5 09, 2018

Should You Revamp Your Legacy Courses?

By | 2018-09-05T14:22:25+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Educational Content, eLearning|0 Comments

They may be technologically obsolete, but legacy courses contain riches you don’t want to leave behind in your eLearning development plans. New courses are ready to emerge from all those assets! If you transform rather than transfer legacy content, you can leverage those riches. Think personalized content, reusable assets, easily managed updates, participatory content creation. Translation: time savings, cost savings, and the educational benefits of a flexible, immersive, and interactive experience for the generation of students that are now demanding it. Here are some rationales on making the yes/no conversion call for your eLearning legacy courses. Select Your Courses Target high quality, high demand legacy courses for your initial conversions. Doing this, it offers the potential for maximizing returns on your eLearning development by mining the best from the best. Example: You have a course series no one has accessed recently written by a nationally recognized expert. Find out why. Lack of accessibility on mobile devices? Content outdated in places? Conversion can take care of both. If the courses are sound and in demand, put them [...]

22 08, 2018

Factors Affecting the Cost of eLearning

By | 2018-08-23T15:09:31+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|eLearning, Instructional Design|0 Comments

So, you are thinking about taking the plunge into eLearning development, but where do you begin? There are so many options out there. In this technological age we have so much information available to us, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Finding the perfect balance of cost and content can be difficult, especially if you are new to the eLearning environment. There are three big factors to consider when examining the costs of eLearning. 1. Instructional Design Instructional design is the process through which learning products or experiences are designed, developed, and delivered to educators and students. There are three basic needs to take into account for any instructional design project: Resources Content Structure Resources include not only personnel, such as subject matter experts, but your time and energy as well. It takes a village to create a suitable learning environment. Finding the appropriate personnel can be expensive and time consuming. Content is often the costliest element of eLearning development, as it is both the most time-consuming element and requires the most personnel. The more content [...]

27 06, 2018

eLearning Production That Generates Great Courses

By | 2018-06-28T20:35:11+00:00 June 27th, 2018|course design, education, Educational Content, eLearning, Instructional Design|0 Comments

Creating an eLearning course can be a fun and rewarding project. A well-built eLearning course can produce essential performance outcomes and learning objectives for the intended learner. There are important aspects associated with eLearning production that begin with idea generation and end with the course as a final product. One of the most important goals in developing an eLearning course is determining the course’s main purpose and overall focus. This can seem challenging at first, but a well thought out purpose and focus will set the foundation for the rest of the development process. The technology architecture is a process of eLearning production and helps ensure that the design is effective while providing a framework for development. The technology architecture process is the framework A Pass utilizes for successful eLearning course design, development, and implementation. A critical piece in early development is the proper selection of User Interface (UI) templates. The template of an eLearning course is the basis from which further development can occur; it ensures the course is relevant and easy to build upon. [...]

20 02, 2018

Celebrate Digital Learning Day with A Pass!

By | 2018-06-18T20:04:35+00:00 February 20th, 2018|digital content, eLearning|0 Comments

On February 22, 2018, A Pass Educational Group, LLC joins thousands of districts, schools, classrooms, learners, teachers, and instructional technology professionals in celebrating National Digital Learning Day. Established in 2012, Digital Learning Day celebrates the strength and capacity of digital technology in learning. Let’s all embrace this important day to highlight and celebrate innovative teaching, robust instructional resources, and the ability for digital learning to provide personalized and stimulating learning for all students. In honor of this day, A Pass would like to point all educators to our superb free library of resources. This collection of materials contains a plethora of resources including course development samples, assessment writing ideas, lesson plans, Open Educational Resources (OERs), webinars, and more. Additionally, we think you will enjoy our weekly informative Education Blog. About A Pass Educational Group, LLC Established in 2009, the A Pass team is very proud of our reputation for delivering high-quality instructional materials on time, at specs, and within budget. You will find that A Pass is responsive, friendly, and easy to work with. We are [...]

14 12, 2017

4 Things to Consider When Developing Higher-ed eLearning Content

By | 2018-06-20T22:16:57+00:00 December 14th, 2017|adult learners, Curriculum Development, eLearning, higher education|0 Comments

Whether termed distance education, online learning, web-based instruction, or eLearning, college and university enrollment in web-based courses shows no sign of slowing. The Digital Learning Compass: Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017 finds that over six million higher-education students are taking at least one online course, accounting for about 30% of all college-level course enrollments. To meet the demand and challenge of providing quality eLearning experiences for students, institutions must practice sound instructional design when creating each online course. Effective eLearning is centered on many of the same instructional design principles as traditional learning, with some minor enhancements for the digital environment. Four elements are especially important when developing eLearning for higher education. 1. Course Design Design eLearning courses with the learner in mind. Begin by “chunking” content into small segments such as learning units, and make sure your course has a consistent layout and is easy to navigate. Materials in your course should be engaging. Use audio and video to reach various learning styles and engage all types of learners. Use tools in the Learning Management [...]