Academic Partnerships (AP), a global provider of online services for higher education, announced today it has hired Jennifer Scott as senior vice president for Academic Services and Products.
Let’s face it, you probably don’t have a whole lot of time to sit and read through a lengthy guide when creating your asynchronous eLearning course. There
is still plenty to do before your deadline rolls around, but you still want to be able to deliver the best possible eLearning experience to your learners.
Following recent eLearning trends, we are witnessing a shift towards education that is accessible, personalized and attractive. Fantastic! This is a welcome revolution, allowing a wider and more encompassing reach – education for all.
Abraham Maslow did wonders for understanding human needs and motivations by creating a simple and applicable scale. After creating his scale, called the Hierarchy of Needs, Maslow himself started to apply his work to various disciplines. Following in this trend, the principles of his Hierarchy can be applied directly to the work an eLearning team performs.
Developing and maintaining a successful e-learning project begins and ends with communication. It is essential to keep your learners in mind when designing an e-learning module, as they are the ones who will determine your project’s success. It is not enough to simply put information together and assume your learners will somehow understand what you are trying to convey.
Nothing is more frustrating than sending off your finished eLearning course and wishing you could have done more to make the course even better. Certainly, you don’t want to forget anything before your course goes live, that is why I’ve hand selected nine things most people forget before publishing their course.
No matter what your learning objectives might be or what your audience needs to take away from the eLearning course, creating eLearning experiences that are memorable is the number one priority. Otherwise, your learners simply won’t get any real value from the time and effort they’ve invested into the eLearning course.
Online Group Projects — Yikes! You can hear the moans and groans of students echoing through your computer monitors as you start the first week of your online course. The reasons for requiring a group project vary from one discipline to another, but there are educational and career motives for requiring group projects.