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April 6, 2013

Autism Awareness Month: Talking Social Stories

Social stories, sometimes called visual scripts, are stories that describe with words and pictures different activities or events that happen in life in a step by step detailed way. They were devised as a tool to help individuals within the autism spectrum to better understand situations and nuances of interpersonal communication so that they could interact in an effective and appropriate manner.
by Paolo Leva
April 5, 2013

How To Assure The Quality Of eLearning

There is so much eLearning now being developed by so many different methods and presented in so many different ways.  It seems that in some cases there is less and less time to produce the learning and in others there is a determination to be first with the latest development or to prove that eLearning really can be cheaper than face to face. Of course in many cases eLearning has become the way to present ‘compliance’ training.  Perhaps it isn’t any wonder that eLearning has gained a certain reputation for drop-out rates and boredom factors.
by Peter Condon
April 5, 2013

What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Online Learning?

Learning is often considered to be a normal part of working and personal life. Both learning for achieving a job as well as for achieving knowledge should not be neglected. Online environment is changing continuously and it represents a great opportunity for learning. It is very important to discover how to learn using all available communication channels and choosing the ones that best suit a person’s style of filtering the information.

by Stephen Armstrong
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
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
March 20, 2013

Starting A New eLearning Project - Questions To Ask Before You Start

Asking the right questions at the start of a project can save time, money and reduce the amount of re-work on e-learning projects. Before the instructional and graphic design starts there are some questions that should be asked at the start of each project. Do you take time to go through and set up your project or do your get straight into the design?

by Scott Hewitt
March 18, 2013

Educational Pinball - Comparing eLearning To A Game Of Pinball

Recently I had been trying to think of an effective way of visualising the e-learning process and the mechanics behind it, which would allow me to give a more considered approach for the courses on which I am working, and strengthen the effectiveness of the learning content. In addition, this would help me improve my ability to clearly explain the reasoning behind my course material development.
by Mark Nathan Willetts