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10 Resources For More Effective Online Learning

10 Resources For More Effective Online Learning

Learning and acquiring knowledge is now easier and more effective thanks to the Internet. For students, Internet offers new and innovative resources and they only need to find out which set of them they need or find useful. With various online resources and tools that they can access on the Internet, they can utilize any of these to widen their knowledge, acquire new skills, and get higher grades in school.

Self­-paced, Teacher­-directed: Vocabulary Software Helps Online ESL Learning

Self­-paced, Teacher­-directed: Vocabulary Software Helps Online ESL Learning

Finding the right balance between structure and flexibility is key to your success as an online instructor. This is especially true with ESL classes and English language courses, where students progress at different rates towards the same goal. But, how can you provide students with enough guidance to keep them on track, while still allowing for individualized study?

The Key To Innovation In Educational Technology

The Key To Innovation In Educational Technology

Educational technology companies face a unique challenge in finding ways to innovate: their products don’t have to work in order to succeed.

In fact, many educational products don’t work, yet they still sell and even find passionate proponents. Plenty of ideas in education drift along, find purchase with the right crowd, and as long as they present a more engaging method of learning than traditional schooling, are hailed as innovative. Learn more from Grovo!

Is Your e-Learning Getting Results?

Data’s Dirty Secret: Is Your e-Learning Getting Results?

According to Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, “An organization's ability to learn and translate that learning into action is the ultimate competitive advantage.” Is your e-Learning getting results? Well, first let’s talk about what kind of results you’re looking for. Ultimately, e-Learning isn’t just about reducing the cost of training—although that’s a nice benefit too! e-Learning is about driving business results by improving employee knowledge and performance.

Implementation Of The Experience API Within The SOFAD Author Environment

Implementation Of The Experience API Within The SOFAD Author Environment

This experimentation was conducted in the course of the regular activities of GTN-Québec, with the technical support of the SOFAD IT team. The purpose of the experimentation is to make recommendations available to the education community on the implementation of this new standard in the online learning field. The following lines briefly present the approach taken for implementation of the xAPI specification within our author environment. We first explain why we decided to design our own plugin (SOFAD/author). We describe the limitations we encountered with SCORM. We show how the implementation of xAPI in our authoring environment allowed us to solve the limitations encountered with SCORM. We identify some possible issues and constraints with this new standard. Finally, we propose some recommendations.