Accessibility Tutorial — Images

Accessibility

Accessibility

Images should be used purposefully in online courses. This tutorial provides some guidelines how to use images in Moodle (WebAccess), but the principles apply to any LMS or online distribution tool.

Accessibility Tutorial – Images from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

Accessibility Tutorial — Hyperlinks

Accessibility

Accessibility

Hyperlinks can be quite troublesome for people who require screen readers if the hyperlinks have not been appropriately created. This video explains how to address this.

Accessibility Tutorial — Hyperlinks (captioned) from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

Accessibility Tutorial: Contrast

Accessibility

Accessibility

Staying with the accessibility theme. Here is another video that explains how to use contrast for accessibility.

Accessibility Tutorial — Contrast from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

Accessibility Tutorial: Color

Accessibility

Accessibility

Accessibility Tutorial – Color. Here is a short video tutorial I made explaining how to use color to make your online courses/websites a little more accessible to people with color blindness. I hope you’ll find it useful.

Accessibility Tutorial — Color from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

This video is part of a tutorial for accomplishing accessibility in distance education courses.

Moodle Tutorial: How To Make A Multiple-Question Poll Using the Feedback Activity

Moodle ladders

Moodle ladders

Moodle Tutorial: Make multiple-Question Polls with the Feedback Activity. Do you use Moodle? Do you need to make a survey with multiple questions? here is a little tutorial on how to do it. I used Moodle 2.7 here. The latest version as of July 29, 2015 is v2.8, but the Feedback Activity has pretty much stayed the same across different versions, so you should be fine with this tutorial regardless of version. I hope you find it useful!

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MOODLE Tutorial- How To Make A Multiple-Question Poll Using the Feedback Activity.-HD from M. Ricardo Flores on Vimeo.

This tutorial explains how to create a multiple-question poll using the Feedback Activity in Moodle 2+

Design Thinking… good stuff

design thinking process

design thinking process

It’s been a while since I posted on this here blog, but I just finished facilitating a design thinking workshop and it left me feeling re-energized and with an awesome sense of creative confidence. I am very glad I was introduced to this process, and it makes my day when I get to share it with others. I’m felling pretty stoked, and will be facilitating another workshop on August 13.

Oh, yeah, and I’ll be more active in here!

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7 Things You Should Know About Design Thinking

First post in a long time! – Instructional Design Theories Infographic

Full time work and doctoral studies are keeping me super busy, but finally I get a few minutes to post something on the good ol’ blog 🙂

Here’s a little infographic I made for one of my classes about learning design theories.

R541 - Instructional Theory Infographic V1.0

m. ricardo flores – infographic

Created in Illustrator CS6 for R541 Indiana University IST EdD Online Program   –  Spring 2013

Here’s another great resource for designers and educators

I recently came across this little gem called DesignBeep on the web. In there you’ll find a lot of high quality open source vectors, fonts, icons, tutorials, etc.

Check it out!

http://designbeep.com/

CourseSites by Blackboard is offering a new MOOC in their Open Course Series: Designing an Exemplary Course

One of my classmates has been working very hard on this project. She is an awesome person and a very competent and qualified professional. Help spread the word about this great course.
Description below taken from their website https://open.coursesites.com/

Announcing New Offering in Series: Designing an Exemplary Course

Open course enrollment will begin September 19th.

Duration: September 26 – October 17

Course Description: Using the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) Rubric as a guide, this open course will provide both theoretical concepts and practical tools for instructors to recognize, organize, and build online courses for both blended learners and online learners.

CourseSites

CourseSites

Stanford announces 16 online courses for fall quarter

The university, which pioneered massive open online courses, unveils two new homegrown software platforms to host the courses.

You can take any of these course completely for FREE. These course currently do not get you college credits, but it looks like in a not to distant future universities will give students college credit for completing MOOCs successfully. Will this take a big bite out of community colleges and their market segment?

Are MOOCs the future of online learning? Are they good, bad, neither?

What says you?

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/september/online-courses-fall-090712.html