When reviewing our CTE curriculum, some of the most common questions that teachers ask us is “What is eLearning?” and "How is eLearning different from eBooks and online courses?"
Many computer applications teachers who are reviewing eLearning curriculum for their classroom ask us questions like: “How is eLearning curriculum different than lesson plans and activities I create myself?” and “Are there certain benefits of eLearning I can’t get from another curriculum option?”
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Middle school electives teachers struggle with spending too much time preparing lesson plans and grading student work. Time spent on these tasks means they have less time to create engaging lessons and activities for students, which are critical for a middle school classroom. As a curriculum developer, we hear from teachers across the country, and understand the frustrations and stresses of trying to save time while giving your students your best!
As a CTE curriculum developer, CTE teachers often come to us when looking for new curriculum. These teachers are sometimes unsure of what type of instructional materials will work best for their classroom, asking questions such as: “Is eLearning the right choice for me?” and “How is eLearning different than using the lessons I create myself?" eLearning is becoming a top choice for many CTE teachers, but we understand it can be difficult to decide if you don’t know if it would work for you. The good thing is there are many benefits of eLearning that CTE instructors are experiencing.
Two of the most popular types of instructional materials for a Business Computer Applications course are textbooks and interactive eLearning curriculum. In working with hundreds of educators who teach this type of course in middle or high school, we often hear questions asking which is better. Each type of instructional material has its own pros and cons, so in this article I will review both types and see how they compare.
Are you a health science teacher in Texas trying to decide what materials to use in your Principles of Health Science classes? With the Texas Proclamation 2017, there are a number of TEKS curriculum choices available. But how can you possibly find enough time to review them while also teaching?