The Power of A Background in eLearning

Posted on March 6, 2013 by Earthcare | Posted in eLearning

Check out this article from The Rapid eLearning Blog to understand the importance of an engaging background and to learn how to create your own.

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The single largest visual element in your elearning course is the background. And the right background can set the stage and build expectations for your learners. A course that looks like a converted PowerPoint file isn’t as inviting as one that is aesthetically rich and looks more professionally designed.

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4 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Social Media

Posted on October 26, 2012 by Vanessa | Posted in Others, Uncategorized

Depending on who you ask, social media is one of the best or worst ways to build your brand’s online presence. However, regardless of people’s personal opinions on the value of social media, the fact of the matter is 77% of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. use social media. Is your business getting left behind? The following are reasons why social media plays an integral role in your business’ success and longevity. Continue reading →

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Four must-have (and life-saving!) apps

Posted on October 12, 2012 by Debbie | Posted in Others

Like the majority of the tech-savvy crowd nowadays, I am undoubtedly attached at the hip with my smartphone. Call it a bad habit, but the constant motion of swiping across a touch screen is such an addicting gesture that my hands feel almost too idle when I’m not on my phone. There’s no denying that time passes by so much quicker having something to do on your phone– whether you are sitting in the doctor’s waiting room or waiting on a friend. I own a dated Sony Ericsson Xperia x10 running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and it has served me just fine over the years. In this post, I will share my thoughts on some of the apps I use on a constant basis. These apps serve as tools that aid me in my daily routine. The reason I describe them as tools is because they do not need Internet connection in order for them to work. Continue reading →

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Why the eLearning Industry Needs to Change

Posted on October 8, 2012 by Ayesha | Posted in eLearning

If the term “eLearning” is taken literally, it means to learn something electronically. Accordingly, eLearning has been around since the birth of the Internet, but only in the last couple of decades has it become a means of formal education and training.

Khan Academy and eLearning for Kids are a couple of popular examples of how eLearning is changing the education system. A lot of universities are now offering online classes, and some universities only have virtual campuses. Despite its popularity, the eLearning development process is still confusing for new developers; therefore, it is of the utmost importance that standards are set for eLearning development. Continue reading →

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Battle of the smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S III vs. iPhone 5

The office here at Earthcare has been abuzz with talk of the release of the iPhone 5, the newest advances in smartphone technology, and the ever-present debate: iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S III.

Many of us have already sided with either an iPhone or a Droid and don’t plan on abandoning ship anytime soon. For those like myself who remain undecided, here’s a closer look at what each phone has to offer… Continue reading →