1. Save you money.
2. Ensure you reach your educational goals.
3. Help you enjoy e-learning.
These are the three outcomes of this comprehensive approach to navigating the complex education environment students of all ages face today.
This course provides clear explanations of the state of higher education in the U.S. - all forms of it - and how to navigate and sort that education to find the right programs, courses, and styles of teaching that speak to your learning needs and goals.
Using recent research into neuroscience and experimental psychology, the course also shows you how to find programs that complement your learning style as well as your pace and level of learning. In short, this course gives you the tools to customize all of education, including online learning, to you, the learner.
Using humorous and polished videos, guided tasks, and quick review quizzes, this seven hour course will transform you from a novice to an expert on e-learning. Packed with insider tips, phenomenal organization, and clear guidance, you'll find this course teaches you to tell when, how, where, why, and when you should learn online, and how to enjoy it and succeed at it when you do so.
The world of in-person v online learning, hybrid, flipped, blended and traditional formats is explained!
Explore a MOOC!
In this activity, learn the difference between the kinds of universities and educational organizations.
Test your knowledge of this section's lessons
This video gives an Overview of the inventory process, and what each step means.
This video walks you step by step through all seven aspects of the learning inventory in detail.
How to Conduct a Learning Inventory
This quiz tests your knowledge of a learning inventory
A learning focus research activity - be sure to do this BEFORE you watch the video!
This video explains Learning Focus and how to research it.
Expanding your focus!
This quiz tests your knowledge of how to create a learning focus and research it.
Proximal learning explained!
These resources provide more information on proximal learning for you.
Assemble your own proximal evaluation in less than 15 minutes!
This quiz tests how well you understand proximal learning.
How to get the most out of your work in this course.
A quick review of the materials you should now have at hand.
Here is it! The money moment where it all comes together!
Tell us what you think!
The Learning Lab is the e-classroom of Open Door Education, a firm specializing in creating adaptive content that responds to the brain strengths and learning styles of the student. Open Door seeks to provide high-quality educational access, adaptation, and assessment to all students.
Together, our dynamic four-person team has over 45 years of experience and advanced degrees in the following areas:
-online, virtual, e-learning for traditional-age college students all the way up to adults in their 70s and 80s brand new to online learning;
-traditional bricks and mortar teaching, as well as learning therapies for those with learning challenges;
-neuroeducation specialization, for people with serious physical damage who want to succeed;
-technology start-up experience, and decades of work in showing customers/students/clients how to quickly master technology to make their lives easier;
-local, federal, and state government work, which helps us understand the regulations and realities in which education, business, and NGOs today operate;
-clinical and behavioral psychology work and study, which informs how we convey information and break up our teaching.
After years of working through intermediaries, we decided to connect direct with the students - with you! - and share what we have learned the hard way. We hope you enjoy it!