The number of all mobile devices accessing the Internet worldwide will surpass 1 billion by 2013. In addition, the number of users of mobile devices will double by the end of the year! The mobile Internet is ramping up exponentially faster than the desktop Internet did or will ever realize. This dramatic increase in adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets has crystallized a collective focus on mobile[…]READ MORE about Why You Can’t Ignore Mobile Learning
The concept behind learning management systems are difficult to understand – and once you throw in all the industry jargon, it can be nearly impossible. We’ve got the basics for you in 29 slides. Need a bit more help? We offer learning management system consulting services. Learning Management Systems 101 from MicroAssist, IncREAD MORE about What is a Learning Management System?
According to the Project Management Institute, 75% of projects annually come in over budget or run past deadlines, adding up to a loss of over $75 billion. Elearning projects are at a high risk for delays and cost overruns because they are complex to manage. Elearning projects are actually two projects: a software project combined with a training project. This means greater scope, more stakeholders, increased risk, and significant opportunities[…]READ MORE about Avoid Elearning Project Failure: Communication and Collaboration Lead to Success
ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2012 Conference (#astdTK12) was held in Las Vegas January 25-27, 2012. TechKnowledge is the premier conference for people who create, deliver, and manage Elearning). Couldn’t make it this year? Luckily there is a strong backchannel that allows you to find and learn from the many resources found at the conference. First, what is a backchannel? In this context, a conference’s backchannel is a collection of twitter comments, blog posts, chat[…]READ MORE about ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 Resource
Debby Kalk is an instructional designer and elearning project developer with over 20 years of experience producing interactive, video, and classroom-based learning programs. She has developed training and customer education programs for companies such as USAA Insurance, Dell Computer, and Verizon Wireless. She has also worked with publishers such as Prentice Hall, McGraw-Hill, and Addison Wesley to develop online educational products. At, Microassist, Debby has developed training for a statewide[…]READ MORE about Interview with Instructional Designer Debby Kalk
On July 28th, Chuck Origer from Microassist and Scott Rehling from Lava Studios discussed the advantages and disadvantages of adding video to Elearning as well as some of the details and demos of what makes the video good, better, or best. All the rage for video at a consumer level has spilled over into today’s 21st century Elearning. Video can be an effective modality and additive to online training when[…]READ MORE about Adding Video to Engage Today’s YouTube Generation
This paper describes how Moodle was introduced as the new Learning Management System (LMS) to the University of the South Pacific with the aim of improving teaching and learning. This whitepaper examines the development process from test and selection of the platform through to project planning, gathering of political support within the institution, technical factors, the design and roll out of training, the impact and consequences, the growth and future prospects[…]READ MORE about Learning Management System Selection Process at the University of the South Pacific
For Autism Awareness Month: An Interview with Mimi Goodwin, Mother and Special Education Teacher, on Life, Tech, and Autism April is Autism Awareness Month, created to educate on and increase conversations and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Mayo Clinic defines ASD as “a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. It also includes restricted repetitive behaviors, interests and activities.” The range of behaviors can[…]READ MORE about Perspectives on Autism—from a Mom and Teacher | #AutismAwarenessMonth
An extensive list of curated tweets and resources from the CSUN 2018 Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego. Brought to you by the accessibility services and curriculum development teams at Microassist. Please link to and share this page if you find it helpful. The 2018 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, sponsored by the California State University Northridge Center on Disabilities, is the largest international conference focused on assistive technology. Its goal is[…]READ MORE about CSUN 2018 Assistive Technology Conference Backchannel: Tweets, Blogs, and More!
Mobile App Accessibility Pitfalls, Plus an Intro on Testing for Accessibility. By Sanjay Nasta and Paul J. Adam (About the Authors) This article discusses mobile accessibility best practices. It is adapted from the August 2017 issue of Mealey’s™ Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce. Mealey’s is a subscription-based information provider and a division of LexisNexis. Copyright © 2017 by Sanjay S. Nasta and Paul J. Adam. Any commentary or opinions do not reflect the opinions of[…]READ MORE about Mobile Applications and Litigation: Why Accessibility is Important and What to Consider before Launching, Part 2 of 2