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Theodosis Karageorgakis
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Displaying items by tag: instructional design

According to Purdue University (n.d), an Instructional Designer is a person who ensures that students learn efficiently by creating high quality learning materials that take into account their strengths and weaknesses. It is an interesting and promising field, so the question arises: How can one become Instructional Designer?

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With almost two thousand Moodle plugins out there, which ones should the course creator choose to enhance his/her courses? This article enlists some of the best Moodle plugins you can install in 2020.

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So, you have managed to survive the transition from traditional to online teaching. What happens from now on? Are you planning to continue teaching online because of the possibility of a new lockdown? If the answer to the previous question is positive, then have you thought how to offer better eLearning courses to your students in the future?

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Wednesday, 01 April 2020 14:34

IEUME: An eLearning project developed by us

 

IEUME is a 2-year Erasmus+ KA2 Project that wishes to support, via innovative educational tools, the integration process of people with a migrant background. Such tools will help them gain access to information and a better understanding of some of the most important – and pertinent to them – EU-related issues, including the rights and obligations they have in their host EU states.

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Now that everyone is talking about converting conventional forms of work into eLearning, now that traditional classrooms are seeking to become eLearning classrooms, people have finally realized that work from home is actually a viable form of work! People who work remotely, work as hard as you, pay the same taxes as you, and in most cases are more productive than you. This is because freelancers or professionals who have chosen this path are extremely experienced in this practice as they apply it for years and by recognizing its value, they have been reaping the fruits of their effort for a long time now. But how can somebody who is not experienced enough adapt and survive this situation?

Follow these easy and useful tips that will help you learn how to become a succesful eLearning educator.

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Sunday, 01 March 2020 15:20

Using True/False Variables in E-Learning #271

The challenge

Articulate Storyline's core authoring features (states, layers, and triggers) are the building blocks that make it easy for virtually anyone to create interactive e-learning.

But when you want to create more dynamic and personalized learning experiences, you have to know how to use variables correctly. This week, our challenge was to share an example that demonstrates how true/false variables can be used in e-learning.

It was meant to be part of a project that I have been working on about museums of Cyprus but at the very end I abandoned the 100% mobile approach I am using here, to a universal 1920 x 1080 one. So without further ado, here is  my example that demonstrates how true/false variables can be used

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Saturday, 18 January 2020 18:13

Tooltips as Microinteractions in eLearning #265

 

This week’s elearning heroes challenge is about Using Tooltips as Microinteractions in eLearning. Tooltips are a popular microinteraction that can enhance your learner’s course experience. Tooltips can be text-based or include multimedia, hyperlinks, and performance support material. In this week's challenge, we're looking for creative ways to use tooltips in e-learning.

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Motivation is a critical factor in the success of learning. When motivation weakens, learning ceases (Gee, 2003). Planning activities that emphasize students' motivation are able to offer ways to bridge their lack of interest, increase their involvement and ultimately foster learning in the subject area. How can the ARCS motivation model help instructional designers create more fun and engaging learning activities for the learners? 

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 07:42

What is a "Storyboard"?

Those who design and develop educational applications have undoubtedly come across the term "Storyboard", a vague and obscure term. So what is a Storyboard?

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Friday, 26 July 2019 09:05

E-learning challenge #242

Ask a group of course designers we know how to make e-learning more engaging by using images, videos, and animations more effectively. The visuals and interactive elements are really good places to start. But there’s another element that’s often overlooked: audio.

E-learning audio is more than voice-over narration. Audio includes audio interviews, ambient sounds, natural sound effects, and background music. Used effectively, these can help draw in learners, focus their attention, and fuel their imaginations. And that's what E-learning heroes community weekly challenge is all about!

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