Articles

April 4, 2013

How To Earn (and Keep) Trust As An eLearning Instructor

eLearning answers many needs of a 21st century audience. It eliminates travel, thereby reducing our carbon footprint. It provides immediate results, and is therefore a streamlined training solution. And eLearning is laser-targeted to develop precise skill sets. But eLearning instructors also have to contend with the drawbacks of the online experience; namely, recreating the physicality of a classroom. Better technology makes the training an ever more interactive experience. Still, the instructor-student relationship is not exactly replicated in an online environment.
by L. Michelle Baker, PhD
April 3, 2013

Mobile Games for Adult Learning: What’s the Appeal?

This post introduces the potential of using mobile games as effective tools for adult learners living in a society of constant movement, where the massive penetration of mobile technology is an undeniable fact. Examining social practices, technology circumstances of use, the profile of the new learner and changing gaming cultures the emerging potential of mobile games for learning becomes apparent and is here discussed.

by Thaleia Deniozou
March 30, 2013

eLearning Authoring Tools Checklist of Features

Are you looking for a new tool for authoring eLearning? Content authoring tools vary widely in their capabilities. Many are specialists – converting PowerPoint presentations, capturing screens, preparing quizzes and assessments, developing mobile modules, etc. Some are desktop programs for individual use and others are web-based for collaborative authoring. A few are fairly comprehensive.
by Don McIntosh
March 26, 2013

How To Build Instructional Videos

Tutorials are an effective way to deliver how-to knowledge on very well defined subject. There are plenty of tutorials on the internet on virtually any subject, from how to bake bread to how to solve a mathematical problem to how to perform an operation with a particular software.

by Paolo Leva
March 24, 2013

Using Data To Ease The Grading Process - An Educator's Perspective

I have become an educator and I am teaching a Spanish MOOC with over 1,000 students! They submit weekly assignments that are to be hand graded, and I alone simply cannot meet the task of grading these assignments. Obviously there is no silver bullet, and no proven technology to automatically grade writing assignments. So, out of necessity, we developed a process to ease our burden as teachers grading assignments.
by Scott Rapp