Quad Cities Training Company Wins Two e-Learning Awards

Quad Cities e-learning company, Lucid Way, located in Moline, IL is proud to announce that we have been awarded two awards  for our work on Pathways to Engineering Technology project.    A 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Award from Frost and Sullivan and a Sapphire...

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Free Engineering Technology Simulations for Learning

Engineering Technology is and always will be a growing field.  It is what sparks innovation in the manufacturing industry and drives economic success.  Eastern Iowa Community Colleges recognized this and sought a Department of Labor grant that aimed to teach...

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Background of Instructional Objectives and Blooms Taxonomy

If your students know what needs to be learned in order to master a particular objective, they will know what areas to focus on the most. In online and distance learning in general, learning objectives are key. Students will often experience problems if there are not...

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7 Simple Tips for Developing E-learning Training

We've been busy working on some new projects.  One thing we strive for always is our user interface and usability.  It cannot be underestimated.  Unfortunately, you find many online courses and e-learning training doing the wrong things which ultimately shuts the...

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LearnDash WordPress LMS

Things are heating up on the Wordpress LMS front.  LearnDash just announced a January 28 launch date for their Wordpress LMS. This just days after the release of the Sensei LMS by Woothemes.com (see my previous blog review of Sensei here). Where Sensei may be lacking,...

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Sensei V1 WordPress LMS Review

As stated in my previous post, I'll give an unabashed review of Wootheme.com's new Wordpress plugin known as Sensei LMS.  As a pre-cursor, it should be known that this is the very first version released.  There is no doubt that they will improve upon the blueprint...

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LMS for WordPress Released (Sensei)

Well it's finally here.  A new Learning Management System (LMS) plugin for Wordpress made by Woothemes.com.  There is a demo there that you can play around with as the role of "student."  It looks a bit jumbled right now, but before we pre-judge Sensei, we'll be...

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WordPress LMS

Woothemes.com is releasing a Wordpress LMS known as Sensei in January 2013 and if it is anything like the simplicity of their Wordpress Shopping Cart Woocommerce, it will be a winner. If I were a betting man (which I am!), I'd put my chips on the table for this one....

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Corporate Training – The Future

It's no secret that as technology grows - the world gets smaller.  China, with it's booming economy has recognized that investment in talent and people goes much further to increase profits than doing nothing at all. See the following article: Making a difference in...

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Competency-Based Training: What Do you Already Know?

Competency-based training models allow learners to demonstrate what they know and move on if they already know the material.  I'm sure you've sat in a class before thinking to yourself "I know this stuff already!" Many organizations allow you to test out of certain...

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Lucid Way Launches New E-learning Website

We've launched a new brand, a new identity, and a new focus- e-learning.  That's right, in fact it's nothing new to us, we've been doing it for over 10 years and we've gone full time with Lucid Way over 3 years ago.  The difference now is that it's all we do now. ...

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How to Create a Rubric

Creating a rubric can set proper expectations for your students. This short tutorial will show you the basics. Competency (Objective) Performance Tasks (Range) Criteria (Degree) You'll want to start with the competency, then you will find that your rubric will just...

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Purpose and Overview of Rubrics

How do students know what is expected of them to get a desired grade? How does the instructor grade consistently? Rubrics "if you get something wrong, your teacher can prove you knew what you were supposed to do." ---- Quote from a student who said he didn't care much...

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