We practise – in proper scientific tradition – evidence-based e-learning. This means that everything we use in our e-learning modules has been researched and proven effective for interactivity and improved learning.
We guide you in the development of your course by helping you define clear learning goals, fine-tune the design and everything in between. And then we build it, while making sure it complies with branding guidelines.
Defining the contents of your course
Determining the learning goals
Help with choosing an LMS (learning management system)
Developing a storyboard
Designing the module
Building an interactive module
E-learning: more than online education
E-learning is, at the very least, making course materials available online. But potentially it means more engaged learning for the student, and an emptier schedule for the professor. To maximize the potential of e-learning, we specialize in evidence-based e-learning and the use learning goals as a guide to create interactive courses that enhance understanding.
Evidence-based for better learning
We don’t think that pages with blocks of text, an image and a ‘forward’ button makes for quality e-learning. Therefore we rather think about the content before we transform it into motivating e-learning modules. This way we can assure that our products are based on research into the effectiveness of teaching materials and interactive elements. We see e-learning as the ideal way to teach students skills and to stimulate them to think critically and independently at their own level.
The best thing about cooperating with The Online Scientist is that besides their extensive knowledge on webdesign, they also know what the e-learning is about on a content level, since they have a scientific education of their own. This makes cooperating very comfortable; they sense what we mean and this ensures that they can fit the design and the content together, as well as come up with tips and suggestions that further optimize the assignments/feedback that we proposed.
Dr. Ir. Cora Busstra, lecturer and education developer at the Human Nutrition department, Wageningen University