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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 16 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 16 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Create ELearning Uses its LMS to Raise Funds for the Sepsis Trust

Mark Taggart, of Create eLearning. To support the UK Sepsis Trust, the LMS producer, Create eLearning, is giving a copy of its platform to winners of its quarterly Prize Draws. The Sepsis Trust does some important work and it uses the Create eLearning platform in its training programmes.

No-cost eLearning Webinar on Demystifying the Enterprise Learning Ecosystem

Join Riptide Software's Learning Division for an eLearning webinar on: how xAPI and LRS' can improve tracking and reporting of key metrics, real client cases of organizations maximizing their ecosystems and utilizing xAPI/LRS', and how to get started with implementing new training tech initiatives.

'Classroom 2.0' trains Swiss workers from afar - SWI

These groups of apprentices are gathered at the vocational education centre that trains apprentices from Swiss manufacturer B├╝hler AG, among others. Today, the class is looking at a 3D diagram of a machine, learning to identify its parts.

7 Reasons Online Learning Leads to Career Advancement

One of the biggest reasons people pursue a degree is to start, change or advance their careers. For those who are already working in their preferred field, or have obligations they can't step away from, online learning is the best option for career advancement.

12 Onramps for Personalized and Competency-based Learning

It is challenging and controversial to convert an entire school system to a personalized and competency-based approach but you don't have to do it all at once. These dozen entry points provide places to start with limited investment and risk. With a few working examples in place, it creates local reference points and field trip opportunities.

School of Nursing to offer first MOOC - The GW Hatchet

by Fiona Byon | Hatchet Reporter GW's nursing school plans to offer a massive open online course to the public in May - with a twist. While the school is well-known for its extensive online offerings, this will be the school's first MOOC, a non-degree course that will be open to the public for a small fee.

iSchool to expand online master's degree program

The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University will be launching a new online degree partnership with the education technology company 2U next semester.

Institute of Digital Design launch learning platform for architects and designers | Architecture And Design

RELATED A new online learning platform has been launched for the benefit of architects, engineers and designers to help them hone their skills in digital design. Launched by the Institute of Digital Design Australia (IDDA), the digital design online learning platform is customised for the target group and offers over 300 e-learning lessons in digital design software including Revit, Rhino3d, Grasshopper and Python, enabling members to learn at their own pace.

Is an online revolution on the horizon for HE?

A look at why online learning is transforming the sector

Cybersecurity e-learning course launches in the UK for HR staff

A new e-learning tool has been launched in the UK to help HR professionals effectively deal with cybersecurity issues in the British workplace. The launch was marked by an event attended by Ed Vaizey, minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, alongside the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR in the UK.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 15 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 15 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

What is an online MBA and should you study for one?

While most people tend to specialise in one aspect of business, such as finance or marketing, the MBA provides an overview, encouraging students to see how the different elements fit together. "Whatever difficulties you might come up against, it is never just about marketing or just about operations," Liquete says.

Accountability in K-12 Online Learning Course Access Programs > Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute | MVU | Michigan Virtual University

Accountability in K-12 Online Learning Course Access Programs posted on February 04, 2016 K-12 online learning continues to grow in primary and secondary schools, while educational policy strives to keep up with the ever-changing environment.

Announcing Details for the OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award #DLIAward - OLC

It seems like only days ago that we announced at our fall conference in Orlando that the Online Learning Consortium had received a $2.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the adoption of digital courseware to support student Read More >

Beehive Startups | How Emotuit Uses Facial Recognition To Enhance Online Learning

Ross Jones was reading an article on the rise of applications used for facial recognition when he had an idea: why not use facial recognition to enhance online learning? As a student enrolled in an online class, he considered how facial recognition technology might better help him retain the information he was trying to learn.

The 10 Best Sites for Finding an Internship in 2016

By Karsten StraussForbes College students and new graduates have more resources for finding an internship than ever. In addition to the time-tested strategy of scouring their own networks of friends, family and contacts, young people in search of an entry-level position or valuable experience in the workplace have many quality search engines to look through.

Vaizey launches cyber security learning tool for HR professionals

The government and HR professionals' organisation the CIPD have joined forces to tackle cyber security in the workplace. Digitial economy minister Ed Vaizey has officially launched an e-learning tool, saying it will help HR professionals tackle cyber threats and help keep UK citizens and businesses safe in cyber space.

Blended Learning Universe Upgrades To Drive Educator Learning, Networking

We live in an amazing time where school leaders have the capability to advance student-centered learning--the combination of personalizing learning and implementing competency-based learning--at scale. The engine to drive that transformation is blended learning. With the upgrade of the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) this week, educators and innovators have gained [...]

Incorporating Adult Learning Techniques in Online Product Sales Training

Why do many product sales training programs fail, despite providing the right information to their learners? Where does the problem lie? Well, they are not based on adult learning principles. Many companies often focus on the content to be delivered to their sales staff, but only a few design their programs based on adult learning principles.

A 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning - Part 1

In this two-part consideration of the future of online learning, we look at the patterns and trends which will shape online learning in the future and how the various components of the post-secondary education system, such as student population, course design and delivery, assessment, resource bases, teaching and learning models, and partnerships will be different from what we have now.

Build More Collaboration into Your Online Class | GradHacker

Travis Grandy is a PhD student in Composition and Rhetoric at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Find him on Twitter @travisgrandy or at his website. This summer I'll be teaching my first fully online course. As you might remember from a previous post I wrote on using team-based inquiry, I really like creating opportunities for students to collaborate and support each other's learning process.

Momenta Learning No. 14 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 14 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Interactive kiosk: e-learning in the workplace

Published on 02.04.16 in News from Dokeos With the Dokeos interactive kiosk you can train your employees in the workplace, whether it's a factory or a drilling platform! How can you facilitate employee training in your factory, workshop, hospital, building site or even oil rig?

Social media a learning tool

Globalisation is not new. Forms and modes of globalisation existed in the ancient civilisations of Sumeria, Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and India. Barter trade promoted globalisation in ancient times. Social media is not new. In ancient civilisations, there was always social media of sorts, principally by word of mouth.

The Global Search for Education: Training Teachers Online

Dr. Nicholas Breakwell spent almost a decade at Hibernia College in Ireland and its subsidiary in the UK (the latter was recently purchased by TES Global for whom Breakwell consults). During that time he had overall responsibility for teaching, learning strategy and e-learning infrastructure.

4 Innovative Supply Chain Education Trends

As educational delivery methods morph, and as the requirements associated with supply chain careers evolve, the ways in which students receive supply chain executive education are also changing with the times.

4 Questions Employers Ask About Job Applicants With Online Degrees

Though employers are becoming more accepting of online degrees, their perceptions still vary, recruiters say. Employers used to be more hesitant to consider hiring job applicants who earned their degrees online. But that perception has changed in the past few years, recruiters say.

Center for Financial Education Announces Launch of New eLearning Platform to Teach Personal Finance

Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The SunTrust Center for Financial Education at Wake Technical Community College has launched the National Financial Educators Council's eVolve eLearning platform and is making the course available to student's campus wide.

Students, librarians urge professors to use free, online textbooks

Nearly a third of college students must dip into financial aid to pay for textbooks, but there's a growing online library of free textbooks that can help students save money, an advocacy group says. Share story A student advocacy group, along with one of the University of Washington's top librarians, is urging faculty members to take a good look at using more free online textbooks.

eLearning Trends for 2016 | BI WORLDWIDE

ELearning and micro-Learning are popular ways to train and educate your new and existing employees, not to mention your sales force and channel. So we compiled the top five trends for eLearning in 2016. These trends hold true for all types of eLearning content - compliance training, product training, and sales training, just to name a few.

E-books: too much distraction, not enough learning.

Physical textbooks are still the way to go.

5 Tips to Improve Writing in Online Classes

Don't confuse the informal writing style you use to text with the more formal style you should be using on most assignments. I recently taught a hybrid honors general education seminar that required a large amount of writing. All of the assignments were submitted online through the university's learning management system.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 13 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 13 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Technologies and Trends in Online Learning

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Online Learning Tip #4: Stay Organized

Staying organized will be vital to your success in an online course. The site on which your online course is managed, for instance Compass or Moodle, should always be your first stop for staying organized, as the content will be presented to you in a chronological sequence and the site will include features to help you stay organized.

Colleges can save America-community colleges, that is

Rising student debt. Rigid graduation requirements. Lack of preparation for the workforce. Higher education is under fire, and students are demanding answers. As fingers point at the institutions and government, bemoaning the state of higher education and searching for a scapegoat, one existing solution sits right in front of our noses: community colleges.

Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech

You remember wood shop. You made that swan-shaped planter your parents pretended to like. And then you moved on. These days, tinkering is a bit more high tech. The blending of technology and craft in tools like 3-D printers and laser cutters has made it possible for ordinary people to make extraordinary things.

Keep Experience Rot from Taking Root in Your Elearning

When I was 17, I went to Art College to study Graphic Design. Art was the passion that I hoped would ultimately lead to my dream job. Six months later, I left the course, and went into full-time work, but NOT in the Graphic Design field. Why?! Was I nuts?

What's Google's End Game For Machine Learning And Semantic Search?

Google has dedicated the past several years to breaking down the language barriers and learning difficulties that its machine algorithms have faced, but what's the end game?

What Obama failed to mention about the 'skills gap'

In his final State of the Union Address, President Obama shared his thoughts on the future of work. Echoing industry leaders across the nation, the president addressed what many are calling the "skills gap" -- the disconnect between the needs and expectations of employers and the current skills of our nation's workers.

Latest report on Global corporate e-learning market that is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 11.41% from 2015 to 2020 just published - WhaTech

Details WhaTech Channel: IT Market Research Published on Saturday, 06 February 2016 15:07 Submitted by RNR Market Research. WhaTech - Agency News from: Sandler Research - Buy Market Insights Reports Covered in this report The market is divided into the following segments based on components: Enterprises of different sizes have started considering e-learning as a viable solution to issues related to their budget and productivity.

King's College head: ignoring online education is big danger

Ed Byrne says universities are not 'immune to disruption' from new models of education

HR given key role to improve cyber security - Personnel Today

The Government and the CIPD are collaborating in a fresh drive to tackle the threat of cyber security in the workplace. At an event (held on 4 February) to launch a new e-learning tool to help the HR profession mitigate cyber threats, Ed Vaizey, minister for culture and the digital economy, said: "HR professionals handle sensitive personal data so it's crucial they are able to protect this properly."

Momenta Learning No. 12 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 12 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

How to improve online learning results dramatically with phenomenon-based learning

Digital Transformation of Learning is changing the way we learn and develop. Today, technology enables a variety of different approaches to teaching and learning. Phenomenon-based learning is one of the learning pedagogies that has recently raised a lot of discussion around the world.

Fuel Education Introduces Online and Blended Learning Program for Career and Technical Education

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders."

Find Color Schemes for Your E-Learning Courses | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

In a previous post I mentioned how to find color schemes using color schemers. They're great tools to help find the right color palette for your courses. Personally I find them valuable because I have slight color blindness. So having a system that keeps me in line really helps.

Fosway 2016 analysis reflects new solutions and shifting dynamics in learning technology

Now in its fourth year, the analysis is based on extensive independent research and insights from Fosway's Corporate Research Network of over 150 customer organisations, including BP, HSBCPwCRBSSanofi, Shell and Vodafone. More News Fosway Group CEO, David Wilson, said: "External market forces, mergers and acquisitions, new technologies, and shifting client requirements all impact suppliers of learning solutions and their ability to meet an organisation's needs' explains.

New free e-learning course - Why We Post: The Anthropology of Social Media

Register today at (Chinese, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil and Turkish versions available at We are delighted to announce a new, free e-learning course that may be of interest to readers of this list. We apologise for any cross posting. Why We Post - The Anthropology of Social Media will begin on 29 th February 2016.

Massive open online courses to replace teachers?

In the early 1990s, I sat in one of the many classrooms in a three-level building packed to the brim as a first year student at a local university attending a lecture on Tamadun Islam, a course with credit hours compulsory for one to graduate later. There was no lecturer in the classroom.

UND launches online masters in electrical engineering

Students interested in furthering their education in electrical engineering online can now do so through UND. Last week the university announced the College of Engineering and Mines will now offer a Master of Science degree entirely online. Currently, the university offers bachelor's degrees in electrical, petroleum, chemical, civil and mechanical engineering online.

South Bend Post Office Credit Union chooses TRC Interactive to deliver online training - CUInsight

South Bend Post Office Credit Union has selected TRC Interactive, Inc., the nation's leader in interactive financial institution training, to deliver online instruction through CreditUnionTrainingOnline® for its credit union-wide training needs. South Bend Post Office Credit Union will have full use of Training Central™, the training program's Learning Management System.

Solutions for Online Learning In a Collaborative Space - Office Dynamics

Last week I was conducting a full-day workshop with 25 assistants. I had been telling them about our monthly free webinars as a way to continue their education after our live workshop. One administrative assistant told me that with the new collaborative, open-space work environment, she had difficulty participating in webinars because she gets interrupted.

Can Gaming Be Considered Online Learning? - Global Personalized Academics

My son got into Minecraft a year ago. While I'm not quite sure how he found out about it, he was all in. At first, I read all the blogs and reviews from other moms to determine if online gaming, and Minecraft in particular, was a game I was comfortable with him playing - at least without me constantly peering over his shoulder.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 11 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 11 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Learning To Build A Business In 'One Month'

The offices of One Month, Mattan Griffel's startup in SoHo, are the first I've ever seen that have a wine fridge en suite. They also feature a fridge stocked with kombucha, and a pillow adorned with a smiling image of Griffel and his One Month co-founder, Chris Castiglione.

Students favour online technology in 'flipped' classroom models

Kimberley Santos, 15, uses online technology at home to help with her studies. Photo: Kate Geraghty As school kicks off for another year, an increasing number of teachers are ditching traditional teaching models for "flipped" classroom programs, which rely on engagement with online learning content at home.

Obama Pledges $4 Billion to Computer Science in US Schools

President Obama today pledged $4 billion in funding for computer science education in the nation's schools.

Business backs education entrepreneurs to boost maths and science

Consulting firm PwC has chosen 20 technology entrepreneurs to benefit from a new $2.5 million accelerator program designed to discover and support Australia's best new STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) education initiatives. The winners of the 21st Century Minds Accelerator programs - which include initiatives to inspire young people to code, to boost science in schools, and to give children confidence in learning maths.

Higher Education Notebook: Wake Forest receives $650,000 grant

Wake Forest receives $650,000 grant

EdTech: Why Digital Is The Future Of Business Education

© Henrik5000 2016 looks set to be a year of further disruption and digitization in the business ed space. Online programs have exploded, prompted by the rise of innovative online learning companies like Coursera or edX and the growing appetite for digital degrees from young managers who are questioning the cost and value of a campus course.

Intel launches My Digital Journey, An Online Learning Platform To Empower Women - Potentash

On the 26th of January, 2016 Intel revealed their contribution to women's empowerment, a digital program called my digital journey, which is part of Intel's she will connect program. The event took place at the Villa Rosa, Kempinski where Intel staff as well as other organizations collaborated to launch the she will connect program.

Online classes provide inferior learning experiences

· For more than a dozen years now, enrollment in online courses has continued to climb. The convenience and relative price of these classes continue to attract more students to online platforms of learning. For certain people, online courses offer needed flexibility and comfort, but these classes are not for everyone.

E-learning: Untangling the web

According to a comparative analysis done by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, without face-to-face interaction people don't feel as connected to their words or have to deal with emotions in the same way as in classrooms. Nor can professors handle the students' needs.

Corporate learning "out of sync" with how people learn

Corporate learning and development programmes are "wildly out of sync" with how employees learn, according to a new study by benchmarking specialists Towards Maturity. Its report - The Consumer Learner at Work - found that most L&D initiatives were not providing what motivated, consumer-focused learners wanted in order to support career progress.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 10 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 10 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

The one-room schoolhouse is the next big thing in education

Melia Robinson/Tech Insider The next big trend in education could be mixed-grade classrooms with personalized instruction - the modern-day one-room schoolhouse, essentially. A traditional private school might sit on a sprawling, leafy campus with hundreds, if not thousands, of kids separated into grade levels.

How e-learning is shaping the future of student and teacher engagement - GovNews

Traditionally knowledge has been passed on through personal interaction between the teacher and the student. In early history this was through oral presentations, with distribution limited by the maximum number of students a classical scholar could physically talk to. Although manuscripts could be written, hand-copying meant every extra one took as much effort as the first.

Learning Technologies Group unveils major acquisition

For nearly US$30mln the AIM quoted group is acquiring businesses it expects will be "immediately and significantly" earnings enhancing. --- ADDS VIDEO LINK AND SHARE PRICE --- Learning Technologies Group ( LON:LTG) has unveiled almost US$30mln of new acquisitions for its e-learning business.

Malcolm Knowles' Andragogy Theory Applied to Adult E-Learning

Well, quite a bit actually. Malcolm Knowles brought to life the term "andragogy", which means "adult learning". His theories are uniquely adaptable to the concepts of e-Learning and in this post, we'll take a look at his theory and how it can be applied to e-Learning course authoring.

Global E-learning Market (2016-2020) Growth at 17.81% - Market Segmentation by End-User & Component - Research and Markets | Business Wire

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global E-learning Ma

A2K Technologies Takes Steps Towards Creating a Culture of Learning for Innovation

BRISBANE, Australia--()--A2K Technologies have announced their latest education offering 'Learning Passport' which will revolutionise the way the industry accesses and pays for learning. The learning passport will allow individuals to attend any amount of scheduled classroom courses across Australia and New Zealand while providing access to the award-winning Global E Training (GeT) platform for 12 months.

10 must-haves to appease online students - eCampus News

Higher ed online learning students expect a lot from their programs; but with every student's unique expectations and desires, how can institutions not only rise above the competition, but offer the best online learning options for their students?

Learn the Basics of 3D Printing with a Free Online Course from ALISON

A lot of people are intrigued by 3D printing, but that interest doesn't get any farther than reading the occasional article. For one thing, 3D printers are expensive; for another, many people just aren't aware of the resources available to learn about the technology.

The Open University at 45: What can we learn from Britain's distance education pioneer?

Ben Wildavsky reflects on the 45th anniversary of Britain’s Open University (OU) broadcasting its first lectures over BBC television and radio. He argues that any reformer seeking to serve large numbers of nontraditional students effectively would be remiss not to pay close attention to the OU’s pioneering model.

Bisk Education Partners with USF Health to Conduct Health IT Survey, Research to Assist Professionals Considering Career in this Field

Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bisk Education, Inc., a worldwide leader in online education, today released a groundbreaking survey about health IT professionals-an evolving field that links information technology, communications and healthcare to improve the quality and safety of patient care-addressing new data correlating education and experience with salary and job satisfaction in the field.