How to Create Effective Test Questions

Since online learning often separates teachers from learners across time and distance, we rely on evaluations – in the form of tests, quizzes and assessments – to judge each student's successful comprehension of the content (and to judge how well the course designers presented their information). But what makes a good test question? Is it [...]

Best Practices for Improving Online Courses Using Student Feedback

We offer 4 tips for getting the most useful feedback from your students, and 4 more tips for using that feedback to continually improve your online courses.

2017-02-07T18:47:11-05:00February 8th, 2017|Instructional Design, Online Learning|0 Comments

Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

Here are some best practices to help you integrate quality control standards into your digital course design and delivery.

Comparing Video Hosting, Transcribing, and Captioning Tools

We consider the pros and cons of some of the most popular video hosting, transcribing, and captioning services for online courses.

How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better

See how Gagné's Nine Events of Instruction can help instructional designers create courses and training that are optimally designed to meet their learners' needs.

2021-07-09T08:53:18-04:00December 28th, 2016|Instructional Design, Online Learning|2 Comments

Designing Online Courses for Different Learning Preferences

How can instructional designers serve students' different learning preferences while creating standardized courses? Here's one approach that offers the best of both worlds.

2021-07-09T09:22:14-04:00December 21st, 2016|Instructional Design, Online Learning|0 Comments

How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners

Learning in a new environment can be difficult. These tips will help instructional designers develop a new student orientation process to ensure the success of first-time eLearners.

How to Improve Learning Retention with Contextual Feedback

For students to benefit the most from online courses, instructional designers should include appropriate contextual and corrective feedback. Here are some examples of feedback that works.