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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 72 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 72 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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10 Embarrassing Writing Mistakes I See Way Too Often

By Pam NeelyBusiness2Community Do you hate to write? You're definitely not alone. Many people do. And while it's hard to name all the reasons people dread writing, there is one common cause: Fear of making a mistake. Of committing some mortal grammar sin that will make you (or me) look as dumb as a sack of potatoes.

Science of Learning 101: Five LD Practices for Growing Expertise

In a recent post, I described the progression of expertise from beginner to expert, and some normal characteristics of work performance at each stage. For example, competent safety analysts are able to assess a typical situation and make recommendations, but they may lack some speed when a situation is more complicated or may become bewildered in very complex or chaotic situations.

Genes help determine education level, study shows

Genes help determine education level, study shows Thursday May 12, 201609:17 AM GMT+8 LOS ANGELES, May 12 - Scientists said yesterday they had identified 74 genes that partially determine how far someone gets in school, depending on which variant of those genes a person possesses.

Taking Competency-Based Credentials Seriously in the Workforce -- Campus Technology

Online Education Companies like AT&T and Google are expanding their partnerships with online education providers, creating new educational pathways to real jobs. It sounds cutting-edge, but the concept of a competency-based education that results in an institution-agnostic microcredential isn't new.

3 Theories Why We Are Intrigued By Mobile Learning | Technology and Learning

Why are we so interested in mobile learning? What is it about moving online education from our laptops to our phones and tablets that has gotten us so intrigued? Is it because the world of social media has largely moved to mobile? Over three-quarters of all the time that people in the U.S.

Adult Learners Leverage Penn State World Campus IT Degrees to Advance Their Careers

SPONSORED-The information technology field is in a state of rapid evolution, and IT specialists and experts are looking for ways to stand out in this highly competitive field. Penn State World Campus, the online learning platform of Penn State, is pleased to offer a variety of technology and science programs with accessible entry points for everyone from relative newcomers to the IT field, to long-established IT professionals.

10 Online Learning Resources For Practical Skills

Online learning resources are great for differentiated learning styles. The flipped aspect allows anyone to learn anywhere, anytime and at their own pace. So where can we go to learn not only academic lessons, but practical skills that help us lead enhanced lives? The 10 online learning resources listed below offer lots of education for just that.

How elearning is facilitating me-learning

What should the training world make of Mintel research showing that e-reader and e-book sales have declined, while paper publications have increased their market share? What about findings from the Training Industry Report in the US, which showed traditional classroom-only delivery still accounts for 46 per cent of all professional training, and is growing faster than any digital means - accounting for only 26.4 per cent?

Don't Be Afraid of Predictive Analytics

Operating in what is rated as the third-most competitive economy in the world, it's no surprise that U.S. businesses focus heavily on measurement and return on investment in most aspects of their business. One significant line item that has enjoyed sanctuary is learning and development.

Online exams are setting us back

As education moves rapidly further into the digital age, I've noticed a large shift in the methods our teachers use to evaluate us. I'm referring to tests, quizzes, exams and finals. All of these have begun to be available only online, which I've especially noticed this semester.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 71 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 71 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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Create eLearning is Re-Confirmed as Meeting the ISO 9001 Quality Standard

Glasgow, United Kingdom, May 14, 2016 --( The mobile-friendly e-learning portal producer, Create eLearning, has passed its ISO 9001 surveillance audit. ISO 9001 is a quality management standard that helps organisations demonstrate that they deliver a consistent high level of service. In addition, Create eLearning has Investors in People (IIP) Silver Standard.

How Telemedicine Is Becoming a Savior in Syrian Refugee Crisis

How doctors are using telemedicine to help relieve the desperate situation in war-torn Syria. One of the worst humanitarian crisis in a generation has been unfolding in Syria over the past 5 years, and making matters worse is a severe shortage of doctors in the war zone as a result of systematic attack on hospitals and aid workers by both the Syrian government and rebel forces.

Learn More in Less Time: ADHD-Friendly Tools for Students with Attention Deficit

Let students with ADHD and LD learn more in less time when you use tools like open education resources to unlock learning. ADHD symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment information for adults and children from experts in attention deficit and learning disabilities like dyslexia.

Using MOOC Data for Your Benefit

For corporate learning departments, any course that's not a "page-turner" means wasted effort. If chief learning officers could tap into research showing how people are learning most effectively online, however, it could greatly improve learning content.

Using Student Analytics for Online Course Improvement

Many instructors feel that they need to be experts in mathematics in order to understand analytics. But according to John Vivolo, director of online and virtual learning for New York University, every faculty member can learn to use the course analytics available through their LMS to improve student learning.

Fourth-grader finds success with online school

Nine-year-old Gabe Neis had a tumultuous third-grade year at Bridgewater Elementary School. With attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia, he had trouble in the noisy atmosphere of a classroom full of nearly 30 other children. He was bullied and didn't get along with the teacher. Confidence, ability and progress withered.

The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part II

There is no doubt that technology has been growing at an extremely steep curve. Just consider mobile devices. Not only is there more variety in the type of smartphones or tablets available today, they have more functionality than they did some five years ago.

What happened to online learning?

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, where people can access learning online for free, was supposed to be the future of education. Some went so far as to call MOOCs the deathknell of traditional universities.

IAP || Book || 2016 BPOL (Best Practices in Online Learning) Forum Proceedings

Best practices are an ongoing issue of professors generally, and online instructors specifically, In order to identify and share best practices in online learning a faculty and staff committee at Nova Southeastern University was established in 2001. The Best Practices in Online Learning (BPOL) Committee sponsors a yearly forum that puts a spotlight on best practices.

Can Games Increase Student Success?

Games are a fun, interactive way to teach students. They can also help encourage students who are otherwise disengaged learners. When students feel a sense of competition and urgency, they become motivated to learn concepts so they can advance further into the game.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 70 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 70 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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Machine learning accelerates the discovery of new materials

Researchers recently demonstrated how an informatics-based adaptive design strategy, tightly coupled to experiments, can accelerate the discovery of new materials with targeted properties, according to a recent paper published in Nature Communications.

HR news, jobs & blogs | Human resources jobs, news & events - People Management

L&D professionals have been urged to take control of their own personal development, as research reveals that just 36 per cent have a plan for how they will meet agreed business metrics in future.

Over 50% of Pandora Listeners Consider Online Classes a Top Factor in Choosing a Graduate Program

Research shows that obtaining the right graduate school degree can increase an applicant's or employee's level of competitiveness. In fact, a recent survey reveals that 27% of employers want a master's degree for positions that previously required a bachelor's degree. And, a graduate degree can also boost salaries by as much as $17,000 a year.

GaMed: Gamification of Medical Education

In a recent report, medical students report significantly higher rates of burnout when compared to age-matched fellow college graduates.1 Too often medical students lose their motivation as because of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a diminished sense of personal accomplishment. Medical students should no longer see their education as a challenge to overcome.

Stop Trying to Define Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

WE NEED TO DEFINE PERSONALIZED LEARNING!No. No we don't.While personalized learning (PL) may be a "thing," it is not a thing.There are so many approaches... but overly ambitious definitions can nudge people to treat school design like ordering food off a menu.As of today, PL is a set of loosely-rela

Your natural brain patterns may predict how well you learn a second language (VIDEO)

Your natural brain patterns may predict how well you learn a second language (VIDEO) Saturday May 14, 201609:21 AM GMT+8 SEATTLE, May 14 - If you struggled with languages at school then a new US study may provide you with an excuse, finding that some adults learn a second language better than others thanks to the rhythms of activity in their brains.

Online Learning Landscape in Higher Education 2016 Infographic

This infographic illustrates the key topics and trends currently driving the infusion of online learning in higher education based on the most current research from across the field of higher education. The infographic highlights a number of trends that are affecting this changing landscape, including: Digital learning opportunies being quickly embraced by today's students.

Tips on Developing an Online Learning Community

Many of us as students chose to cram for exams because we thought education was a series of unavoidable hurdles that we had to jump over to achieve success and adulthood. Fast forward to today, and I never dreamed I would ever say this - learning is cool!

Adaptive Learning for Online Accounting Courses - The Cengage Learning Blog

This paper is a study of students' achievement in the Comprehensive Final Exams on online intermediate accounting courses with and without the use of adaptive learning technology. The Comprehensive Final Exam scores of courses without the adaptive learning component will be compared with those classes with integrated adaptive learning technology.

Lower Income Families Less Likely to Use Online Learning Tools

Science and Technology Society and Culture Parents looking to help their children succeed academically can access free online educational programs, games and services to help them outside the classroom. A plethora of these tools have popped up in recent years in an attempt to close the achievement gap and digital divide between the rich and poor.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 69 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 69 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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Is Outsourcing eLearning Content Development Right For You?

If you are reading this article, you are probably evaluating outsourcing of eLearning content development or are looking at alternatives for your existing outsourcing approach. There are several compelling business reasons to outsource and there are certainly plenty of possible partners you can engage with.

Granite Geek: The art of college and online learning

Drawing animals is about as old as culture gets, if you count those beasts doodled on prehistoric cave walls. And massive online college courses are about as new as it gets, with no one really sure exactly where they are going.

A "blended" approach to continuous learning

Today's guest is Richard Spires. He is well known in the federal community for his work at the Department of Homeland Services. Today he is the CEO of Learning Tree International. We began the discussion by talking about his comments at a recent FITARA event.

Laughter leads to learning | IOL

Actor and comedian, Aaron McIlroy, whips out his blackboard and chalk for his new show, Comedy Masterclass. Latoya Newman reports Aaron McIlroy is set to premier his new show, Comedy Masterclass, at UKZN's Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban from next week.

Survey: Instructional Designers 'Pivotal' in Tech Adoption -- Campus Technology

Ed Tech Trends Managing projects is the most common task instructional designers undertake during their days, followed by technology and pedagogical training. Their biggest obstacle to success on the job is faculty resistance. The most important expertise they possess as a whole is the ability to learn new technologies, followed by project management and learning science or theory.

Online Learning Environments: Design in the Age of Big Data

An evolution in learning and teaching has been enabled by providing access to online, content rich, interactive, personalized, meaningful, and timely tools through online courseware, learning management systems and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Engaging students has been a major challenge for online learning.

If You Want To Improve Education, You Need To Unscale It

The goal is to transform classrooms, which in turn will transform whole schools and districts, in order to better prepare the next generation for life and work in the 2020s and beyond. The only way to drive rapid change is if it starts within the system.

Education takes many forms, so ditch your preconceptions

The process of being educated varies among students. For most, education starts and ends the same way. Early education teaches you the basics and also teaches you how to behave and interact with others. This part of the process is invaluable. The face-to-face interaction is hugely important and physical instructor and peers are essential.

Engaging with the quitting generation - retaining Millennials in the workplace - Memeburn

Twenty-somethings are notoriously hard to retain as employees. They can become disengaged and disaffected, waiting for their next performance bonus so that they can quit and do something - anything - else. The workplace challenge is for managers to retain skilled teams and provide the opportunity for professional development.

Dexterous robot hand capable of learning from past experiences - E & T Magazine

A robot hand that can perform extremely dexterous manoeuvres and learn from its own experiences has been developed by University of Washington researchers. Intricate tasks that require dexterous in-hand manipulation such as rolling, pivoting, bending, sensing friction and other actions that humans carry out effortlessly have proved notoriously difficult for robots.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 68 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 68 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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Top 10 Cloud Based Learning Management Systems for Corporate Learning

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How Can Education Fully Embrace the Digital Age to Help Students Professionally?

The Internet being able to provide more convenient and reliable channels can help students professionally. Students are now able to make good use of online resources to help shape their skills and advance their careers at their pace. Educational institutions and students have seen massive success from online courses and open universities.

Is this Dallas-area online-only school the next big trend in public education?

GRAPEVINE - What Hannah Faulkner calls a "typical school day" is rigorous, with eight or nine courses a day, and a few pre-AP classes and two languages - including Chinese - thrown in the mix. Her "typical" is anything but normal - and not just because of her workload.

What Employers Think of Your Online MBA Degree

Recruiters say a school's reputation and accreditation are typically more important than the way the MBA was earned. When Michael Urtiaga goes on job interviews, he regularly gets asked the question, "How were you able to balance an MBA education at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business with your previous full-time job near Cincinatti?"

How to Learn Anything Online, Including Programming

I believe that education is the most powerful force in the world. To be exact, self-education. It doesn't matter if you are in a university or studying in a library, it's self-education. If you want to learn something, you'll find a way, and on the other hand, if you don't want to learn, even the best university or teacher won't be able to put knowledge into your head.

Lingo Media: High Growth Education Technology At A Fair Price

(Editor's Note: Investors should be mindful of the risks of transacting in securities with limited liquidity, such as LMDCF. Lingo Media's listing in Canada, LM.V, offers stronger liquidity.) Company's Competitive Advantage (Economic Moat) Lingo's technology is customizable, allowing their local education partners to thrive.

How to Identify the Online Learning Opportunity

Thought Industries CEO shares tips for getting an online learning program off the ground and how publishers can identify online learning opportunities in their market. Editor's Note: The below video is excerpted from the webinar " Seizing the Online Learning Revenue Opportunity ."

E-learning now a 'mainstream' training approach

E-learning courses have now gone "mainstream" as they offer a low-cost and flexible alternative to traditional training methods, a leading provider has claimed. Given its current growth rate, every food or drink manufacturer is likely to be using some form of e-learning tool as soon as five years from now, said Rod Knox, chief executive of Virtual College.

Computer illiterate heads derail e-learning in schools

Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter THE information and communication technology (ICT) revolution is failing to take hold in some schools where technophobic heads bar teachers from using computers to plan for lessons. ICTs have long been acknowledged the world over as a cornerstone for development and an essential survival tool in the modern world.

Don't Let Learners Prescribe Their Learning

Have you ever heard these requests from the lines of business you support: "I'd like you to create a five-day class on leadership." "I need a three-day workshop on our new sales process." "My department would like you to build e-learning covering the features of the latest upgrade to our CRM."

Monday, May 16, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 67 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 67 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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New Report Offers Tech Blueprint for Student-Centric Learning -- THE Journal

Research The traditional course management system isn't cutting it for schools trying to implement a student-centered learning model, according to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

MOOCs as Admissions Tools: Another Disruption for The Disruptive Model? - OLC

Online education in its various forms has been shaking up education for years. More than a decade ago, Arizona State University Online was one of the first online institutions to offer courses all over the world. It continues to lead the way in disruptive educational technologies, including the poster child of disruptive educational technology: the MOOC.

Decode Data Science Speak With This Glossary for Higher Ed (EdSurge News)

Colleges and universities are awash in data and under increased pressure to quantify and improve student outcomes. As a result, higher-education practitioners and policymakers have, in turn, welcomed the application of data science in higher education. Pernicious challenges, they hope, can be better understood by data scientists who can bring disparate data sources together to help tell better stories around student progression, challenges,and success.

When Will Higher Education Becomes Obsolete?

Don't get me started on the higher education monster we have created in this country. Uhh...I guess that's already me getting started, so I have no choice but to continue. I have been saying for years that the time when a college degree was a must-have for a decent job is coming to an end.

Online petition urges computer science education funding

An online petition urges Congress to provide $250 million to help schools and districts integrate computer science into the curriculum. In a letter sent to Congress, the authors note that technology is quickly changing society, and "participating in this world requires access to computer science in our schools."

Report: Games and Online Video Gain Traction in Education -- THE Journal

Tech-Enhanced Learning Nearly half of all teachers - 48 percent - are using games in their instruction now, according to a new Speak Up research report released by Project Tomorrow. That's more than double the percentage from five years ago (23 percent). Things are not all positive for gaming, however.

Leveraging Micro Learning

These are describing the emerging trend of engaging learners through short content assets i.e. videos, PDFs, infographics, podcasts and assessments.

Online open courses would enhance quality of education: IGNOU professor | Chandigarh NYOOOZ

CRK Murthy from Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, IGNOU, spoke about open learning and online courses. A vote of thanks was delivered by Rupinder Tewari, the son of late Major Jiwan Tewari. "MOOC would enhance the quality of education by offering learning through e-books, video, audio and virtual labs," he said.

Finding the Right Path for Your Data Science Education

When it comes to learning data science, there's no shortage of options available. You can pick up a book, read articles on the Web, or participate in a massively open online course (MOOC). Or, if you desire a more structured approach, you can take a six-month boot camps or even apply to a two-year degree programs. So which one should you choose?

Ensuring Student Success in Online Courses

Students like online classes due to their flexibility and convenience. But not all students do well in these courses; the statistics indicate that online classes have a much higher dropout rate compared to traditional face-to-face classes. The attrition rates in online courses tend to be 10 to 20 percent higher than in face-to-face classes.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 66 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 66 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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Articulate Online Quick Tip: Grabbing Short URLs - E-Learning Heroes

So you've created an e-learning course and uploaded it to Articulate Online. Now you're ready to send your course to learners, and you'd like to send them a clean and simple link. Easy-peasy! When you're ready to send your course out to people, just create a unique link from the invite tab.

India Is The 3rd Largest Online Learning Market With 1 3 Learners

Driven by the vast interest coming from Bengaluru, India's technology hub, nearly half of enrollments in India are in technology courses such as computer science (25%) and data science (18%) Photo Credit : Shutterstock, In a recent analysis of online learning, Coursera, the world's largest open online education provider, revealed that an increasing interest in flexible, career-relevant online courses has resulted in a considerable spike in new registrations in India of 70 percent over the past 12 months.

Penn State Responds to Surge of Interest in Skills Based Online Teaching Certificate (EdSurge News)

ONLINE INTRIGUE: Last fall Pennsylvania State University's World Campus launched a small, free skills-focused certificate program meant to help 30 graduate students develop online teaching abilities-but 350 actually showed up, and now the university plans to shake up its professional development to reflect the swell of interest.

Backward Innovation: The Great Unbundling of Higher Ed's Online Service Providers (EdSurge News)

Higher education is abuzz with talk of partnerships between private companies and universities. Yet ask a dozen faculty what they mean by "private sector" and you may feel a bit like the blind man and the elephant.

How do you design and facilitate a year-long MOOC?

I am always keen to look at how something new can support learning and development, whether it is a model or a technology. Recently I have been dipping into the technology aspect, including using AnswerGarden to publicly ask people what they think of the amount of new technology for learning - the answers so far are in the picture above.

Online classes hard, but great for busy students

Online learning can be stressful and hard at times, but it can also be very convenient and helpful to a student's busy schedule. What should students expect before enrolling in an online course? What type of student should not take an online course? Madison College academic advisor Luis Rey gave me all the information I...

Facebook for MOOCs: A Bridge for Student Learning

I've long believed that Facebook is one of the most effective platforms for student discussion and collaboration within Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online course formats. Facebook is a virtual meeting place that encourages authentic interaction, sharing and collaboration. I've found that closed Facebook groups, created for a specific course, generate more discussion,...

Learn to build Internet of Things apps with the Wio Link Kit & online learning bundle

The Internet of Things is gaining momentum, as increased machine-to-machine communications enable mobile, virtual, and instantaneous connections in the cloud and across networks. Soon enough, the IoT will seamlessly integrate into our lives, making virtually everything we encounter "smart".

The opportunities and challenges of digital learning

Twenty years ago this week, one of my very first writings on education policy appeared in print.[i] It was an opinion piece I wrote while teaching middle school in East Harlem, in which I described my school's struggle to effectively use classroom computers.

The Key to Transforming Instruction: Learning How to Learn

In the past few weeks, I have been wrapping up my EdTechTeacher T21 full-year programs. This year I have had three incredibly thoughtful cohorts of elementary teachers learning about bringing iPads into their classrooms. In both our face-to-face workshops and online coursework, one premise has really struck me: the challenge of learning how to learn in a digital environment.