Design Can Inprove eLearning and reading Comprehension

Does reading comprehension suffer when learners switch from paper to screens? This question has been studied from multiple angles, with varied findings. There’s no definitive answer, but for eLearning professionals, a better question might be: How can eLearning design maximize learning potential and mitigate potential barriers to comprehension? Anyone considering implementing eLearning—or converting existing training […]

Without Glasses, You Couldn’t Read This Content

Most people think of blindness as the only visual disability, but limited vision can also make access to eLearning and other online content challenging. Reduced vision may worsen with age, and it can affect anyone. This article addresses visual disabilities, which are included in the “P” of POUR (discussed in “Accessibility from the Ground Up: […]

Writing a Good RFP

We’ve all heard the phrase caveat emptor (buyer beware), but too often we ignore it when selecting an eLearning vendor. One way to protect yourself is to write a solid request for proposal (RFP). An RFP is an invitation to the vendor to propose work according to criteria youset. Most RFPs contain three sections: 1) […]

Alan’s Books on Educational Technology provide ample inspiration and extensive practical tips

Alan November’s thought-provoking books on educational technology provide ample inspiration and extensive practical tips supported by engaging stories for transforming education. Readers will appreciate his well-organized, easy-to-follow approach, and will be moved to apply his principles to their own classrooms and schools straight away. Educators at every level and ability will find meaning in November’s […]


Have you ever tried to read the same sentence in a textbook over and over without getting anything from it? Now that you’re in college, the information you get from reading textbooks is often necessary for your success on tests. That’s why knowing how to approach reading for college is important. The following steps will help you improve […]