When we talk about good Web layout, and student usability of courses, one of the main factors is the readability of the textual content that they are expected to learn and/or interact with. Any number of factors can hinder this usability – which include, but are certainly not limited to, images that, rather than enhancing the learning, become distractions with movement or irrelevance to the topic at hand; difficult to read fonts. Likewise, serif-style fonts (i.e. Times New Roman) are generally more difficult to read on a computer screen than their sans-serif (Arial, Tahoma, Calibri) cousins, as well as too much text filling up the field of vision.
Did you know that you have a JCC Gmail account? Yes, it is JCC’s best-kept secret. Every Administrative user, Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Staff member and Student has this email account for life (or at least as long as Gmail is viable).
Face it, we live in a digital world. A world full of media-rich materials. It goes to reason that when we create materials to share, that we too want to provide that media-rich experience for those people using our materials. Continue reading
Just what is Blended Learning?
Blended Learning – Hybrid Learning – Flipping the Classroom – Mixed-Mode Classrooms – Web-Enhanced Instruction – Technology-Mediated Instruction…all of these terms and more are used to reference the growing practice of integrating some sort of independent, online aspect to the traditional face-to-face course. However, the real question is ‘What does blended learning mean to you?’. Continue reading