Standardized LMS Navigation for Student Success

By Anne-Marie Fiore, Ed.D. There’s something cathartic about commiserating in unpleasant shared experiences. Like that time you were looking over the courses in your LMS and realized that they had no standardized navigation. Maybe, that’s the reason for the uptick of emails from lost and confused students. You felt like a terrible, horrible, no good LMS…

Technology

What Is the Impact of Technology on Traditional Higher Education?

If you work in higher education or a related field you’ve almost certainly witnessed the impact of technology. In fact, technology has played a specific role in shifting learning models from instructor-focused to student-focused approaches. Several specific areas of technology are changing how students at the university level learn and interact both on and off…

Demystifying Online Program Management

Online program management is perhaps one of the hottest topics in higher education technology today, but it’s also somewhat poorly understood. The term Online Program Management, OPM, can be used to describe the process, technology and providers associated with web-based higher education delivery.    This analysis uses industry analyst Phil Hill’s definition: “organizations (mostly for-profit companies, but…

Online Recruiting

5 Keys to Recruiting the Right Students for Your Online Learning Program

Today, online learning is becoming more popular than ever before, and rightfully so. Recent studies have shown that students engaged in e-learning learn five times more material than their peers, without increasing their training time. Despite its effectiveness, however, it can be difficult to figure out how to attract the right type of students to…

Digital Learning Tools

Digital Storytelling: Tell the Same Stories in New Ways with These 5 Digital Learning Tools

Educators aren’t just teachers and mentors. They are also storytellers — professionals who communicate ideas and open up new worlds, just like classic fiction authors. From small seminar rooms to large lecture halls, educators weave storybook narratives into their programs. They elicit emotion. They invoke passion. They change the lives of their students. Now, with…