|Practice Exam Generator Released – Online Training has released a new line of online test preparation tools designed to provide students with an unlimited number of practice exams. The first practice examination course is for Life, Health, and Variable Annuity students making final preparation to sit for the State licensing examination. Drawing from a pool of over 1,500 questions, the Life, Health, and Variable Annuities Practice Exam Generator permits the student to generate an unlimited number of practice exams during the 30 days they have access to the course. Each time the Exam Generator is used, it provides the student with a completely new online exam. The exams are self-grading, reporting the student’s cumulative grade each time they select a right answer. The Exam Generator is completely online, completely cross-platform, and can be used with any Java enabled browser. There is no software to download or install.
|HorizonLive Desktop Lecture Series – by Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D. Distance Education students, to day, are different. 100 years ago distance education students were enrolled in correspondence courses. 50 years ago some distance education students relied on radio broadcasts. 10 years ago distance education students were enrolled in courses that were television based. Today, all of the above methods of delivery are in use. But, we also have the emerging distance education student who studies exclusively online via the Internet. This student can best be thought of as a Third Wave, or High Self-Directed Learner student.
|OLT Course Development System Featured at SALT 2001 Educational Technology Conference, Arlington, VA. Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D., lead instructional designer for OLT presented a research paper on developing highly effective distance education courses to the Society of Applied Learning Technology 2001 Educational Technology Conference. Entitled “An Iterative Method for Planning, Developing, and Presenting Effective Online Courses, Dr. Redding’s paper was well received by the 60 + participants who attended his session.