The delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means. E-learning involves the use of a computer or electronic device (e.g. a mobile phone) in some way to provide training, educational or learning material. (Derek Stockley 2003)
Online education originated from the University of Illinois in 1960. Although internet would not be created for another nine years, students were able to access class information with linked computer terminals. The first online course was offered in 1986 by the Electronic University Network for DOS and Commodore 64 computers. Computer Assisted Learning eventually offered the first online courses with real interaction. In 2002, MIT began providing online classes free of charge. As of 2009, approximately 5.5 millions students were taking at least one class online. Currently, one out of three college students takes at least one online course while in college (Promises and pitfalls). At DeVry University, out of all students that are earning a bachelor’s degree, 80% earn two-thirds of their requirements online (Promises and Pitfalls). Also in 2014, 2.85 millions students out of 5.8 million students that took courses online, took all of their courses online (Promises and Pitfalls). From this information, it can be concluded that the number of students taking classes online is on the steady increase.  
The importance of self-assessment through tools made available on Educational Technology platforms has been growing. Self-assessment in education technology relies on students analyzing their strengths, weaknesses and areas where improvement is possible to set realistic goals in learning, improve their educational performances and track their progress. One of the unique tools for self-assessment made possible by education technology is Analytics. Analytics is data gathered on the student’s activities on the learning platform, drawn into meaningful patterns that leads to a valid conclusion, usually through the medium of data visualization such as graphs.
Various pedagogical perspectives or learning theories may be considered in designing and interacting with educational technology. E-learning theory examines these approaches. These theoretical perspectives are grouped into three main theoretical schools or philosophical frameworks: behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism.
Dr. Badrul Khan is the founder of McWeadon Education, a professional development institution. He previously served as Founding Director of the Educational Technology Leadership (ETL) graduate cohort program at The George Washington University, Founding Director of the Educational Technology (ET) graduate program at the University of Texas, Brownsville, and Instructional Designer and Evaluation Specialist in the School of Medicine at Indiana University, Indianapolis. Professor Khan has the credit of first coining the phrase Web-based instruction and popularizing the concept through his bestselling 1997 book Web-Based Instruction, which paved the way for the new field of e-learning.
As instructional designers, we aim to design eLearning courses such that it reduces cognitive overload and gives a sense of accomplishment to the learner. But what is the secret sauce to create effective eLearning courses? Why eLearning Infographics Make Sense?
An eLearning outage has been scheduled for 10pm Friday, December 23rd until 1pm Saturday, December 24th. This 15hr maintenance window will be used to upgrade eLearning. During this time, eLearning will not be… More accessible. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This weekend from 11pm March 2nd until 3pm March 3rd, Blackboard will replace hardware at on one of its data centers. eLearning users may experience service interruptions to publisher tools (Partner Cloud) during this time. These publisher tools include Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education,…
A three-hour extended maintenance outage has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, from 2-5am (early morning) to apply audit fixes to our eLearning environment. During this time, eLearning will be… More UNAVAILABLE. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
There are lots of eLearning authoring tools out there. Here’s a quick look at the most popular eLearning authoring tool types. eLearning Authoring Tool: PowerPoint. Many eLearning authoring tools use PowerPoint directly or are based it. MORE
All Blackboard mobile apps will be affected by upcoming server maintenance scheduled for Friday, July 22 (11pm) through Sunday, July 23 (1am). During this time, users of Blackboard apps – including Bb Student,… More Bb Grader, Bb Mobile Learn – will not be able to access the university eLearning site. PLEASE NOTE: Users accessing eLearning via a standard browser (i.e. Chrome, Firefox) will not experience any issue. This maintenance only affects those using Blackboard Mobile apps. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Course Reserves link in Canvas automatically creates a course in Ares after the activation. If the students has a previous course and have listings in Ares then that need to be transfered to a new course shell, or if you experience any other problems, contact the Course Reserves Unit.
What would you do with $500? Fly Home Fix Your Car Take an eLearning Summer Course! Announcing undergraduate eLearning Tuition Awards worth $500. Find out more: application deadline is April 15, 2018. Log in with your UA ID to fill out the…
Turnitin has scheduled a maintenance outage for this Saturday, March 17th, from 10am through 4pm. This time will be used for hardware updates and performance improvements. Users will be unable to submit and grade during this maintenance window, so Turnitin recommends that any submission deadlines be adjusted to fall outside this maintenance window. PLEASE NOTE: This DOES NOT impact the regular eLearning assignment tool. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions. Thanks.
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Good Afternoon, The UT Dallas eLearning team offers training workshops on various educational technology topics. PLEASE CLICK HERE to browse through the Fall 2017 Training Offerings. To view available dates… More and to register, please LOG INTO GALAXY > LEO > click on FIND AVAILABLE TRAINING > Search by TRAINING DEPARTMENT. If no dates are available or if you would like a one-to-one session, please fill out the… [ 96 more words ]
HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. This page needs HTML code to be minified as it can gain 994 B, which is 14% of the original size. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 5.2 kB or 71% of the original size.
This weekend from 11pm March 2nd until 3pm March 3rd, Blackboard will replace hardware at on one of its data centers. eLearning users may experience service interruptions to publisher tools (Partner Cloud) during this time. These publisher tools include Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Wiley. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. PLEASE NOTE: This maintenance DOES NOT impact core eLearning functionality (i.e. tests, assignments, discussion boards, etc.).
A learning management system (LMS) is software used for delivering, tracking and managing training and education. It tracks data about attendance, time on task, and student progress. Educators can post announcements, grade assignments, check on course activity, and participate in class discussions. Students can submit their work, read and respond to discussion questions, and take quizzes. An LMS may allow teachers, administrators, students, and permitted additional parties (such as parents if appropriate) to track various metrics. LMSs range from systems for managing training/educational records to software for distributing courses over the Internet and offering features for online collaboration. The creation and maintenance of comprehensive learning content requires substantial initial and ongoing investments of human labor. Effective translation into other languages and cultural contexts requires even more investment by knowledgeable personnel.
Mobile devices such as clickers and smartphones can be used for interactive audience response feedback. Mobile learning can provide performance support for checking the time, setting reminders, retrieving worksheets, and instruction manuals.