Badges, leaderboards, leveling up. These buzzwords sound like features in the latest video game, but, actually, they’re modern learning staples thanks to gamification and game-based learning. Instructional designers know that gamification’s flexibility and adaptability make it useful for many programs, including new hire orientation, compliance training, and technical skill building. MORE
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Blackboard (UTD’s eLearning vendor) will perform maintenance to the datacenter on Friday, July 22, from 1-5am CDT. While Blackboard does not anticipate any service interruption, brief periods of intermittent… More connectivity may occur. Therefore, we strongly recommend that users plan not to use eLearning during this time. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
An educational technologist is someone who is trained in the field of educational technology. Educational technologists try to analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate process and tools to enhance learning. While the term educational technologist is used primarily in the United States, learning technologist is synonymous and used in the UK as well as Canada.
The extent to which e-learning assists or replaces other learning and teaching approaches is variable, ranging on a continuum from none to fully online distance learning. A variety of descriptive terms have been employed (somewhat inconsistently) to categorize the extent to which technology is used. For example, ‘hybrid learning’ or ‘blended learning’ may refer to classroom aids and laptops, or may refer to approaches in which traditional classroom time is reduced but not eliminated, and is replaced with some online learning. ‘Distributed learning’ may describe either the e-learning component of a hybrid approach, or fully online distance learning environments.
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Despite the limitations, students with special needs, including ADHD, have expressed an overall enthusiasm for e-learning and have identified a number e-learning benefits, including: availability of online course notes, materials and additional resources; the ability to work at an independent pace and spend extra time formulating thoughtful responses in class discussions; help in understanding course lecture/content; ability to review lectures multiple times; and enhanced access to and communication with the course instructor.
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On Friday, February 16, Blackboard will perform a firmware upgrade. This maintenance will take place between 1am-5am CST (early morning). Blackboard anticipates no interruption in service as a result of this work; however, they cannot entirely rule out brief periods of intermittent connectivity. We recommend against taking online exams during this four-hour window. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Summer 2017 Courses – Summer courses now available to instructors in eLearning. Students will be loaded one month prior to the semester start. Summer courses, however, will not become visible to students… More until the first day of class (May 30th). REMINDER: Adding Users to Your eLearning Course Below are forms to have users added to your eLearning courses. We strongly recommend that all requests be submitted… [ 188 more words ]