Elearning! Magazine is holding there Best of 2008 to determine this year’s best eLearning software. Make sure to get your votes in by November 1, 2008 to be considered.
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Now through October 31st Articulate is offering a special price, as well as a video encoder that allows you to convert AVI files, Windows Media Files, Quicktime Files, MPEG Files, Digital Video Files and 3G video files into .FLV format. The program is also reported to have the ability to batch modify video files, allowing you to easily watermark, modify volume, change contrast and adjust brightness to a folder of video files at once. Check back in a month or so for a full review of our reactions to the new version of Articulate.Read More
The world of education and instructional design is changing. What we have today is a vast landscape of varying delivery methods, advancing technology and global culture. As a result, a plethora of online courseware has flooded the market and instructional designers are scurrying to stay up to speed with the influx of demand for web-based curriculum. In response, many instructional designers have difficulty knowing where to begin, to develop web-based courseware offerings. The following is an overview of web-based curriculum design created with the instructional designer in mind and describing the people and steps involved in the process of creating successful web-based courses.Read More
Assessment and evaluation each play a vital role in the learning process. Students and teachers alike can benefit tremendously from reflecting on learning. This can be accomplished in two ways: 1. Assessing the success of the student. 2. Evaluating teacher effectiveness. This is particularly true in distance education courses, because many times direct feedback is not provided and instructors struggle for a means to gauge how students have progressed within the subject matter. “The two disciplines of distance education and educational assessments have seen dramatic changes and growth recently.” (Suen & Parkes, No date available) To the distance educator, assessment and evaluation can be indispensable tools that serve as a compass to guide both the teacher and the student to a common ground where learning can take place.Read More