Addressing Project Risks

Posted by Rhonda DeYoung September 18, 2013

When it comes to risks, project level is best to start at the lowest level and then work your way up to solve the problem. When working a risk at an institutional level, you may end up with too many resources and including a task committee that can make the project last longer with too many people involved. Once identified, communicate with your team and work on elemitating the risk. There are a lot of software out there to help with project management so check out Free PM software.

Engaging eLearning

Posted by Rhonda DeYoung August 09, 2013

Instructional technology researchers have shown that various features in eLearning courses that engage learners, helping them learn include discussion boards, chat rooms, tutorials, drills, simulations, game, blogging and open-ended environments. Gaining and sustaining learner attention and keeping is crucial for learner experiences. Discovering which methodology aligns with learner needs and content will make the eLearning process much easier. Read this article on gaining attention.

Emotional Intelligence

Posted by Rhonda DeYoung July 26, 2013

Recognizing our own and others emotions, know what they mean; know how to control and communicate ones feelings is the definition of emotional intelligence. In a work environment, the ability of leaders to connect with their staff and create healthy, productive relationships is how projects are completed on time and within budget, following scope. Developing high emotional intelligence promotes team growth, and skills development to complete tasks and goals. There are many books that teach how to grow emotional intelligence.

Scenario Based Feedback in eLearning

Posted by Rhonda DeYoung - June 23, 2013

In Storyline, you can create very specific feedback based on previous answers. There are many ways to do this, one way is to apply branching, but you could also use other methods of customizing the feedback & learning path... for example you could display different slide layers, or different object states of an image or text box, depending on how a learner has answered a particular question.

Free Online Project Management Tool

Posted by: Rhonda DeYoung - May 18, 2013

Collaborate online with your team and track your tasks, hold meetings and ensure you get you project completed on time, in budget, creating exactly what you set out to do. There are many free online PM tools, check out Wiggio before you start your next project.

EdWebs Using Dreamweaver Templates

Posted by: Rhonda DeYoung - April 17, 2013

Dreamweaver’s templates are great for creating educational websites. Choose one with side navigation and start building. Dreamweaver Templates

  • Label each of the navigation tabs after each of the lesson titles you plan to use
  • Insert your learning content in the body of each page
  • Add your advanced organizer on each page
  • Include quizzes with each lesson or at the end of the unit
  • With Dreamweaver templates, you can spend more time on content then in web design.


Free Screen Casting Tool

Posted by: Rhonda DeYoung - March 4, 2013

TechSmith has a screen-casting tool that is both easy to use and free. Jing allows you to capture 5 minutes worth of screen time along with voiceover. Use the saved file as a tutorial on filling out documents, software demonstrations or procedure outlines. Check out Jing.

Inexpensive Video Editing

Posted by: Rhonda DeYoung - February 18, 2013

Pinnacle is an inexpensive video editing tool with many features. Simple to use as Moviemaker with richer abilities for creating educational videos. Record employees doing there manual tasks properly and with the editing capabilities of Pinnacle, make a safety video. You can remove the video’s audio and record a voice over to add to the movie. Then save to the web, a local server or embed in a website. You can send the movie in an email to employees. Visit their site for pricing at Pinnacle.

Smooth Webinars

Posted by: Rhonda DeYoung - January 7, 2013

A Webinar allows for a virtual meeting with people who are in different location on the web. Adobe connect, WebEx and GoToMeeting all are tools that allow you to host a Webinar. The goal is to allow for screen sharing and live chat or audio conversation. Clink on the links below to learn more about creating a webinar. Planning and Promoting a Webinar :

Why not use a Survey?

Posted by: Rhonda DeYoung - December 8, 2012

When creating eLearning, conducting a meaningful survey can save time with final design. They feature easy navigation, ability to use built in answers or create your own email, link or embedded survey that is easy to create and deliver. Ask about the look of your eLearning design, the organization of content or learn about your audience. Any tool that helps you in the design process is necessary, but best of all; this site is free, after creating an account. Use online surveys to gather information about your learners, trainers or others involved in learning projects. Use a survey online for assessment of either the student’s knowledge or the learning material. Online surveys are quick to create and many sites are free. Try kwiksurveys for a convenient tool when creating your next survey, quiz or informative evaluation.

Technical Writing Tips

Posted by: Rhonda DeYoung - November 5, 2012

Writing clear and concise content is an important skill in technical writing. Communicating detailed, complex and specialized for instruction to lay people or new/non users is an acquired skill. Analyzing your audience will allow you to know how to write your material. Breaking down processes into smaller chucks help learners stay focused. Make your style consistent along with your formatting allows for smooth understanding. A powerful source for technical writing tools.

Curriculum Mapping

Posted by Rhonda DeYoung - October 18, 2012

Curriculum mapping is a layer of steps to document, review, and revise curriculum. Utilizing templates or worksheets in a curriculum map to draw out information regarding the essence of a given curriculum. Then review based on adhering to regulations or standards and relationship among courses or other learning experiences within a program. Break down the course modules along with the experiences and the learning objectives showing flow. Include assessments per objectives and criteria. The piont is show what all goes into the cours and spell out learning goal and the evidence for learning. Directions on creating a curriculum map template.