Jumpstart E-Learning Research

Welcome to e-Learning!

Lesson 1: What is Jumpstart looking for?

Match the following terms with their descriptions of what Jumpstart is looking for in an online learning and training tool.

  • Branding
    The ability to incorporate Jumpstart's organization logos and branding guidelines into the visual aspects of online training tools.
  • Price
    Affordable software that has minimal fees per user so to allow for growth of the organization.
  • Interactivity
    The ability to present content in various formats to entertain, engage, and effectively teach learners using online training tools.
  • Assessment
    The ability to evaluate and track users' progress, with the potential for data analysis.
  • Logic Models, Games, and Multimedia
    The ability to incorporate outside media and engaging content into online training tools.

Jumpstart E-Learning Adventure!

Lesson 2: Authoring Tools

What is an Authoring Tool?

An e-learning content authoring tool is a software package which developers use to create and package e-learning content deliverable to end users.  According to Wikipedia.org, “a content authoring tool is a software application used to create multimedia content typically for delivery on the World Wide Web.

Content-authoring tools may also create content in other file formats so the training can be delivered on a CD (compact disc) or in other formats for various different uses. The category of content-authoring tools includes HTML, Flash, and various types of e-learning authoring tools.”

Many programs can be considered authoring tools, including Flash, and PowerPoint. However, only a small group of programs specifically include support for e-learning content standards such as SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) or AICC (CBT) (Aviation Industry CBT Committee). Examples: Articulate StorylineComposica,Adobe Authorware and Camtasia

Jumpstart's authoring tool would be best suited for which of the following?

  • Conveying important information and knowledge to Jumpstart staff, site managers, and Corps members
  • Controlling the Air Conditioning at 308 Congress Street, Floor 6
  • Planning the end of the year Jumpstart staff retreat
  • Buying a hypo-allergenic puppy for the National office

Lesson 3: Learning Management System

True or False?

  • A learning management system is also known as a LMS
  • A learning management system is the same thing as an Authoring Tool

What did you learn?

Rank the following based on when Jumpstart should complete each action

  • Research Learning Management Systems and Authoring Tools
  • Find Funding For LMS and Authoring Tools
  • Design great e-learning courses using an Authoring Tool
  • Manage and Track Corps member progress on courses using a Learning Management System

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