Articles

August 13, 2015

9 Tips To Develop Accessible eLearning

In a dream world, everyone has access to learning; in the real world, online learning has been accessible to all only recently. In this article, I’ll share everything you need to know about accessible eLearning as well as the accessible eLearning benefits and 9 tips on how to develop accessible eLearning content, so that you cannot only reach a broader eLearning audience, but also do your little part in enabling more individuals to achieve their personal or professional goals while learning in a comfortable eLearning environment.
by Christopher Pappas
August 13, 2015

4 Fleeting Icebreaker Adjectives

Asking students to identify themselves in four icebreaker adjectives can be a part of a welcome online discussion that leads them to read the online course syllabus and explain which two learning objectives they like most. It is a great technique that increases student engagement. This is how it works.
by Oliver Hedgepeth
August 12, 2015

Closed-Ended Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Josef Albers, one of the most influential artistic educators of the 20th century, once said that “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers". Open-ended questions may ignite the creative spark and offer insight into a learner's thought process, but closed-ended questions offer a direct and effective way to test their comprehension. In this article, I’ll present different types of closed-ended questions and I'll shed light on how you can use closed-ended questions in eLearning by sharing 6 invaluable tips.
by Christopher Pappas
August 10, 2015

Trivantis Lectora Online Review: Create eLearning Courses In The Cloud

Looking for an eLearning authoring tool that can keep your data safe, secure, and easily accessible in the Cloud? If so, Trivantis Lectora Online may be the all-in-one solution for you Learning and Development needs. In this article, I’ll review Trivantis Lectora Online, so that you can determine if it’s a good match for your organization avoiding all the costly trial and error.
by Christopher Pappas
August 10, 2015

The Pedagogy Behind MOOCs: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

What are the peculiarities of designing an online course that addresses to such a big audience? What does it mean in terms of instructional design? And is there an ideal pedagogy behind MOOCs? In this article, I’ll explain the peculiarities of an instructional design for “massive” learning, the different pedagogical approaches behind xMOOCs and cMOOCs, and I’ll show you how to motivate your learners in order to maximize the effectiveness of your MOOC courses and minimize dropout rates.
by Marisa Keramida (M.Ed.)