Horizontal Rules to Break Content

an example of a horizontal rule

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.

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Blended Learning – What’s in a name?

Blended Learning Wordle - terms related to blended learningJust what is Blended Learning?             Blended LearningHybrid LearningFlipping the ClassroomMixed-Mode ClassroomsWeb-Enhanced InstructionTechnology-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