Using Machinima for GED Tutorials

We are still working to pull together the components of PlanetGED, our GED test preparation program.

Each year, around 700,000 Americans take the GED and about 200,000 of them don’t pass one of the five segments. We’re putting together a study program to help them succeed.

One of the driving values behind PlanetGED is user-friendly space and methods. We know it’s tough to go back to school any time, at any age, and even harder if you feel like school has already been a n0-go for you.

So we are working to develop a series of animated characters to “host” the program and to deliver short (1 minute) overview tutorials that introduce subjects, test taking hints, and key concepts. Hopefully, it’ll be done with a little bit of humor, too. Continue reading “Using Machinima for GED Tutorials”

Using GoAnimate and xtraNormal for Learning

We’re hoping to create something really original for our Planet GED study program. It’s important to us to get beyond the “buy a book” or “take a study course” method.

One of our priorities is to make the program user-friendly. Not just easy to use, but also friendly to the users. There are probably lots of ways to do that, but we’d like to use animated characters. Continue reading “Using GoAnimate and xtraNormal for Learning”

Outsourcing College Degrees

This is where we think college degrees are going. Sharp, progressive schools have long ago figured out that they can’t develop curriculum fast enough to keep up with changes in the real world, no matter the field.

Their accreditors are too stodgy. Their faculty are too territorial and entrenched.

They need an outsource solution that can move fast, provide world-class quality and accountability, and keep their students at the leading edge.

We’re working on it.

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