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Working with subject-matter expert in the instructional design process

Subject-matter experts (SMEs) have the expertise of a subject or topic and can provide valuable insights and recommendations for instructional design projects. To ensure a productive and successful collaboration, establish clear expectations, build trust, communicate regularly, set boundaries, and show appreciation to the SME.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 31 Dec 2022 under Tips

SME and members of instructional design team fist bumping above tablets, notebooks, and other tools on the table.

Conduct your webinar or online class effectively

Prepare your environment, use multimedia, encourage interaction, stay organized, use visual aids, keep the lecture concise, and instruct learners on post-learning exercises to make webinars, online classes, and virtual classrooms more engaging.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 30 Dec 2022 under Tips

The same female teacher conducting an online class as seen from the laptop of a learner.

Create an effective mobile learning experience

When designing mobile learning, you must consider the limitations of mobile device such as its storage capacity and the means by which it interact with learners.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 15 Feb 2021 under Tips

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Proctoring and anti-cheating measures during online examinations

When the basic education switch to online classes, you need to have a different approach in assessing their learning. You have to balance the students’ needs for privacy, ensuring that they are doing honest work, and that you are evaluating the important aspects of their learning.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 17 Nov 2020 under Thoughts, Tips

Cartoon face of a stern-looking teacher with short hair and glasses together with text Big Teacher is Watching You.

Three ways of taking LinkedIn Learning courses for free

LinkedIn Learning provides resources for the professional development of educators and other professions. However, not all educators can spend money on LinkedIn Premium membership. LinkedIn Learning provided ways for those with no budget for professional development to access their online courses.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 08 Nov 2020 under Tips

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How to make your virtual classroom better?

This entry discussed the different tips on how teachers can facilitate virtual classrooms, such as using slide presentations and the different functions of various video conferencing applications.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 26 Sep 2020 under Tips

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

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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

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