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.

18 10, 2019

4 Reasons Why A Pass is Unique

2019-10-18T17:35:27-05:00 October 18th, 2019|content development, Course Creation, Curriculum Development, vendor|0 Comments

We are proud to be celebrating our 10th birthday this month! So, what makes us unique? Here are 4 reasons why we are able to offer you high-quality content development services. 1) Nimbleness and Flexibility Nimbleness and flexibility allow us to scale up or down as needed to fit into your development process or take on an entire project start to finish. We select the perfect mix of experts to meet your content development needs. We respond quickly and accurately to direction and feedback. Some of the ways we can partner with you are to provide: Item writing services Copyediting and proofreading Instructional design assistance eLearning course development Full-service content development Subject matter experts to partner with your team Roles you need help with (writers, editors, artistic/production folks, etc.) 2) Proprietary Processes Our tried and tested processes and systems ensure on-time delivery of high-quality work. We start with an intensive needs analysis in order to fully understand your needs and specifications. Next, we create custom solutions that lay the foundation for future success. We will help you [...]

19 06, 2019

Creating Authentic Learning Experiences Part 2: Developing Authentic Learning Experiences

2019-07-09T16:35:07-05:00 June 19th, 2019|Course Writers, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Planning, Educational Content, Instructional Design, Interactive Learning|0 Comments

This is the second installment in a four-part blog series on authentic learning. We’ll explore what the environments look like that facilitate authentic learning and how to create them.   The first blog explored what authentic learning is and how it can better facilitate student learning. Authentic learning bridges the gap between the classroom and the real world. This creates a concrete connection for students and better equips them to apply what they are learning. Students absorb new material, put it into practice with hands-on activities, and connect it to something they already know. The ultimate goal of authentic learning is to increase student engagement. The Current Problem Implementing this approach requires the right environment. Recent studies have shown the breakdown in traditional classroom settings. Part of the problem is the delivery method used in many classrooms. Often, the instructor talks the information at students. This method does not allow for deeper learning experiences. Authentic learning is the way to create those experiences. What does such an environment look like? 10 Characteristics of Authentic [...]

16 01, 2019

4 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Creating a Computer Science Curriculum

2019-05-09T16:57:54-05:00 January 16th, 2019|Course Writers, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Planning|0 Comments

Computer science is a vast field, and it’s in constant flux.  Computers and programming conventions will almost certainly change radically over the next 10 years.  Today’s innovative ideas will soon become industry norms. It’s not easy to design a curriculum for such a dynamic field.  Some computer curricula fail because they succumb to one or more of these four common pitfalls. Focusing on exciting innovations versus fundamentals.  It may be tempting to try to engage students with the most exciting new technologies.  The reality, however, is that “new” technology may be outdated within just a year or two.  Meanwhile, however, every student will need to understand the fundamentals of computer science in order to excel. Trying to teach everything to every student.  Computer science is a large and growing field, with a wide range of different specialties and applications.  Content development for a computer science curriculum should include segments focusing on a wide range of topics.  Possibilities range from programming to networking to graphics. Curricula should not, however, stress one element over all others.  Students will [...]