Plain Language for Course Creators: Enhancing Clarity and Engagement

In the fast-paced world of online learning, clear communication is crucial for course creators. Learners often have limited time to spend on training, so when they engage with courses, the experience needs to be straightforward and easy to navigate. In this article, we explore how training materials can be revised using plain language to improve the learning experience.

Q&A: Low Country Virtual

Low Country Virtual is a tuition-free, full-time, online public school program for students in elementary and middle school grades in South Carolina. We recently chatted with Meaghan Barber, Director of Low Country Virtual, about how the organization got started.

Q&A: Northampton Community College

Northampton Community College is well known for their innovative programs, outstanding faculty and student achievements. With one of the largest scholarship programs in Pennsylvania, Northampton Community College serves as one of the most affordable premier educational institutions in the Pennsylvania region. 

Accessibility Matters: The Fundamentals of Achieving Accessible Content

Accessibility goes beyond ensuring that our buildings, roads and walkways are safe and usable for as many people regardless of ability. It also extends to our digital spaces – websites, online courses, social media, apps, etc. – to ensure that information and activities are sensible, meaningful, and usable for as many people as possible. Just like a website, documents are also required to meet accessibility standards.

Q&A: Wellness for Educators

Stress, burnout, and mental health concerns are all issues that many educators across the U.S. have faced. COVID amplified these issues even more. Wellness for Educators works to support educators through whole-school, research-based, trauma- and equity-informed, somatic (mind-body) education, practices, and strategies for mental, physical, social, and emotional health and wellbeing.

A Few of our Favorite CourseArc Features

CourseArc’s curated features are devised by real content creators and are routinely expanded upon through collaboration and feedback from clients and experts in the field. We asked our Professional Services team (who are also avid users of the CourseArc platform, themselves) to narrow down some of their favorites and this is what we got!

Why Accessibility-First Will Always Be Our Focus

CourseArc’s founding story centers on creating better lifelong learning opportunities for all and removing barriers so everyone can learn. We saw firsthand the limitations that many products on the market had—especially when it came to accessibility—and worked to build a course authoring tool that would address that. That drive to create accessible online course content has remained at the forefront of everything we do.

Employee Buy-In for New Technology Adoption

It doesn’t matter how large or small your organization is, digital transformation projects – whether updating old technologies or adopting new ones – have a 70% chance of failure. With the hefty investments that some technologies require, organizations cannot afford to have their new initiatives fail. We share 4 tips on how organizations can ensure that their digital transformation and new technology is a success.

Creating Better Content with Lessons Learned from Brain Research

The brain is arguably one of the most complex organs of the body, and one we still do not fully understand. While we do know that it weighs 3 pounds, and brain information can travel up to 268 miles per hour (the equivalent of the speed of a Bugatti Veyron, the world’s fastest car), there is still so much about the brain we don’t know. That’s why continued research is incredibly important for various reasons—from medical and technological advancements to informing how we learn.

Traits of Adult Learners

Working with adult learners comes with a lot of perks. They’re savvy, motivated learners who have specific goals in mind and they bring valuable personal experience that instructors can leverage to create engaging learning experiences. There are four key traits of adult learners that are important to keep in mind to build a comfortable, supportive learning environment that they’ll appreciate.

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