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eLumine: The LX Amplifier

eLumine is a quintessential e-learning theme that’s built to improve the learning experience of students and teachers alike.

eLumine – The Learning Experience Amplifier

As a learning administrator or an instructor, we know your biggest challenge is creating top-notch course content.

And that should be your focus.

Our focus is to make sure it’s presented at its best to your students, for optimal interaction and understanding.

With eLumine, we’ve tried to get your e-learning classroom in order by organizing the chairs and tables- that is to say- by creating unique templates and advanced functionality to facilitate the consumption of learning content.

Here’s a quick look at highlighted features the theme offers:-

LearnDash Compatibility

With LearnDash being the top plugin in WordPress LMS, eLumine has been built to completely support LearnDash, with experiences tailored purely for the plugin.

Our team of LearnDash experts, who’ve been working consistently with the plugin- building extensions and working with e-learning clients- have shared their insights to help the design team build an ideal theme for LearnDash.

Here’s an example. We’ve introduced infinite scroll to help students sift through courses offered without any speed-breakers.

So, if you’re using LearnDash, this is the theme you need to take your website to the next-level.

Optimized Page Layouts

Owing to the extensive work we’ve done in user experience development, the layouts have been designed primarily to improve readability, keeping in mind the needs of the learner and the tutor.

For example, we’ve completely reinvented the LearnDash Course page and WooCommerce Shop page to make content comprehensible and improve interaction.

We’ve used the latest Bootstrap 4 framework to create a contemporary and clean look. And do we need to mention that all layouts are responsive?! Perfect for learning on-the-go!

What’s even better, is that the theme includes a drag & drop page builder to help you design your own pages.

Advanced Quiz Module

If you were to ask us the USP of this theme, it would have to be the advanced quiz module that comes packaged with the theme.

This quiz module transforms LearnDash quizzes entirely to bring about a befitting interface, laced with Gamification.

Support for Wholesome Learning

An e-learning website is no longer limited to an LMS. The need of the hour is to have supporting functionality integrated such as e-commerce, social networking, forums, gamification, to create an active learning environment and monetize training services offered.

eLumine addresses this need by supporting major WordPress plugins such as WooCommerce, BuddyPress, bbPress and BadgeOS.

Ready to Redefine Learning?

If you’re as excited as we are about this theme, then what are you waiting for?

Stay ahead of the Game! Get this theme today!

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Post Graduation 101!

Postgraduate education, or graduate education in North America, involves learning and studying for academic or professional degrees, academic or professional certificates, academic or professional diplomas, or other qualifications for which a first or bachelor’s degree generally is required, and it is normally considered to be part of higher education. In North America, this level is generally referred to as graduate school (or sometimes colloquially as grad school).

The organization and structure of postgraduate education varies in different countries, as well as in different institutions within countries. This article outlines the basic types of courses and of teaching and examination methods, with some explanation of their history.

Types of Postgraduate Qualification

There are two main types of degrees studied for at the postgraduate level: academic and vocational degrees.

Degrees

The term degree in this context means the moving from one stage or level to another (from French degré, from Latin dē- + gradus), and first appeared in the 13th century.

Hierarchy of Post-Graduate Degrees

In most countries, the hierarchy of postgraduate degrees is as follows:

  1. Master’s degrees.
    These are sometimes placed in a further hierarchy, starting with degrees such as the Master of Arts (from Latin Magister artium; M.A.) and Master of Science (from Latin Magister scientiæ; M.Sc.) degrees, then the Master of Philosophy degree (from Latin Magister philosophiæ; M.Phil.), and finally the Master of Letters degree (from Latin Magister litterarum; M.Litt.). In many fields such as clinical social work, or library science in North America, a master’s is the terminal degree. Professional degrees such as the Master of Architecture degree (M.Arch.) can last to three and a half years to satisfy professional requirements to be an architect. Professional degrees such as the Master of Business Administration degree (M.B.A.) can last up to two years to satisfy the requirement to become a knowledgeable business leader.
  2. Doctorates.
    These are often further divided into academic and professional doctorates. An academic doctorate can be awarded as a Doctor of Philosophy degree (from Latin Doctor philosophiæ; Ph.D. or D.Phil.) or as a Doctor of Science degree (from Latin Doctor scientiæ; D.Sc.). The Doctor of Science degree can also be awarded in specific fields, such as a Doctor of Science in Mathematics degree (from Latin Doctor scientiarum mathematic arum; D.Sc.Math.), a Doctor of Agricultural Science degree (from Latin Doctor scientiarum agrariarum; D.Sc.Agr.), a Doctor of Business Administration degree (D.B.A.), etc. In some parts of Europe, doctorates are divided into the Doctor of Philosophy degree or “junior doctorate”, and the “higher doctorates” such as the Doctor of Science degree, which are generally awarded to highly distinguished professors. A doctorate is the terminal degree in most fields.

Honorary Degrees

Most universities award honorary degrees, usually at the postgraduate level. These are awarded to a wide variety of people, such as artists, musicians, writers, politicians, businessmen, etc., in recognition of their achievements in their various fields. (Recipients of such degrees do not normally use the associated titles or letters, such as “Dr”.)

Non-degree Qualifications

Postgraduate education can involve studying for qualifications such as postgraduate certificates and postgraduate diplomas. They are sometimes used as steps on the route to a degree, as part of the training for a specific career, or as a qualification in an area of study too narrow to warrant a full degree course.

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Life After Graduation

Graduation is getting a diploma or academic degree or the ceremony that is sometimes associated with it, in which students become graduates. Before the graduation, candidates are referred to as graduands. The date of graduation is often called graduation day. The graduation ceremony itself is also called commencementconvocation or invocation. Normally, the ceremony and name apply to high school and above (the next ascending levels being Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate). In the United States of America, graduations for elementary school or even Kindergarten have been a fad of recent years. When ceremonies are associated, they usually include a procession of the academic staff and candidates and a valediction. At the college and university level the faculty will usually wear academic dress at the formal ceremonies, as will the trustees and degree candidates.

“Graduation” at the college and university level occurs when the presiding officer confers degrees upon candidates, either individually or en masse, even if graduates physically receive their diploma later at a smaller college or departmental ceremony. After degree completion, graduates can be referred to by their graduating year.

Graduation Parties

In some places, graduation parties to celebrate graduation from school, college or university are popular. In a recent 2014 nationwide survey in the United States, $985 was the average amount spent on graduation parties. When a student graduates without attending the ceremony, then it is called graduation in absentia.

History of Graduation

Ceremonies for graduating students date from the first universities in Europe in the 12th century. At that time Latin was the language of scholarship. A “universitas” was a guild of masters (MAs) with licence to teach. “Degree” and “graduate” come from gradus, meaning “step”. The first step was admission to a bachelor’s degree. The second step was the masters step, giving the graduate admission to the universitas and license to teach. The typical dress for graduation are gowns and hoods or hats adapted from the daily dress of university staff in the Middle Ages, which was in turn based on the attire worn by medieval clergy.

The tradition of wearing graduation hats in Sweden has been in place since the mid 18th century. The cap is typically a white sailor hat with a black or dark blue band around it, a crown motif and a black peak at the front. The graduation hat tradition was initially brought into practice by students at Uppsala University. The headgear then became popular across several other European nations as well.

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eLearning: The Future of Education

E-learning theory describes the cognitive science principles of effective multimedia learning using electronic educational technology. Cognitive research and theory suggest that the selection of appropriate concurrent multimedia modalities may enhance learning, as may application of several other principles.

Teacher Use of Technology

Computing technology was not created by teachers. There has been little consultation between those who promote its use in schools and those who teach with it. Decisions to purchase technology for education are very often political decisions. Most staff using these technologies did not grow up with them. Training teachers to use computer technology did improve their confidence in its use, but there was considerable dissatisfaction with training content and style of delivery. The communication element, in particular, was highlighted as the least satisfactory part of the training, by which many teachers meant the use of a VLE and discussion forums to deliver online training (Leask 2002). Technical support for online learning, lack of access to hardware, poor monitoring of teacher progress and a lack of support by online tutors were just some of the issues raised by the asynchronous online delivery of training (Davies 2004).

Newer generation web 2.0 services provide customizable, inexpensive platforms for authoring and disseminating multimedia-rich e-learning courses, and do not need specialised information technology (IT) support.

Pedagogical theory may have application in encouraging and assessing online participation. Assessment methods for on-line participation have reviewed.