Posted by Ellen on January 1, 2008
One of the most frustrating things about online learning is trying to verbalize visual images. Try describing what an asynchronous course looks like. Or explain what a learner sees participating in a blended course.
So I downloaded a free trial version of FlashForm by Rapid Intake and created a quick online course showing examples of the Big Three online course types discussed in an earlier post. FlashForm is a great little tool that allows you some flexibility while keeping things simple. You can see from the short tutorial linked here (<- left panel, the aLearning Fundamentals Online Tutorials text link) that I was able to include some basic graphics and audio — please don’t count my boo-boos!
The link will open a page on my Web site and provide two different links to the tutorial. Either one should work, if your browser and speed are at the recommended levels (described on that page).
Let me know if you agree with the advantages of each type and whether your organization uses all three or a combination of them.
Next time — the results of that online survey! If you haven’t taken it yet, I’ll keep it open and will continue to modify the general results as others join in. Select the aLearning Surveys category to more quickly navigate to the posting with the link in it, or e-mail me and I’ll send the link to you.
Happy New Year!