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Chunky Learning

Content chunking involves organizing information in “chunks” so that it’s easier for learners to digest. Instead of memorizing multiple concepts, online learners are able to analyze each concept thoroughly and absorb the content, one bite at a time. Once they’ve assimilated the content, they move onto the next concept.

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What makes an online course “good”?

Online learning fills a vital role in the modern education landscape. The benefits include opportunities for adult learners, people in areas where access to traditional learning is limited or nonexistent, young women who live in areas where gender issues restrict access to education, and many more. While online learning opens the doors to education for numerous people, it does not guarantee that the course is a quality learning experience.

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Analyzing Gen Z

Addressing generational differences in course design is an important, yet challenging task for instructional designers. In theory, design for younger learners is less complex than design for mixed-age adult learners. Much has been written comparing Baby Boomers to Millennials; however, today's secondary schools are not filled with millennials. These students are from Generation Z (also known as post-millennials, iGeneration, Homeland generation).

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Accessibility in the Online Classroom

As instructional designers, we are tasked with designing courses that produce quality learning experiences and greater learning outcomes. An important part of our job is to ensure that all learners can access and utilize the course content. This means that individuals who struggle with vision, hearing, motor skills, or cognitive deficits must be incorporated into our design plan.