Monthly Archives: November 2011
These tips will help you prepare, interact, and improve your chances of getting hired at an online career fair.
Each week we meet via Twitter for #IOLchat to discuss current issues related to online learning. Participants have included students, instructors, eLearning companies, schools, publishers, and instructional designers. Many online learners and instructors find that there are added challenges to the completion of courses in terms that are accelerated – terms that often take limited or [...]
By Melissa Venable There are calls for change in higher education, among them improvement in graduation rates and access to education, ways to help institutions deal with massive budget cuts without increasing tuition and fees, and increased employability of graduates and higher starting salaries. While many agree on the problems at hand, there are no [...]
By: Jordan Krueger Graphic and web design is a unique industry and career choice because it is filled with do-it-yourself lone wolves who learned everything through self-motivated research and perhaps a little help from their peers and contemporaries. There are a good amount of designers who never needed to take a design course and never [...]
Siri’s capabilties could be useful is in education, changing the way we teach, learn, and view technology.
By: Jordan Krueger As a designer, you already understand the importance of keeping a sketchbook on hand. Especially as a student, you never know where you will be when a moment of inspiration may suddenly strike you and you need to quickly jot down an image before it leaves your head. I used to be [...]
Forgoing food for alcohol can have serious short- and long-term consequences on your health.
By Melissa Venable While theories of learning styles and generational abilities are losing ground in the elearning community, many leaders in the field are talking about new learners and new learning environments. Changes in both availability and capabilities of technological applications and devices are altering the landscape, creating new approaches and resulting in different expectations. Three featured [...]
by Melissa Venable Last week’s Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) Annual Conference on Online Learning presented a number of interesting trends in the session topics, including the use of iPads in college courses. The projects presented covered a wide range of perspectives and data collection. Student Use and Feedback: At Memorial University of Newfoundland iPads, pre-loaded with [...]
By: Jordan Krueger One of the biggest barriers of entry into graphic design is the multitude of techniques, styles, and aesthetics that you can apply to virtually any design. Even when making decisions with something as basic as texture, there are so many options at your fingertips that committing to one or two textures can [...]
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Flipping Your Online Course with Synchronous SessionsThe flipped classroom concept is a popular one. It usually involves shifting more passive learning activities, such as listening to lectures, out of the face-to-face classroom to an online format. The second half …