15 01, 2020

5 Steps to Effective Curriculum Planning

2019-12-31T00:36:16-05:00 January 15th, 2020|Course Creation, course design, curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Planning|0 Comments

Computerized Adaptive Testing is a form of computerized testing that adapts based on the answers provided by the test-taker.

8 01, 2020

Instructional Designer vs. Content Writer: What’s the Difference?

2019-12-30T20:42:29-05:00 January 8th, 2020|content development, Course Creation, course design, Course Writers, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design|0 Comments

Two different course creation specialists offer multiple advantages.

26 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Computerized Adaptive Testing

2019-12-23T23:11:50-05:00 December 26th, 2019|Course Creation, course design, curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Planning|0 Comments

Computerized Adaptive Testing is a form of computerized testing that adapts based on the answers provided by the test-taker.

18 12, 2019

Our Top 5 Content Development Articles of 2019

2019-12-18T13:08:26-05:00 December 18th, 2019|Course Creation, course design, curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Planning|0 Comments

As we get ready to welcome 2020, we thought it would be a great idea to recap 2019 with our top 5 articles written this year.

11 12, 2019

Top 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Computer Science Curriculum

2019-12-11T16:12:32-05:00 December 11th, 2019|Course Creation, course design, curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Planning|0 Comments

Without a doubt, creating a computer science curriculum can be a bit challenging. There are a ton of variables and plenty of room for mistakes.

4 09, 2019

How to Make a Content Vendor Partnership Work for You

2019-09-04T09:05:48-05:00 September 4th, 2019|content development, Course Creation, course design, vendor|0 Comments

  Partnering with a content vendor offers you several benefits.  Whether you need lesson planning, micro-credentialing, item writing, or full course development, you can benefit from outsourcing your project. Some vendors even offer customization to suit your specific project needs. In such instances, the development options are endless! Below are several ways how you can make a content vendor partnership work for you.   Large number of contractors With content vendors such as A Pass, we have access to a large number of contractors with diverse specialities. This provides you with a workforce that is ready to tackle any project on nearly any timeline.   A successful vendor-client partnership accurately conveys project specifications and ensures development meets your needs. Download this free article, The Key to Successful Client Vendor Relationships Experienced subject matter experts In a large pool of contractors, you will find workers with varying backgrounds. Each contractor will bring their own expertise to the course development. A vendor has experience working with different industries and will pair contractors with the right backgrounds to your course development. [...]

31 07, 2019

Improving the ID/SME Partnership for Effective Online Course Design

2019-08-07T09:48:34-05:00 July 31st, 2019|course design, eLearning, Instructional Design, subject matter expert|0 Comments

Most colleges are creating online courses that serve the learners’ needs for flexibility and convenience. A positive partnership between an instructional designer, or ID, and a subject matter expert, or SME, can lead to a dynamic online course. It’s all about teamwork!  Are you facing challenges, such as limited resources and time constraints to create an online course? What about faculty buy-in? Developing an online course involves more than moving textbook content to slides. It also involves understanding how to engage a learner online. Sometimes faculty don’t understand the role and contribution of an instructional designer. IDs work with SMEs to create engaging and interactive online courses. But, most importantly, it is the SMEs who have the expertise to bring meaning to it. Therefore, partnering a SME with an ID will result in an effective and engaging online course that serves the learner.  Here are some best practices that will ensure a successful partnership:  Create a good match  Partnering a SME with an ID who has expertise in the same area will strengthen the partnership. They [...]

24 07, 2019

3 High-Impact Openers for a High School eLearning Course

2019-08-07T09:38:36-05:00 July 24th, 2019|content development, course design, eLearning|0 Comments

Online learning is not only popular for college courses, it's an equally important part of high school learning. A critical part of developing an engaging eLearning course is to understand what motivates the learner; in this case it is the high school student.  We can describe a high school student's learning profile using these 6 characteristics. Critical thinker Goal setter Engages in self-reflection Prefers active over passive learning Highly curious thinker Seeks connections The first goal of the beginning of an eLearning course is to grab the learner's attention. If the learner is initially hooked, it’s easier to keep their attention.  Here are 3 ways to trigger your high school student’s attention.   Download the infographic, 8 Factors that Lead to an Engaging eLearning Course 1. Increase interactivity in eLearning To spark your student’s interest, incorporate interactive elements that will help them drive their learning. Instead of having a slide progress automatically, include a feature that will allow students to drag, drop, and hover. This will trigger your student to stay alert and involved in the [...]