• Introduction of Quick Lessons tool.• Benefits of Quick Lessons.• Definition of e-learning.• How to use Quick Lessons to create online courses.• Case studies• Conclusion
Introduction of Quick Lessons tool.Introduction of the provider (company).Quick Lessons LLC is a leading provider of rapid e-Learning development solutions. Their state of the art platform provides an onlinecollaborative environment for users to develop high quality Flash based courses leveraging their extensive library of templates and their out of the boxdevelopment processes. With extensive background in advancedinstructional design, Quick Lessons was built by content developersfor content developers!Their mission is to provide to their clients outstanding products,services and support in order to help them significantly improvetheir content production efficiency while delivering content that isengaging and effective.Their vision is to unlock the power of knowledge by providing apowerful framework to create, manage and reuse content quicklyand easily. Hence their name: Quick Lessons.
Packages offered by the provider * Free Plan Free Plan contains everything you need in order to create effective and engaging e-learning courses. It is an unlimited courses of Quick Lessons that you can use for as long as you want with no payments to export courses to Quick Lessons’ Facebook application. There you will be able to share your content with your contacts and with the world and also take advantage of features like tracking and scoring. * Individuals Quick Lessons Individual plan is aimed to individual users with lower content production volumes. With the features offered by Quick Lessons and this particular plan, individual e-learning content developers can: - Create up to 10 full unlimited size courses and 50 Learning Objects yearly. - Upgrade their account by purchasing extra packages of 10 courses when necessary. - Gain autonomy over the development process by developing fully animated and programmed courses independently from graphic designers or IT professionals.
* CorporateQuick Lessons Corporate plan helps companies deal with the lack ofhuman or financial resources and the long content production cyclesthat limit adoption of corporate wide e-learning initiatives, fromonline employee training programs to online customer support andtraining. Small to large companies using Quick Lessons canimplement such initiatives by developing online content faster, withincreased quality and autonomy.* CampusWith Quick Lessons’ special plan for the academic market, academicinstitutions can successfully address critical issues associated withmaintenance of software and hardware, the diverse tools and visualapproaches used by teachers in their courses and the lack of controlover what is being created in terms of educational content andwhere to store it.Quick Lessons’ Campus Agreement is an annual program specificallydeveloped to meet the online educational content production needsof academic institutions. This plan provides access to the platformfor all the faculty of an institution, allowing members tocreate, manage and share unlimited educational content requiring no previous programming or graphic design skills.
Benefits of Quick Lessons• Easy to access• No software installation• High quality• Powerful management features• Easy publication and distribution
E-learning revolution • What is e-learning ? E-learning includes methods of electronically supported learning and teaching. The information and communication systems work as particular media to implement the learning process. • How does it work? E-learning is essentially the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning applications and procedures contain Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual education opportunities and digital collaboration.
E-learning revolution • Early e-learning system In the early 1960s, Stanford University psychology professors Patrick Suppes and Richard C. Atkinson experimented with using computers to teach math and reading to young children in elementary schools. As early as 1993, William D. Graziadei described an online computer- delivered lecture, tutorial and assessment project using electronic mail. In 1997 he published an article which described developing an overall strategy for technology-based course development and management for an educational system. He said that products had to be easy to use and maintain, portable, replicable, scalable, and immediately affordable, and they had to have a high probability of success with long-term cost-effectiveness.
E-learning revolution • Benefits of e-learning - Its less expensive to produce. - Its self-paced . - It moves faster. - It provides a consistent message. - It can work from any location and any time. - It can be updated easily and quickly. - It can lead to increased retention and a stronger grasp on the subject. - It can be easily managed for large groups of students.
How to use Quick Lessons toolQuick Lessons tool is very easy to use. It makes the process ofcreating courses simple, attractive and fun.To sign up for the free trial just visit:http://www.quicklessons.com/To access Quick Lessons, you simply log in to the website above. All you need is a flash player plug in and a web browser.- Insert your user name and password and click on OK to enter your account.- You will get to see all the features available forYou to use, including your list of coursesAnd learning objects.
How to use Quick Lessons tool- To start creating a new course, clickon “ new course”.- You will get a form to complete that asksto Fill the course data. This form helps tostore and keep Track of your work.- With few clicks, you can customize thestyle of Your course by choosing a frame for course navigation. With some more clicks, you can select templates that you like for your course
How to use Quick Lessons tool- Pick flash based animated characters whoguide the students throughout the course andmake the learning process more attractive.- You can add text and rich media contentInto any screen choosing from your library.- And preview the final result.
How to use Quick Lessons toolWith Quick Lessons, anyone can easily create a brand new flash baseand professional looking course.For more visual aids on how to use this tool, you can watch a flashplayer.
ConclusionAt the end of this presentation, you all should be aware of:- Quick Lessons tool and how to use it.- Acknowledging e-learning courses.- Creating effective e-learning courses.
References• E-learning, (2011), Retrieved from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-learning• Galagan, Patricia A. (2000), The E-Learning Revolution. Retrieved from: http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_ nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ617367&ER ICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ617367• Obringer L. A. (n.d), How E-learning Works, Retrieved from: http://people.howstuffworks.com/elearning4.htm• Quick Lessons, (n.d), Retrieved from: http://www.quicklessons.com/en/resources/case-studies