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
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
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
Critical Development Considerations for Mobile Application Accessibility By Sanjay Nasta and Paul J. Adam (About the Authors) This article adapted from the July 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 Microassist or LexisNexis, Mealey’s. Why Mobile Application Accessibility? Does mobile accessibility matter? […]READ MORE about Mobile Applications and Litigation: Why Accessibility is Important and What to Consider before Launching, Part 1 of 2
The John Slatin AccessU 2017 Conference (#ACCESSU2017) sponsored by Knowbility is being held at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas on May 17, 18-2017. Microassist is sending ten team members from our learning and development team to AccessU. Among them are: Chief Technology Officer Hiram Kuykendall – Hiram is a speaker at AccessU. He will have two sessions—Accessibility of Things, OpenAIR: Creating an Online Mentor Based Accessibility Training Program VP of Sales[…]READ MORE about John Slatin AccessU 2017 Conference Backchannel
2018 UPDATE: Visit our 2018 CSUN Backchannel for presentations, tweets, and interviews from the last CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego. The 2019 CSUN ATC will be in Anaheim. For additional accessibility training information, subscribe to our Accessibility in the News newsletter. The emailed version includes conference and training opportunities from around the world. Please also visit our Course Schedule page for upcoming Microassist accessibility classes in document creation and[…]READ MORE about CSUN 2017 Assistive Technology Conference Backchannel
The use of mobile devices has grown significantly in the last few years. In a recent Pew Research report, 46% of respondents said they could not live without their smartphone; earlier research had 44% of respondents reporting that they sleep with their phones. Google has extensively studied mobile search and app use and has coined a new term: “micro-moments.” These micro-moments are defined as “the I want-to-know moments, I want-to-go[…]READ MORE about Mobile Apps for Public Safety Organizations – Survey of Common Features