Basic tools for e-learning students

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In the previous posts in this mini-series we investigated the necessary tools, services and software you’ll need to setup your own e-learning solution, as well as the required software needed to create and manage your courses.

In this installment we’ll have a look at the software and basic tools for e-learning students which are gonna need while attending your e-learning program.

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Content creation tools for e-learning

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In the previous post in this mini-series we investigated the various LMS deployment options (cloud, hosted, self-hosted) as well as the necessary tools, services and software you’ll need to setup your own e-learning solution.

Today we’re concerned with what comes after the deployment: the content creation tools for e-learning courses.

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E-learning Deployment – Considerations and Tools

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So you decided to deploy an e-learning solution for your enterprise or organization. Or maybe build an e-learning school of your own. As long-time e-learning experts we welcome you to this exciting endeavor.

In this post we’ll try to give a comprehensive list of all the tools, services, accessories and software you’ll need for your e-learning deployment.

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The 7 most important LMS features to support Synchronous Learning

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E-learning, and if you follow this blog you probably already know that, has many advantages over traditional classroom based learning. Those advantages range from reduced operation costs and the ability to address huge audiences, to quantifiable insights on students’ progress and quick deployment.
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mEnable your elearning – 6 things to consider when creating tablet compatible courses

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One of the greatest advantages of e-learning compared to classroom based learning is its convenience. Students can participate in a course at the time and place that best works for them. Mobile learning expands on that convenience, freeing the learners from even having to be at a desk using a computer. With mobile learning, a tablet, (or even a capable smartphone) is all your users need, and classes can be had anywhere those can go, which is, literally, everywhere.

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8 tips on engaging learners in your course

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As we all know from our experience at school, we can learn a lot even when we are not engaged. Students get something out of school even if they sit idle through classes.

But as we also know from our experience, especially in university, that’s not enough, and, for the more demanding courses, it’s often a non starter. Being engaged in, rather than merely attending, our courses, multiplies our understanding of the material, our memory, and, as a result, our knowledge acquisition.

When, then, are some good guidelines regarding engaging learners in your courses? Well, that’s what we’re here to find out. Continue reading

LMS tools to help you assess your students’ progress

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Tests, quizzes, homework, lab exercises, exams. Not exactly pleasant memories from your school years (heck, some people even have nightmares with them, years after they left school), those are some of the typical tools teachers use to assess what their students have learned.

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The death of the functionality matrices

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Functionality matrices. If you work in enterprise and evaluate software for purchasing you can’t miss them. I’m talking about those ubiquitous spreadsheet like grids that list products on one dimension and features on the other, with ticks for every feature a product has.
Vendors love to tout their offerings against the competition in this form, and review sites love using them in comparison reviews. Heck, even a lot of buyers swear by them. There’s only a little problem: they’re completely useless, and can also be downright deceptive. Why? Read on to find out,as this is the very topic of today’s blog post. Continue reading