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Phase One: My Files Upload

June 23, 2015

We listened to your feedback and have been working hard to bring YOU, our users, new features to help make building SoftChalk lessons faster and easier. That being said, the first of three phases of enhancements to ‘My Files’ is here!… You can now save files directly to your ‘My Files’ folder from your SoftChalk… Read More >

Better Brain, Better Learning: Feeding the Brain

June 17, 2015

A person’s brain is said to not reach full maturity until the age of 25. However, 90 percent of the brain develops by his/her fifth birthday and the brain continues to rapidly create synapses (brain cell connections) throughout their childhood and teen years. Because of these critical brain development periods, it is essential to maintain… Read More >

It’s game time — Why Gamification in eLearning can be Effective

June 05, 2015

The gamification market is expected to have an estimated growth rate of 67.1% from 2013 to 2018. According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, “gamification is the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Gamification is especially making waves in the K-12 eLearning. A study found that… Read More >

2015 SoftChalk Lesson Challenge Winners Announced

May 08, 2015

Richmond, Virginia, U.S. – May 8, 2015 — SoftChalk, LLC, a leading developer of content authoring solutions for eLearning and digital curriculum, announced today the three winners and six honorable mentions for its annual Lesson Challenge. The Lesson Challenge occurs each year and gives SoftChalk enthusiasts a chance to be recognized for the innovative digital… Read More >

The Flipped Classroom: Strategies and Tips – Register for two online micro-courses to improve student learning

May 06, 2015

Students drooling all over their desks as they sleep through a classroom lecture not only hurts your ego; but also, the information being taught no longer has the chance to be retained by the student. Educators have been struggling for years to better engage their students so they will retain more of the information being… Read More >

Professional Development Improves Student Learning at HCT

February 19, 2015

The mission of the Professional Development Program at the Higher Colleges of Technology is to improve and sustain the professional growth of faculty and staff through different learning opportunities that align with the institution’s strategic goals. Every semester during the Professional Development Week, HCT offers a wide variety of training workshops and certification programs for all faculty and staff… Read More >