15 Facts and Stats That Reveal The Power Of eLearning

Posted by Karla Gutierrez on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 @ 12:45 PM There is a lot of talk about how the internet has revolutionized the way companies do business. With eLearning that’s no different. But, without hard data and solid advice, how can training professionals move forward and get ahead of the curve? Here are some great eLearning facts, figures and statistics that you should take notice of: Companies are now increasing their use of eLearning regardless of size, but 41.7% of global Fortune 500 Continue reading →

Center for Stem Education Hosts AP Institute

From June 24 to June 27 the Center for STEM Education at East Carolina University hosted an AP (Advanced Placement) Institute endorsed by the College Board.  More than 50 teachers from North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia participated in sessions in high school biology, calculus, chemistry or statistics.  Taught by experienced teachers trained and endorsed to teach AP, the participating teachers learned new STEM content and engaging teaching methods, practiced new lab skills and exchanged tips for helping their students excel on AP exams.  Continue reading →

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 →