Horizon Learning Solutions announces the Introduction of Easier Mistake Reporting Forms and Easier Communications Tools
MORGANTOWN, WV - July 20, 2006 - HLS has introduced one-click forms for allowing communications between teacher and student. These forms may be used for communicating graphical images about which the students do not have good understanding or they may be used to report content mistakes within the system.
Although an on-line form for reporting problems has been available for a long time, students had to open another window, locate the form and then complete the form. The new form is automatically available through an explanation at the end of the assignment, saying "Click here", along with other text describing the use of the tool. The automated form then provides a new window into which the students can simply "copy and paste" their problems. Information going back to the instructor of the course has automically encoded information, allowing for easier withdrawal of the crucial information which allows location of the question within the database and quicker problem fixing, if necessary.
"Organic chemists like to communicate with each other via the use of graphical images," commented Horizon Learning Solutions' President John H. Penn. "These graphical images cannot be easily created and distributed via computer technology. This one-click solution, enabling students to just "copy and paste" their questions should significantly impact the learning process in the classroom and self-paced tutorials."
About Horizon Learning Solutions :
Horizon Learning Solutions has been providing the WE_LEARN system for organic chemistry since 2000, serving some 1000 students per year in different universities across the United States. Well over 100,000 questions, answers, and explanations for wrong answers are contained in a master database driven by a QuestionmarkT PerceptionT assessment management system. This robust system has enabled the delivery of organic chemistry materials over the internet, enabling students to learn organic chemistry anywhere and at any time. Available question formats are the standard multiple select questions or students can draw their own structures and have them automatically graded on-online. The viewing of structures in 3D has recently been added. Complete details are available at http://www.we-learn-horizon.com.