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Creating Compelling Courses

The boom in the use of technology for learning at all levels has allowed instructional designers to more successfully tailor learning opportunities, so students can grab the reins of their own learning despite the pressure of having to pass standards-aligned assessments.

Instructional Design & New Classroom

The concept of “classroom” is going through a revolution in front of our eyes. The digital revolution and the proliferation of varied and easily accessible online content us moving the classroom from its bricks-and-mortar origins toward a more flexible and creative future.

Personalized Learning

For generations, personalized learning mostly involved making adjustments for students who needed extra help to learn the curriculum. Depending on their needs and abilities, students might skip grades, be assigned extra help, study from audio versions of textbooks, or have testing accommodations.

Supporting Active Learners

At the K-12 level, there has been steady growth in school districts using student-centered teaching techniques that are often technology-enhanced. This growth is mirrored in higher learning, and is finding its greatest use in adult education for corporate, professional, and technical settings.

Trends in Instructional Design

Despite the whiz-bang nature of new technology and strategies, sometimes the most effective learning is achieved through time-honored techniques. Good instructional designers take elements of all styles to meet the needs of the various stakeholders in the education process.

Using Assessment in E-Learning

E-learning assessments have two primary purposes (as do any assessments): to help the manager or instructor identify how well learners have understood the course content, and to help learners consolidate and expand their own knowledge and track their learning progress.