"Know Your Rights"
This course was developed for a course entitled "Rapid Authoring Tools." Because of the great expense of commercial rapid authoring tools, our professor taught us how to use PowerPoint to develop eLearning and export the file to the web using iSpring. It was refreshing to learn about many of the features of PowerPoint that most people never use, such as slide linking.
The course content contains information about consumer financial protection laws. Regulations exist to protect people. While honest people can have reasoned, even impassioned debates about the scope of government regulations into any industry, it occurred to me when I was buying a house that most people have no idea about the consumer financial protections that are in place. Anyone who has ever sat through a loan closing knows what it is like to sign dozens of documents, many of them simply referred to as "standard paperwork" without really understanding what these documents are or why they are "standard paperwork." This course is a rapid prototype for a future course that I would like to develop that looks at the various kinds of laws that are in place and how they protect consumers. It will explore concepts such as discrimination (Reg B), consumer lending (Reg Z), electronic transactions (Reg E), and others. The goal of the course will be to teach people what their rights are under the law.