I was reading an article on e-learning
industry.com on the use of color. The author gave many good
suggestions of how to use color, when to use it, and the meanings of an
assortment of colors. It was an informative article.
me think about how little choice instructional designers have when creating
e-learning for colleges and universities. Many times, the college or university
supplies a branding guideline and that is that. No choice for colors, logos,
There’s something cathartic about commiserating in unpleasant shared experiences. Like that time you were looking over the courses in your LMS and realized that they had no standardized navigation. Maybe, that’s the reason for the uptick of emails from lost and confused students. You felt like a terrible, horrible, no good LMS administrator. Horrifying at the time, but when you describe the situation later to a fellow LMS admin, you feel a little better about that same situation happening to them.
Anthony (2012) researched the design of online courses and found that consistent course design is the most vital factor for student interaction and success. Recently, I was reviewing an online course for an LMS administrator friend of mine. I read the following message on a discussion board on the course’s second week. Student; “I can’t find the textbook information”. Teacher; “The textbook information is where it always is”. Not surprisingly, the student stopped submitting assignments on week six. Continue reading Standardized LMS Navigation for Student Success
Over the past few months, you may have heard some chatter about personalized learning through adaptive technology. Not surprising.
The Brookings Institution referred to personalized learning as a major movement in education. Murray (2017) stated that colleges and universities are increasingly seeking ways to customize curriculum and learner outcomes via adaptive technology to match student-needs based on unique learning profiles.
Over the past few months, you may have heard some talk about Curriculum, Instruction and Technology (CIT) as one of the new specializations for the old Masters of Education (M.Ed.) degree. Not surprising.
Tech is cool. Curriculum is anything but. Technology has been a part of the social fabric for about 20 years, or so. Curriculum was carved into stone tablets back in ancient Greece, by Plato or Aristotle, or someone. Think of technology as a much-needed injection of youth serum into curriculum. Technology has fostered new learning theories, new gadgets for instruction, and new ways of doing…well, just about everything. Continue reading Can Technology Make Curriculum Cool?