Dallas County Community College District e-Learning Activities

Summary of work done for DCCCD.

Since 2011, we’ve developed over 320 interactive e-Learning modules for the LeCroy Center at DCCCD’s Richland College. Initially these involved converting Flash-based software to HTML5-based lessons. We then began creating new modules using Hype and JavaScript. The lessons, which include Biology, English, Government, History, and Sociology, are built to be displayed in the college’s online course system as well as converted to iBooks for use on iPads.

Alphabet Activity

This activity features a keyboard the user can click or touch to play a hangman-style scenario. Clues are provided for each term, and students must select the letters to form the term before proceeding to the next screen.

Matching, Using Visual Components

This activity features a selection of correct and incorrect components for a cell. Students must correctly identify which components are used first in animal cells, then in plant cells. Verification of their answers is given when they’re done making their selection.

Sliding Timeline with Dynamic Text & Images

This activity features an animated sliding timeline. As the buttons used to move the timeline forward or backward are selected, dates are dynamically populated and the diamonds and buttons are dynamically positioned based on their date. All dates, text, and graphics can be updated by non-programmers via text strings.

Drag and Drop

This activity has the student drag the image of each individual into the correct circle based upon the clues given that describe the group relationships. Once all are dropped, the “Check Answers” button gives feedback on right and wrong answers. The activity includes four different diagrams.