Alabama Leads in Distance Education

Monthly Archives: April 2010

Alabama Leads in Distance Education

Alabama is making great strides in education! Through the Alabama ACCESS Distance Learning Initiative, all high schoolers are able to access courses via video conferencing that were once not available.  In the recent press release, Mr. Reggie Smith III, President, USDLA Board of Directors and chair of the awards committee, noted that, “The work of Governor Bob Riley […]

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14 Habits of Top College Students

Professors’ Guide LLC, compiled a list of the 14 habits of top college students.  Read the full article here. Have a scheduled. Divide up the tasks. Are organized. Hang out with smart friends. Don’t kid themselves. Manage their feelings. Challenge themselves. Are consistent-and persistent. Are open to feedback. Ask when they don’t understand. Aren’t too […]

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Be the Right Person

In Stephen R. Covey’s book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, he highlights the first step as being proactive, with a close second and third to begin with the end in mind, and to put first things first. Being proactive is a principal that applies to every personal walk in life as well as a variety of businesses.  […]

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Using Online Learner Readiness to Improve Retention

Recently at the TxDLA conference, we had the pleasure of presenting with Dr. Jeff Getchell from Del Mar College.  He highlighted how his school has used SmarterMeasure (formerly known as READI) and the results of a case study about their plan.  To watch the presentation click on the link below. http://salesdemo.mediasite.com/mediasite/SilverlightPlayer/Default.aspx?peid=a287790da9b14a429492f719d1e39cd6

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Insiders’ Thoughts

Amber Icke and Yolanda Columbus from Texas A & M University recently did a presentation at the TxDLA conference about lessons they had learned while implementing the open source learning management system Moodle.  Below they each say a few words about online learners and the most important elements in an end of course evaluation system.

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What is the Key Element?

What do you think is the most important element of an end of course data collection system?  Hear what Peter Shapiro from Florida State College at Jacksonville thinks.

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Automating End of Course Data

What does your school or institution use for end of course data collection?  Most schools have moved away from the pencil and paper delivery but are the quick fix surveys enough to automate the data collection process, organize it, and provide schools with reports that make it meaningful?  In the video clip below Joe Butler […]

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SmarterServices at Your Service!

SmarterServices , SmarterSurveys , New Company , SmarterMeasure , SmarterFaculty , SmarterProctors , SmarterRetention Happy SmarterServices day!  We are pleased to officially announce our company’s new name.  eLearningToolBox will now do business as SmarterServices.  In addition to our new company name, we have renamed our products as indicated below. New Name                       Formerly known as SmarterMeasure […]

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Tomorrow is the Big Day!

Are you ready?  Tomorrow eLearningToolBox will be doing business officially under the name SmarterServices.  All of our product names will be changing too but the websites will be transformed gradually over the next month or so.  All of the current urls will continue to work.  If you have any questions, please contact us at namechange@SmarterServices.com.  For […]

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New Contact Information

eLearningToolBox is changing our name and getting smarter about the way we do business.  Below is our new contact information effective Wednesday, April 7th, 2010.  While all of our old email addresses and websites will continue to work, we encourage you to change our contact information in your system.  If your company or business needs […]

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