Contemporary students are looking for alternative learning deliveries that meet their individual needs when selecting a program or college.  Developers of elearning environments need to be able design elearning environments that meet a wide variety of student preferences and needs. This group is for educators who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 


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Characteristics of Quality Online Courses | Origin: EL101 | New comment by Jennifer Burkhart

There are 4 major steps in providing a sucessful online class. Structral Integrity, Navigational Ease, Active learning, and Intellectual Interaction.  You want to have a rational format, So you...

Media Strategies & Instructional Systems Design (ISD) | Origin: EL101 | New comment by Ashley Slaughter

Encouraging peer feedback can be a very useful tool. With the use of an instructor-designed rubric, students can evaluate the work of others and have theirs evaluated as well. Then the students can...

Course Components | Origin: EL101 | New comment by Ashley Slaughter

One thing that really stuck out to me was " Immediate feedback allows students to correct their thought process before it becomes ingrained." As an instructor with a few years of expereince, I...

Learning Activities | Origin: EL101 | New comment by Ashley Slaughter

Teaching in the online environment varies more than on ground in more ways than just no face to face contact. Communication varies within this relationship between students and instructors. Use of...

Characteristics of Quality Online Courses | Origin: EL101 | New comment by Ashley Slaughter

"The ease with which learners can locate, access, and use information in a course is usually referred to as navigational simplicity. Navigational simplicity is achieved by using links to help...

Communication and Trades | Origin: EL121 | New comment by Ashley Slaughter

Communication is key to success. Often times, students and instructors lack communication skills necessary to convey important information when in the online environment. It is imperative that the...

Why Integrated Learning Matters | Origin: EL121 | New comment by Ashley Slaughter

While learning the hands on skills is valuable, it is also important for students to learn how to be active and engaged in other aspects of their trade. Learning through the use of technology can be...

Learning Trades Online | Origin: EL121 | New comment by Ashley Slaughter

"The ability to apply what is learned in a meaningful and relevant context demonstrates what exactly has been learned. It also provides students with an opportunity to think about new possibilities...

Learning Skills Online | Origin: EL121 | New comment by Ashley Slaughter

Many times, students don’t ask questions because they really don’t understand the reasoning behind what they are learning. One of the biggest complaints that I have heard from students is...

Synchronous versus Asynchronous e-Learning | Origin: EL116 | New comment by Michael Wingert

I've learned that asynchronous learning is comparable to content-based task completion (applicable to a workplace environment for example). This can be a helpful way of being relatable to students in...