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Interactive e-Learning Demos on Commodities Trading December 30, 2006

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Here is my pick of the day.

The following Web site has a number of interactive e-Learning demos that highlight the benefits of trading on NCDEX, procedures involved to become a member, and opportunities of trading in various commodities .

http://203.197.56.48/

Please do visit it! (You need to register before viewing the demos.)

Interactive e-Learning Demos for Kids December 29, 2006

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Here is my pick of the day.

The following Web site offers free, best-in-class courseware in Maths, Science, Reading, Keyboarding, English, health, and life skills. It builds a community for educators and parents to share innovations and insights in childhood education.

http://www.e-learningforkids.org/

Please do visit!

Interactive Web Site on Mughal India December 27, 2006

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Here is my pick of the day.

I would like to share with a Web site that enables the learner to take a tour of the Taj Mahal, explore the methods of miniature painting, and delve into a Mughal coin cabinet. All the aforementioned activities can be done by clicking the interactive elements in the room. Here is the URL:

http://www.mughalindia.co.uk/

Please do visit it!

Interactive Educational Games and Activities December 26, 2006

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Here is my pick of the day.

The following Web site has a plenty of fascinating educational games and activities.

http://edheads.org/

Please do visit it!

Top 100 Education Blogs December 26, 2006

Posted by elearningtyro in Instructional Design, Useful Resources.
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Online Education Database (OEDb) has released a list of top 100 education blogs. You can view the list by clicking the following URL:

http://oedb.org/library/features/top-100-education-blogs

Elements in the e-Learning Course Template December 25, 2006

Posted by elearningtyro in Instructional Design, Template Design, Useful Resources.
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Here is a list of elements that shall be included in the e-Learning course template.

  • Header or session title: It should display the session name.
  • Frame title: It should display the frame title.
  • Pagination information: It should provide information on the current frame number and the total number of frames in the session.
  • Glossary button: It should provide the list of terms, definitions, and relevant description.
  • Help button: It should provide assistance in operating and navigating through the session.
  • Exit button: It should enable the learner to exit the session. It is appreciable to include a dialog box with an instruction like “Are you sure you want to exit?” when the exit button is clicked.
  • Slider bar: It should enable the learner to navigate the frame contents either forward or backward.
  • Audio ON or OFF button: It should enable the learner to play or mute the audio.
  • Audio transcript button: It should display the contents read in the audio.
  • Previous button: It should navigate to the previous frame.
  • Next button: It should navigate to the next frame.
  • Play or pause button: It should enable the learner to play or pause the execution of a frame.
  • Template instruction bar: It should provide information on the template navigation instruction (for example, ‘Click Next to proceed‘, ‘Click Exit to exit the session‘, ‘Follow the instructions in OST‘, and so on) or the status of frame execution (for example, ‘Frame execution in progress‘) to the learner.
  • Notes button: It should display a scribbling pad. The learner can type his or her notes, save, and print the same.
  • Search button: It should enable the learner to search for his or her required terms and explanation.
  • References or learning aids button: It should display all the reference materials and other learning aids related to the session.
  • FAQ button: It should display the session’s frequently asked questions and their respective answers.

The aforementioned elements are some of the frequently used elements in the e-Learning course template. You can choose the elements based on the target audience and your client’s requirements. I will update this post if I acquire any additional information. Hence, I suggest you to visit this post frequently.

Tips for Developing the Course Design Strategy Document December 21, 2006

Posted by elearningtyro in Instructional Design, Useful Resources.
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Let me share my knowledge on developing the course design strategy document.

The course design strategy document is developed before developing the storyboard and it gives an overall idea on the strategies to be incorporated in the courseware. Strategies here corresponds to both the instructional design and graphic strategies. It will be useful for both the client as well as the e-Learning team, which develops the courseware.

I suggest you can consider the following attributes or parameters or details for developing an efficient course design strategy document.

  • Client name
  • Course name
  • Course objective
  • Course complexity level (in terms of Bloom’s Taxonomy)
  • Course language
  • Target audience
  • Instructional strategies
  • Graphic strategies
  • Course flow

Let me emphasize the key instructional and graphic strategies to be populated into the course design strategy document.

Instructional strategies

Instructional strategies shall include the following details:

  • Instructional theory to be adopted in the courseware
  • Inclusion of the course guide (if planned)
  • Usage of interactivities, such as roll over, point and click, select an option, text entry, drag and drop, and tool tip
  • Assessment types with details, such as where the questions will come into existence  (within the content frames, after the content frames, as a separate module, and so on)

Graphic strategies

Graphic strategies shall include the following details:

  • Level of graphics, such as 2-D or 3-D, screen grabs, and animations
  • Inclusion of audio with details on the gender of voice
  • Navigation details (linear or non linear navigation)

Note

It is better if you could include the reasons for incorporating the aforementioned instructional and graphic strategies.

Hope the aforementioned tips for developing the course design strategy document are sufficient for a novice. However, I will update this post if I acquire any additional information.

My Favourite Groups or Forums on e-Learning December 20, 2006

Posted by elearningtyro in e-Learning Groups or Forums, Instructional Design, Useful Resources.
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Here are my favourite groups or forums on e-Learning and Instructional Design. I will keep you updated with my favourite groups or forums through this post. Hence, I suggest you to view this post frequently.

Welcome! December 14, 2006

Posted by elearningtyro in About this blog.
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Dear world,

Welcome to my blog! I am very much passionate in sharing the knowledge I acquire through my career life. I have dedicated this blog to share the world with any useful information I acquire on e-Learning. Hope you will gain useful information through it. Cheers and feel free to mail me at elearningtyro@gmail.com

Regards,

elearningtyro