Edvance360 Blog

The Coming Tsunami of Adult Learners: WHO

Posted by Edvance360 on Feb 8, 2019 10:02:00 AM

In a previous post, we interviewed Professor Stephen Higgins in preparation for ABHE 2018, a smaller accrediting body specifically for Bible colleges and seminaries. His unique perspective on adult learners comes from his varied background teaching adult learners and leading schools that appeal to adult learners, but his predictions are of interest to anyone who deals with adult learners. The timing is significant for two reasons:

1) Growing popularity of smaller or "boutique" accrediting bodies (such as ABHE or NCCET) and micro-credentialing vs. regional accrediting bodies (SACS COC or HLC),  and

2) Warning signs that a convergence of outside forces and student-led demands may be loosed on current forms of post-secondary education, affecting not only Higher Education but also corporate learning environments.

We will explore this topic - and how Edvance360 LMS is uniquely poised to assist our clients to serve these adult learners - in the next several blogs.

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Topics: elearning, adult learner, course building, course authoring, adult learners, micro-credential, course design

Three Variables in the Instructional Design Process

Posted by Edvance360 on Nov 15, 2018 8:40:47 AM

In Part 1 of our series, we discussed why Instructional Design is important, and some ways that the Edvance360 Learning Management System can help you design effective, easy to navigate and maintain, courses. In Part 2, we are going to take a closer look at three variables in the Instructional Design process - Methods, Conditions, and Outcomes. Simply put, “methods are ways to achieve desired outcomes under your unique conditions” (Reigeluth). Let’s unpack that statement a little and take a closer look.

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Topics: Online Training, elearning, education technology, adult learner, course building, online learning program, ease of use, building courses, course authoring

Cloning: Never Start from Scratch Again

Posted by Edvance360 on Jun 8, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Tired of the time and effort it takes to re-build your custom content? We've helped solve that problem with Edvance360 LMS Cloning Tool. This feature provides administrators and course designers/faculty  with a suite of tools which easily copy your course, community and content.

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Topics: course building, online learning program, course authoring, cloning

Rubrics: When Just a Grade Is Not Enough

Posted by Edvance360 on May 4, 2018 8:17:45 PM

Sometimes a grade or pass/fail is simply not enough. If you need to provide constructive feedback to learners on completed assignments (papers, presentations, videos, pitches, responses to role-playing, etc.), a rubric is the perfect grading tool. A rubric standardizes scoring or rating based on your (customized) rubric criterion. To set it up, first define the criteria on which the assignment will be graded - usually around your objectives, set the rating scale, and create feedback.

While initially designed for the academic rigors of higher education, the Edvance360 Rubrics tool can be used by corporations, K-12 schools or basically any time a course facilitator wants to provide constructive criticism.

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Topics: learning management system, course building

Course Building? Start with A, B, C

Posted by Edvance360 on Apr 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

This #FeatureFriday is brought to you by those of our clients who don't have a degree in Instructional Design and have never built a course before using Edvance360: the Course Building Wizard.

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Topics: cost, affordable, license fees, what's included, edvance360, edvance360 lms, course building, online learning program, ease of use, building courses, course authoring