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. 

Breaking Down Barriers: How UDL Transforms the Learning Experience

Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, provides a framework for instructors—whether its higher education, K-12 or even corporate learning—that removes potential learning barriers for all learners, including those who experience learning differences and those with learning disabilities. In comparison to individualized accommodations, UDL anticipates what works best for a variety of students and intentionally integrates that throughout the course, reaching a larger portion of students. With UDL, authentic learning takes place, permitting learners to uniquely engage with educational content with multiple opportunities to respond and express their evidence of learning. Read on to learn more.

Text-to-Speech Basics: What Is TTS and Who Uses It?

In this guest post by ReadSpeaker, you'll learn the meaning of standard text to speech (TTS) and about some of the populations who benefit from TTS. You'll learn a few ways businesses can leverage voice technology to achieve mission-critical goals. You'll also learn the history of this continually developing field.

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.

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