There are lots of decisions to be made when choosing fonts for your eLearning projects. I have, on occasion, used serif fonts in my eLearning courses (if the client insists, I use the font they want and try to push back if the font makes things unreadable). eLearning MORE
In the early days of the internet, I had a chance to read one of the early translations of The Japan That Can Say No. The point I took away was the critique of short-term decision making driven by the need for shareholder returns.
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.  
I’ll be giving an upcoming webinar where I make my case for defining microlearning. And, as part of my usual wrestling with clarity, I created a diagram. I thought I’d share it with you. What, you want me to walk you through it? MORE
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.
Private organizations also offer classes, such as Udacity, with free computer science classes, and Khan Academy, with over 3,900 free micro-lectures available via YouTube. Distributed open collaborative course (DOCC) sees itself as a counter-movement to MOOC, emphasizing decentralized teaching. University of the People is a non-profit accredited online university. Coursera offers online courses. According to Fortune magazine, over a million people worldwide have enrolled in free online courses.
Even though eLearning is not a new concept, those who favor ILT are not convinced that online training is effective at producing the desired outcomes. So, here are several reasons why eLearning really does work for learners. If you’re still not sold on eLearning, try a blended approach. MORE
Tomorrow morning (Friday, December 1st), between 1-5am CST (early morning), Blackboard will perform emergency maintenance at their datacenter that hosts UTD’s eLearning environment. Blackboard anticipates no interruption in service as a result of the work; however, they cannot entirely rule out brief periods of intermittent connectivity. We strongly recommend against users taking online exams during this four-hour window of time. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com. Thank you.
The issue reported earlier has been resolved. You should now see the Fall 2017 courses listed in eLearning. (Please Note – Students will not be able to access these courses until the first day of the… More semester, which is August 21.) Thank you for your patience. Please let me know if you have any questions.
If you uncheck the box for “Let Students See Their Quiz Responses” at the end of the semester or review period, then they will not be able to see the quiz questions or their answers. They will only be able to see their quiz grade. This is best practice if you prefer not to have the potential of tests being shared between semesters. Alternatively, you can choose to override the term availability settings and put the beginning date as the beginning of the semester and the end date the Friday after grades are due. Be sure to check the “Users can only participate between these dates” box to override the term dates.
Asynchronous learning may use technologies such as email, blogs, wikis, and discussion boards, as well as web-supported textbooks, hypertext documents, audio video courses, and social networking using web 2.0. At the professional educational level, training may include virtual operating rooms. Asynchronous learning is beneficial for students who have health problems or who have child care responsibilities. They have the opportunity to complete their work in a low stress environment and within a more flexible time frame. In asynchronous online courses, students proceed at their own pace. If they need to listen to a lecture a second time, or think about a question for a while, they may do so without fearing that they will hold back the rest of the class. Through online courses, students can earn their diplomas more quickly, or repeat failed courses without the embarrassment of being in a class with younger students. Students have access to an incredible variety of enrichment courses in online learning, and can participate in college courses, internships, sports, or work and still graduate with their class.
^ Lai, K.W. (2008). ICT supporting the learning process: The premise, reality, and promise. In International handbook of information technology in primary and secondary education. Springer US. pp. 215–230.
The Department of Agricultural Education & Communication’s online Master of Science option was developed to provide agricultural educators, extension agents, and leaders an opportunity to continue their education while working by attending graduate school online. We strive to provide a relevant curriculum to Agricultural Teachers, Leaders, and Extension Agents who are interested in agricultural education, communication, leadership and extension.
Never one to shy away from a cheesy theme, I’ve picked out a few templates from the eLearning Brothers Template Library that are perfect for sharing your love (of eLearning). Diamond is a nice way to mix in some different colors into your next eLearning project.
OIT will conduct emergency maintenance Friday evening (tonight) from 5pm to 9pm. While OIT does not anticipate any impact to users, there may be periods when users are unable to log into eLearning. (Users already logged into eLearning should not be impacted by this maintenance.) Please see the notification from OIT below. If you have any questions, please contact the OIT Helpdesk at 972-883-2911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group webpages, blogs, wikis, and Twitter allow learners and educators to post thoughts, ideas, and comments on a website in an interactive learning environment. Social networking sites are virtual communities for people interested in a particular subject to communicate by voice, chat, instant message, video conference, or blogs. The National School Boards Association found that 96% of students with online access have used social networking technologies, and more than 50% talk online about schoolwork. Social networking encourages collaboration and engagement and can be a motivational tool for self-efficacy amongst students.
eLearning will be UNAVAILABLE Thursday, July 7, from 2-4am CDT (early morning) in order to perform server maintenance. During this time, eLearning will not be accessible. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Gatorlink: Please enter the Gatorlink ID of the Instructor. If you are completing the form on behalf of the Instructor, be sure to put the Instructor’s Gatorlink ID in this field. The system will create the course under this person and will also notify us that you made the request for the Instructor and you will be added as a Facilitator. You will be added to the course manually by us so you will not have access until this is done, but the Instructor will have access immediately once the course is created and they can add you at that time.
The links below will lead to other areas in Confluence (some pages may require you to log in using your ArgoNet username/password) or external websites. Use the back arrow of the web browser to navigate back this page.
For a while now there has been ‘chat’ about social learning as an approach to workplace L&D. There’s also a suspicion that woven into this catchphrase was some expectation around social platforms, social media and the like – and perhaps an unspoken assumption that it offers a cheap solution to the training challenge.
^ Fichten, C. S.; Ferraro, V.; Asuncion, J. V.; Chwojka, C.; Barile, M.; Nguyen, M. N.; Klomp, R. & Wolforth, J. (2009). “Disabilities and e-Learning Problems and Solutions: An Exploratory Study” (PDF). Technology & Society.
I’ve been on a surprise strip. You book a trip for three day but without having a clear where you are going to. Very exciting! We had to be at Schiphol by 5 am and although we were still sleepy: the taxi driver was not. He talked a lot, probably to stay awake.
How can you tailor a standard eLearning experience in a way that makes it feel personalized? Could you, in your wildest dreams, imagine your compliance eLearning courses being completed by word of mouth and recommendations alone? MORE
Neil Postman endorsed the notion that technology impacts human cultures, including the culture of classrooms, and that this is a consideration even more important than considering the efficiency of a new technology as a tool for teaching. Regarding the computer’s impact on education, Postman writes (p. 19):
When selecting a learning management system, customers find that different providers subscribe to several different LMS pricing models. Some charge per learner, per use, or for a limited-time or perpetual licensing fee. Some of the basic pricing models are: LMS Learning Management System MORE
Since technology is not the end goal of education, but rather a means by which it can be accomplished, educators must have a good grasp of the technology and its advantages and disadvantages. Teacher training aims for effective integration of classroom technology.
Capture video of your screen, then edit and share the results using ScreenFlow—the popular screencasting and elearning content creation tool. This course shows you how record, edit, add effects, and share training videos.
Huge thanks to everyone who visited us at Cometville 2017. Anyone who liked our page between then and yesterday (that’s 08/23 to 09/13) was entered into a raffle for a chance to win a headset. We’ve randomly… More picked 6 winners and we will be contacting them directly via FB messenger. Congratulations and thank you! Here’s wishing you a great rest of the semester!
Blackboard (UTD’s eLearning vendor) will perform maintenance to the datacenter Friday, July 29, from 1-5am CST (EARLY morning). During this maintenance, eLearning will not be available. If you have any… More questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Merge Courses Tool is now available in eLearning for faculty use. This new tool allows faculty to select the courses to combine, click , and immediately create the new merged course. For instructions on… More how to access and use the new Merge Courses Tool in eLearning, view the short video tutorial below. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions. VIDEO: Merge Courses Tool Walk-Through