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Best Practices for Designing the Storyboard for e-learning Courses

Before you start creating a storyboard for your e-learning course, you should do a thorough training needs analysis to determine the learning objectives for your e-learning course. Then, you should develop the design document. After the design document is created, develop the storyboard for the course. You should create a storyboard in order to plan...
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New Learning Technologies: Enhanced Access or New Digital Divide

In the 1990s, when computer use was expanding rapidly in both homes and schools, concern arose about the digital divide, the unequal access to technology between people in higher and lower socioeconomic classes. This was particularly a problem for education, as students in affluent schools had much greater access to new technologies than students in...
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History of Learning Management Systems

The goal of making education easier, better and faster through automation has been around for decades. Beginning in the early 20th century with a rudimentary device that resembled a typewriter through today’s sophisticated cloud-based systems, the history of Learning Management Systems has been evolutionary. This evolutionary history has been closely tied to the development of...
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LMS and LCMS Comparison Sheet

Let’s face the facts; the world of employee training and development is evolving rapidly. The tools that are available for meeting the training needs of our workforce are becoming more complex. At the same time, the lines between these different training tools are blurring. In order to understand the best way to use what’s available,...
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Open Educational Resources: revolutionizing traditional education and elearning

Along with the incredible rise in e-learning over the past few years, there has been a movement toward the use of open content, or Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are pedagogical materials, including textbooks, videos, worksheets, games, simulations, and even full courses, that are available for anyone to use.   These materials are free of...
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10 Reasons Why a SaaS LMS is the Most Cost-Effective Choice

The past few years of economic hardship have driven most companies to cut expenses wherever they can. Finding efficiencies has become a way for organizations to maintain their competitiveness, while still retaining their valuable workforce. But in order to develop and keep top-tier employees, companies must continue to provide the most current training. Job skills...
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Secrets of Course Learning Management System

Many businesses and schools use a learning management system for some aspect of course delivery or student assessment without utilizing many of the system’s features. When used to its fullest advantage, a course Learning Management System can transform the way that students learn and streamline many of an instructor’s tasks. Anywhere, Anytime Learning Online courses...
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The Role of Social Media in Online Learning

In the early 2000s, when Friendster and MySpace were introduced, these social networking tools were seen as the domain of young people – students who wanted to chat with their friends and to share music and other forms of entertainment. To say that since then social media has gone mainstream is a vast understatement. Today...
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Top 5 LMS Strategies for Corporate Training and Learning

Learning Management System (LMS) solutions will account for $1.9 billion in corporate spending in 2013, according to research firm Bersin by Deloitte. In order to get full value for their training investments, corporations need to be mindful of how they conduct their LMS deployment. If you’re responsible for corporate training and learning, here are five...
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The Answer Guide to Cloud-Based LMS Platforms

Just a few short years ago, there was no alternative to an in-house Learning Management System. Companies that wanted to effectively manage their employee training programs were forced to purchase the servers, storage devices and software to run a licensed LMS package. And let’s not forget the expense of an IT staff that is needed...
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