10 eLearning Commandments

The Ten eLearning Commandments [Infographic] Posted by Karla Gutierrez on Tue, Jun 11, 2013 @ 01:18 PM In order to lay some ground rules for creating successful eLearning programs, we have put together 10 commandments for you to follow. Similar to having a mission statement or defined company goals, your eLearning development should rely on these ten pillars of success: 1. Thou shall start with good beginnings. Begin with a bait, an offer, or an honest introduction as if you are meeting someone for the Continue reading →

30 Incredibly Useful Tools and Resources for eLearning Professionals

Posted by Karla Gutierrez on Thu, Jun 06, 2013 @ 02:04 PM There are thousands of free eLearning tools and resources available out there. So, to make life easier for you, we’ve collected a list of 30 free resources. We believe all eLearning professionals, especially those on a budget, should know of these tools and resources since they are quite common. Take a close look at each one and consider the possible uses in your eLearning projects: Free Stock Images: When you need images for Continue reading →

10 Careless Mistakes That Will Totally Ruin Your eLearning

Posted by Karla Gutierrez on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:21 PM It’s part of your job as an eLearning course developer to polish up your material before you hit publish. A single error speaks volumes. It tells learners you’re in a hurry to even check the course or think you don’t care enough about details. Worse, it may substantially delay or prevent them from completing on time. Don’t let careless mistakes muck up your eLearning courses. Here are 10 careless mistakes we’ve seen eLearning Continue reading →

ECU community mourns loss of instructor

By Kathryn Kennedy and Jeannine Manning Hutson ECU News Services Co-workers and students of East Carolina University teaching instructor Debbie O’Neal are grieving this week following her death March 31. She and her husband – both rated pilots – were killed when their fixed-wing Lancair LC-42 aircraft crashed in a Winston-Salem residential neighborhood after experiencing engine trouble, a National Traffic Safety Board official told media on Monday. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at Rock Springs Center, 4025 N.C. Highway 43 Continue reading →

2013 State Science Fair Winners (District 1)

Raleigh, N.C. – March 18, 2013 – Every basketball player competing in the ACC tournament this weekend knew how to put a backspin on a shot. Similarly, many of the young engineers and scientists (grades 3-12) at the 26th NC Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF) understand how that backspin removes energy as the ball meets the backboard, thereby increasing the chances of scoring. Both the players and the students are using science to excel. More than 300 students from throughout the state presented their original Continue reading →

Counselors connect with ECU College of Education

Forty-Four high school guidance counselors from Eastern North Carolina gained up-to-date information about East Carolina University and its teacher programs during “Each One-Reach One,” held on campus Feb. 12. Sponsored by the ECU College of Education, event drew educators from the following school districts: Beaufort, Bertie, Clinton City Schools, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Johnston, Martin, Nash-Rocky Mount, Pitt, Roanoke Rapids, Sampson, Vance, Wayne, and Wilson. Invitations were issued to each high school within the Latham Clinical Schools Network which comprises 37 counties within eastern Continue reading →

5 Tips for Beating Boring eLearning

Posted by karla gutierrez on Tue, Aug 07, 2012 @ 10:15 AM The promise of eLearning for many students is the chance to engage in a “classroom” like never before. Every seat is in the front and the dynamic eLearning space has the potential for some of the most engaging curriculum and learning experiences students have ever experienced. So why are many eLearning environments so boring? Among the key success factors for eLearning include making sure it does not become boring, tired and predictable. Employees Continue reading →