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Q&A: World of Learning Institute

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Q&A: World of Learning Institute. World of Learning Institute Works to Ensure World Language Education is Accessible to Everyone. Dr. Patricia “Pat” Mulroy of the World Learning Institute.

Coronavirus Update

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A Letter to CourseArc Clients, We know that our clients are champions of high-quality online learning and are already creating and deploying online content for your learners. As CourseArc users, you are already e-learning trailblazers and most likely will have an easier transition to fully online. However, we are all facing unprecedented challenges with the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Q&A: Maryland Historical Society

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Q&A: Maryland Historical Society. Maryland Historical Society Continues to Share Vast Historical Collections Despite Constraints of Pandemic. A worldwide pandemic can easily put the stops on any organization, and it is no different for a premier educational institution such as the Maryland Historical Society.

CourseArc Develops Tool that Enables Sharing of Course Content Across Counties and States

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In a time where collaborative virtual learning needs to happen at breakneck speed, CourseArc, a content authoring and management tool, has developed a feature that enables the sharing of course content across counties and states.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

CourseArc Develops Tool that Enables Sharing of Course Content Across Counties and States

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In a time where collaborative virtual learning needs to happen at breakneck speed, CourseArc, a content authoring and management tool, has developed a feature that enables the sharing of course content across counties and states.

Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online

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A New Paradigm. Schools all across the country (and globally) are closed. Administrators and teachers are faced with the daunting task of having to move traditional face-to-face courses online. Students are trying to stay connected with their classmates and their peers. They are seeking (demanding) interactive content that is stimulating and informative. You may be feeling overwhelmed in the wake of what feels like a massive problem that requires enormous effort.

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An Introduction to LTI

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The LTI standard was first released in 2010 replacing the outdated Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standard. Released in 2000, SCORM required the tool or application to be saved in a static downloadable package (.zip zip file) that couldn’t be updated dynamically.

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Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 5

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Step 5: Planning for the Future. Congratulations! Now that you have identified your tools, built basic courses, provided support, and incorporated assessments and feedback, you are on your way to becoming skilled in online development and instruction. The next step is to look towards the future. With so much uncertainty, it is best to be prepared.

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Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 4

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Step 4: Evaluation. After following steps 1 to 3 in your journey, you are now several weeks into teaching online. Your courses are established, resources are in place and communication lines are flowing. The final step to consider is evaluation. Evaluation is necessary to ensure students are meeting learning outcomes and preparing for promotion to the next grade level. In this post, we will talk about various methods of assessment to measure student growth and readiness.

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 3

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Step 3: Ongoing Support. Congratulations! You have successfully launched your lessons online. That was a big feat! The next step is to ensure appropriate support options are prepared. As an educator, students and parents are looking to you as an expert, even if you’ve never taught online. Put yourself in their shoes to determine what support and resources they need. Preparing and sharing resources can help them feel supported even though you aren’t there to help in person.

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Q&A: We Are Marcus

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Q&A: We Are Marcus. We Are Marcus Works to Address Inequities in Education through Mentorship . Christopher C. King, Founder of We Are Marcus. COVID-19 has shed light on a number of issues within our country – with the obvious being major healthcare disparities among different socioeconomic and demographic groups. It has also shed light on major disparities in education. We spoke with Christopher C.

CourseArc Announces Partnership with Griffin-Hammis Associates

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Griffin-Hammis Associates (GHA), a nationally recognized leader in Customized Employment training and technical assistance, announces the upcoming release of its newly revised Certified Business and Technical Assistance Consultant (CBTAC) course.

Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 2

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Step 2: Rapid Development of Online Content . What Will You Teach? At the core of every course is content. Depending on what you teach, this may also include academic standards. Start with the plan of what you intended to teach and go through each lesson. As you look through your materials, ask yourself these questions: . What can be delivered online as-is and where are there gaps for lessons that would have done face-to-face that now needs to change? .

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6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Maryland Historical Society Teams Up with CourseArc to Deliver Free Online Education

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CourseArc, a user-friendly digital content authoring and management platform, and the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) announced today that they have teamed up to deliver free online education courses on the rich history and culture of Maryland through their Historical Investigations Portal. Since 2018, CourseArc has been an invaluable partner to the Maryland Historical Society, supporting the development of their Historical Investigations Portal (HIP).

Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 1

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Step 1: Triage & Planning. By March, the school year is typically well under way. Classroom routines are established and the remainder of the year has been planned out. However, this crisis turned everything upside down. Wait, what? Now the entire remainder of the year’s curriculum has to be taught online? Educators across the nation are reeling, feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to start.

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10 Helpful Resources for Online Course Designers

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If you’ve never created an online course before, you may not be familiar with the term “instructional designer,” but that’s exactly what you’re about to become! Instructional design is the act of creating of educational resources. It’s the functional application of design aspects like color theory, typography, and user experience to the goal of teaching.

How to Help Struggling Adult Learners

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Young students may be open to receiving helpful guidance or critiques from their teachers, but adult learners tend to have a much different perception of their own abilities. (If If you doubt this, think about the last time you received criticism or “guidance” from a manager or peer at work. How did you react?).

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[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

How to Create Effective Test Questions

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Since online learning often separates teachers from learners across time and distance, we rely on evaluations – in the form of tests, quizzes and assessments – to judge each student’s successful comprehension of the content (and to judge how well the course designers presented their information). But what makes a good test question? Is it meant to challenge a student? Should it stump as many students as possible?

Student Performance Analytics: Our Most-Requested New Feature!

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Over the past year, the feature request we’ve heard most from users was the ability to track the progress of online learners. Yes, CourseArc was built to help you create high quality online courses quickly and easily, but how do you know if your students or employees are actually learning? With our latest update, we have solved that issue—you now see exactly where is each learner is on the road to completion as well as detailed scoring information for graded activities.

Customize Your Classroom with Blended Learning

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Every school district, every classroom, every teacher, and every student is different. The needs, expectations, and the methods to meet desired outcomes for each are different. As online learning expands into more districts and classrooms, the education technology fueling the learning experience must be adaptable to each unique setting and user.

Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

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Like any other product or service, online course design and development must be subjected to quality control (QC) standards to ensure that its users’ needs are truly being met. But like other design-driven products, in which subjectivity plays a key role in a course’s development and execution, the quality of eLearning products can sometimes be difficult to evaluate objectively.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

How to Improve Student Retention in eLearning

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Connecting with students can be difficult even in ideal circumstances. Unlike regular classroom-based courses, digital learning poses an additional set of challenges for instructional designers and students alike. Sometimes even the most well-designed courses may not resonate with certain learners.

How Does CourseArc Make Your LMS Even Better?

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With CourseArc, you can make the learning count and keep your students coming back for more online courses with engaging, interactive, and accessible content. If you’d like to see how CourseArc can help you extend the content creation abilities of Moodle, join our webinar with eThink Education where we’ll show users of the Moodle LMS what CourseArc can do. While the lessons we share will be framed in the context of Moodle, our underlying principles can be applied to any LMS.

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The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve

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Is it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time? If your goal is to retain that knowledge and apply it when new situations require it, studies have shown that your best bet is to learn in smaller doses, and repeat key information over time. But why? Doesn’t being exposed to a new fact or a new method automatically embed it in our memory, where we can retrieve it later at will? As it turns out, the answer is a decisive “no,” because that’s not how human brains are wired.

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7 Components of High-Quality Online Content

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Students of today are very different from those in the past. Is education changing to keep up? Probably not fast enough. I was an online student 16 years ago, and sometimes I still see online content that is stuck back in 2003 when the most successful online learners were highly motivated and were able to read to learn. Back then, we read everything in the class, from e-textbooks and lectures to discussion board posts.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Why Accessibility Matters in Online Learning

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Sample Bar Graph that Includes an Accessible, Alternative Version in a Table. Technology is present in every facet of life. It is now common in classrooms of all varieties, placing a responsibility on instructors and administrators to ensure the equitable use of technology. Students at every level of education, from pre-K to graduate and professional studies, present with different abilities and needs.

Video-Based Learning: Engaging Your Audience with Video Content

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A study investigating the effectiveness of two teaching approaches, illustrated text-based versus video-based, concluded the following: “Video-based e Learning is superior to illustrated text-based e Llearning when teaching certain practical skills.”.

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Best Practices for Improving Online Courses Using Student Feedback

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Like art or cooking, instructional design is a process of continual improvement. Rarely satisfied with their creations, instructional designers revise, update, and improve their courses throughout every iteration of their delivery. The goal is to ensure that the next version of a course will offer an even better learning experience for students than the last one did. But to create successively improved iterations of a course, you need know what’s missing or lacking from the current version.

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How Reusable Learning Objects Can Help You Design Online Courses Faster

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Instructional design requires a lot of time, energy and resources to ensure truly remarkable results. That’s why the growing use of Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) can be a great addition to the arsenal of tools available to course developers. These tools can be creatively reused to save time when designing eLearning lessons or creating editable course templates. RLOs 101 – What Are They? An RLO is an instructional design element that can be used for multiple purposes.

Just launched! 2020 Customer Education Benchmarks and Trends Report

Based on a survey of more than 250+ external education teams, Skilljar has compiled this report on current trends including budgets, integrations, team structure, and more. In this report, see how companies across a variety of industries are building, optimizing, and measuring their training programs.