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Prevent the spread of coronaviruses through printed self-learning modules

During these times of COVID-19 pandemic, schools are avoiding traditional classrooms in favor of distance education to prevent the spread of coronaviruses. For areas without electricity or internet access, distance education means printed self-learning modules to be delivered to their homes. To prevent these modules from becoming conduits of virus transmission, disinfect them.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 20 Jul 2020 under Tips

A brown spherical coronavirus with several orange funnel-like structures evenly distributed on its surface,

What is LMS server latency, and how it affects your elearning?

The LMS server latency is the amount of time it takes to transmit data between the elearning module and the LMS server. The longer is the LMS server latency, the more lag the learners encounter as they learn through the elearning module.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 25 May 2020 under Terms, Tips

LMS server latency icon: a laptop, a server, and two arrows circling on their back. There's also a clock in the middle of the circling arrows.

Visual design tips for elearning

In designing your elearning modules, it is important that the text, color, and images work together to facilitate learning. They should be easy to read and they should not distract from one another.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 16 Jan 2020 under Tips

Types of elearning gamification

There are two kinds of gamification in elearning, content gamification and structural gamification. This entry will cover the difference between them.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 30 Dec 2019 under Tips

A marble surface showing two Venn diagram circles. One is labeled as Round Stone and the other is Red Stone. The Round Stone contains orange, violet, and blue spherical marble-like stones, while the Red Stone contains a triangular, square, and hexagonal gem-like red stones. The overlap contains a red spherical stone.

Quick image tricks and techniques in Captivate

A handful of random techniques on working on Captivate images that I took note as I work: pasting an image as a slide object from a selection in an image editor, replacing several instances of the same image at once, and pasting an image as a background.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 01 Dec 2019 under Tips, Tools

A top hat with CP Captivate logo on it, a magic wand, and an image icon emerging from the hat.

Basic typography for elearning design

Typography is an important consideration in designing and developing your elearning. Choose the right typeface and adjust the font size, font style, and spacing to make your text optimized for learning.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 23 Nov 2019 under Tips

A cloud of several design typefaces spelling-out the name of each typeface.

Applying learning breaks in elearning

Ample time for learning activities such as studying the elearning materials is essential to acquire new knowledge and skills. On the other hand, an adequate amount of time when no learning activity is done is just as important to provide rest for the brain and to allow the new knowledge to settle.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 03 Aug 2019 under Theories, Tips

A silhouette of a head, neck and nose, with white spots for eyes, three white cogs for brain, and a rewind key at the back of the head. This image is a representation of the need to take learning breaks.

Spreadsheet problem generator: creating a basic word problem generator

Use spreadsheet applications to create a word problem for science, mathematics, economics or any other subject that uses word problems in some of its lessons. Then, create similar problems by simply altering certain cells in the spreadsheet without solving the new similar problem from scratch.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 10 May 2019 under Tips

Progressive disclosure in learning design

Progressive disclosure or gradual reveal is a useful technique and an integral part of the learning process. It prevents the students from being overwhelmed with information, facilitates the connection between learning, and may also trigger strong emotions.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 25 Feb 2019 under Tips

Essential elements of online citation

Properly citing the sources is important in academic research work, but online references can be difficult to cite due to a wider variety of format with the pieces of information you need being in different places.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 28 Dec 2018 under Tips

Visual representation of internet research and citation,: a globe with interconnected nodes. One of the node has a book and another node has pen and paper.

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