So, you know how to choose an online school that is properly accredited, credible, and offers the program you need.
But, have you compared the school's test-taking policies to your ability and preferences? For some students, the way tests are administered and graded has a major impact on their educational success and satisfaction. While some students thrive taking higher-stakes, traditional exams, others prefer project-based assessment or open-book options.
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Most online students start a bit older - usually when they are in high school or college. Parents are often wary about enrolling their children in online programs when they are still learning to read and when recess is still considered a big deal.
I flew to Indianapolis this month to give a presentation about online learning. While everyone was complaining about the cold, I was just glad that the ice had finally melted. Ready or not, summer is almost here.
It's that time of the year when assignments start piling up, professor inboxes are filled with desperate pleas, and energy drinks are purchased in bulk.
If you're feeling a bit overworked or worried, don't despair. The semester is almost over and your hard work will be worth the effort. For a quick pick-me-up, take a look at this new list of inspiring quotes for online college students.
Have you found a school that is accredited by the Distance Education Training Council (DETC) instead of a regional accrediting body? The DETC is a legitimate accreditor with high standards. But, some students do run into problems when trying to transfer credits from DETC-recognized colleges.
Earning a degree online can be expensive. But, did you know that the federal government offers over a dozen programs designed to help students finish college? In some cases, the funding doesn't even need to be re-paid.
Did you know that you can earn college credit by taking a free online class? It's not particularly easy, but it is possible for many students.
Take a look at this article to learn how students are taking free online classes and earning credit from accredited online and traditional colleges.
No one is perfect. But, you can keep yourself on the right track by learning from your fellow online students.
Take a look at these 7 common mistakes online students make. Have you been able to avoid them so far?
At the iDesignX conference in Australia I shared some tips on instructional design challenges. During my session, Blair Rorani from Ever Learning sketched his notes and then tweeted them during the session. They’re so cool I couldn’t just let them fade away. So here are Blair’s sketches coupled with some quick notes from my presentation [...]
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Linear, click-and-read courses are pretty common and usually held up as the worst of online training and cause of boring courses because they’re mostly information dumps with little focus on how the learner can actually use the course content. They may be the worst of elearning. Or perhaps not. Let’s review some common reasons why [...]
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Had a great trip last week to Sydney and got to meet many of the blog readers I’ve corresponded with over the years. If you haven’t attended an iDesignX conference, I recommend doing so. You get to meet many of your peers and sit in on some good presentations. As I was returning home I [...]
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I facilitate a lot of elearning workshops and from my experience most of the people who attend are just getting started. Generally the transition to elearning happens like this. They’re good at explaining things and go from explainer to trainer. Then somewhere in the process the organization says that they’re switching to online learning. Now [...]
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The other day I was doing a search for business meeting images and ran into this collage image. It kind of looks like a comic book layout. I played around with some ways to use this image in an elearning course. Here’s a quick demo of the image converted into an interactive slide. I just [...]
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One of the biggest challenges in course design is creating a course consistent with the organization’s learning objectives. Often courses are built around fuzzy objectives where the expected outcome isn’t quite clear. Another issue is that the course doesn’t end up meeting the objectives. Learning Objectives Require Clear Goals Why is the course being built? [...]
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In today’s world, elearning is an important part of learning and training employees. Some organizations use it exclusively and some blend it with other learning activities. There are a lot of things you can do to create successful elearning, but here are some guaranteed ways to make sure that you don’t succeed and waste a [...]
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The other day someone asked for different ways to present simple screencast videos. They didn’t want an elaborate production process. Instead just a few ideas to help them change up the way they’re currently doing their screencasts for their online software training. I regularly put together simple screencast videos. Sometimes I’ll play with different ways [...]
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