Understanding that we should be using standards and best practices throughout e-learning development, the question becomes “what standards and best practices should we follow?”
Here’s my attempt at outlining some basics.
I’m 100% positive I’ve missed a few things, and I’m pretty sure not everyone will agree with my statements. Why not join in and add your two cents?
Today Rapid Intake announced a new service named Unison. Out of curiosity, I perused the Rapid Intake site to read more about Unison. […] I certainly don’t mean to beat up on whoever designed their site, but as a company whose business is publishing web-based documents, this website gives me zero confidence in the quality of their product.
I looked up the QTI specs on the IMS site and couldn’t believe the boldfaced notice I saw on the page: “HTML documents may be viewed online, but may not be printed without permission” (emphasis added).
Can you believe that? IMS is in the business of creating standards they want the whole world to use. These standards should be open, easily accessible and free from licensing constraints. Why on earth do they want to put silly notices like this on their site?
Buckle your seatbelts, you may not like this statement: Most e-learning tools do not promote the creation of effective courses, do not promote web standards, and do not promote accessibility; they merely make cookie-cutter course development easier for technically inexperienced course developers.
There, I’ve said it. Please don’t hate me.
For 2008, I resolve to be more resolute when working on my resolutions. And for once I don’t mean screen or print resolution! I mean actively working towards achieving one of my MANY professional and hobbyist goals. 2007 was a great year… I had quite a few happy moments, including getting married and building my own video game arcade cabinet from scratch (my brother has visited our house more in the last two months than he did all of last year!). Good times. I enjoyed 2007 in a professional sense, too: I renovated my website, contributed to a bunch of …
A computer is born, and another computer dies (“I’m not quite dead!” he says in his best Eric Idle imitation).
(Mac) Hi, I’m a Mac.
(PC) And I’m a PC.
Folks, it’s simple — if you have to paste a “this site works best with XXX browser” message on your site, whether it’s an LMS, an online course, or just a website for your mom’s knitting club, you’re doing something wrong. Do us a favor and stop it.