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Online Course Writing: Check Your Work

By Zachary Fruhling January 2, 2019

As any current or former math student knows, “Check your work” has been a constant refrain of teachers through the ages. In fact, “Check your work” is good advice for any project you are working on, educationally, professionally, or personally. Checking your work is an important part of online course writing, as it should be… Read More

Rediscovering the Power of the Link

By Zachary Fruhling June 29, 2018

No, not that Link! These links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlink It’s been over 20 years since I obtained my first internet-capable computer, way back in 1997 (an IBM Aptiva running Windows 95, if you’re curious). With this being my first taste of the internet, I remember being amazed at the power of jumping from webpage to webpage (“web-surfing,”… Read More

Recovering Broken Web Links and Resources with Archive.org

By Zachary Fruhling May 11, 2018

Using external web resources, such as online articles, files, and websites in your online courses is a powerful way to include provide a world of information and resources to your students at minimal cost. External web resources, however, come with certain user-experience risks, namely that sometimes web resources are removed or relocated, resulting in broken… Read More

HTML Basics for Instructional Designers

By Zachary Fruhling May 4, 2018

Why Should Instructional Designers Have a Working Knowledge of HTML? Almost anyone in the field of educational technology, but instructional designers in particular, can benefit from having at least a basic working knowledge of HTML. “HTML” stands for “Hypertext Markup Language,” and it is the backbone of almost every website or webpage on the internet… Read More