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Going Beyond Multiple Choice

By Brian Moon / August 11, 2022

This is the first in a series of articles covering advancements in eAssessment. The series will feature educators, developers, and researchers from around the world who are innovating how learning is assessed while meeting the challenges of efficiency, scalability, usability, and accessibility. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

2021-2022: A Year of New Initiatives for Reaching Out to Our Community

By Simone Conceição / July 31, 2022

The highlight of this past year was new community initiatives. In this annual review of the magazine, the Editor in Chief details her accomplishments and goals. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

eLearn Magazine Special Issue: Beyond Multiple Choice

Special Issue: Advancing Beyond Multiple Choice eAssessment

By Brian Moon / September 30, 2021

Authors for this special issue presented their work, perspectives, and recommendations that look to move learning assessment at all levels "beyond multiple-choice." » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

The future of assessment depends on elevating culturally diverse perspectives

Special Issue: Advancing Beyond Multiple Choice eAssessment

By Susan Lyons / September 30, 2021

In this opinion piece, Susan Lyons explores the imperative to amplify diverse voices and perspectives in the field of educational measurement. She identifies two negative effects of the lack of cultural diversity in leadership positions within the field and ends by calling for a higher level of critical consciousness within the profession of educational measurement. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

Challenges and Opportunities for eLearning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The year in review

By Simone C. Conceicao / August 26, 2021

In 2020-2021, elearning became essential at all levels of education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This editorial provides a year in review for eLearn Magazine. A common theme was the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic in online education and opportunities for overcoming these challenges. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

Wikipedia Engagement Can Enhance eLearning

By Shannon A.B. Perry / March 31, 2021

With so much formal learning now taking place online, eLearning educators have the opportunity to incorporate Wikipedia as a multifaceted pedagogical resource. I argue that doing so facilitates the cultivation of 21st century skills and empowers learners to participate in creating positive social change. The article concludes with various ways educators may incorporate Wikipedia into teaching practice, appropriate Wikipedia assignments for students. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

Renewing Self-Directed Learning in E-Learning Experiences

By Francesco Giuseffi / January 22, 2021

The possibilities for meaningful elearning experiences are endless, yet intentional work must be done to see that students are engaged and motivated. Through the fundamental elements of self-directed learning, students and teachers can forge new paths in education and create a bright future for teaching and learning online. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

A Challenging Reality: Transitioning from the classroom to e-learning among English language learners

By Joel Floyd / October 9, 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, both K-12 and post-secondary institutions have had to transition from traditional learning in the classroom to teaching and learning through various online and or e-learning platforms. With such an abrupt transition, it's important for educators to explore the effectiveness of e-learning among their student populations. Moreover, this narrative discussion is facilitated by a program director who oversees an adult education English as a second language program located in Atlanta, Georgia. The director maintains the opinion that various modes of online learning are not the best learning method for all student populations and specifically adult English language learners. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

What Facebook Taught Me About Research

By Lee Heller / September 30, 2020

Distance education has exploded, in recent years, with more students taking online courses than ever before. However, despite the explosion in online course takers, the number of students who are not completing their online degree programs is also growing. Online students report feeling isolation, and a disconnect with their classmates and educational institution. Another phenomenon, social media, has also experienced explosive growth, including the largest in modern society, Facebook. The goal of my research study was to understand if there could be a connection between the use of social media, specifically Facebook and Facebook Messenger, and the isolation that distance students experience. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION, HIGHER EDUCATION

eLearn Magazine: Three-years in Review and Beyond

By Simone C. O. Conceição / August 11, 2020

In the past three years, eLearn Magazine has reached several milestones placing the publication at the intersection of elearning research and practice. This editorial provides an overview of these accomplishments and a plan for the next three years. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

Year in Review: eLearn Magazine 2018-2019

By Simone C. O. Conceicao, Anita Samuel / October 30, 2019

eLearn Magazine had a successful year with an increase in the number of published articles, establishment of a new online system for managing the submission and peer review process, publication of two special issues, and a new partnership. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed: How the realities are impacting our L&D reality

By Ann Rollins, Tom Pizer / May 16, 2019

The realities of learning are upon us. As learning practitioners, it is tough to keep on top of the emerging technology landscape. In this article, we define augmented, virtual, and mixed reality and provide use cases and context as to how each fits in the learning landscape based on our experience. We also share design considerations and a starting guide for practitioners as they begin to bring the realities into their learning ecosystems. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION, EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES