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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 8 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 8 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Adoption of Cloud-Based Learning Analytics Will Propel the Global Smart Education Market Through 2020, says Technavio | Business Wire

Technavio analysts forecast the global smart education market to post a CAGR of over 15% by 2020, according to their latest report.

Khan's Classroom: The Future of Online Education

The free, non-profit, online learning website, Khan Academy, has delivered 700 million lessons to kids and adults around the globe. Its founder, Sal Khan, is taking Chicago by storm as he launches his newest initiative, LearnStorm, a math challenge that more than 30,000 local kids have already signed up for.

AGF Launches Online Investor Education Hub

Visit , Jan. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - AGF is pleased to launch the AGF Investor Education Hub, an online resource focused on helping Canadian investors develop the financial skills they need to make informed financial and investment decisions throughout their lives. Financial literacy continues to be a challenge in .

AgriLife Extension offers online wild pig distance education courses

COLLEGE STATION - The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering an online wild pig management course for landowners, land managers and others seeking information on feral swine. Mark Tyson, AgriLife Extension wildlife associate at College Station, said the course is divided into five modules, which are split into three main areas of study- two providing continuing education units and one informational course designed for the general public.

Is Blended Learning the Same as Technology-Rich Instruction?

There's a lot of confusion around blended learning and technology-rich instruction. Many schools think that because they use computers in the classroom they are a blended school. Yet, "blended learning" and "technology-rich instruction" mean something quite different. Technology-rich instruction provides educators with a valuable tool to reinforce lessons, but the technology in itself does not facilitate student learning.

Just Updated "Best" List Of Tools For Creating Online Learning Games

I've just updated and slightly revised The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games, which is one of my all-time most popular posts. As always, additional suggestions are welcome....

This LMScast helps you evaluate the options of an email mini-course versus an evergreen WordPress LMS course to create your best curriculum using LifterLMS.

Joshua Millage and Chris Badgett have the information you need to make the right choice between an email mini-course versus an evergreen WordPress LMS course. In this LMScast you will learn advantages and applications for each type of course and how to get started with the format you choose.

Create eLearning unveils its unconventional LMS at Learning Technologies

Categories A new-generation learning management system (LMS) is one of the key products on display at the Learning Technologies event, taking place in London's Olympia on 3rd and 4th February 2016. Posted via Industry Today.

The real digital divide in educational technology

The supply and demand sides for US educational technology deserve closer scrutiny in light of the release of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan by the Department of Education. That plan, the fifth in a series, was preceded by the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) 2014 comprehensive reform of its E-rate program.

5 marketing tips for promoting e-learning

Published on 01.28.16 in Elearning Strategy 5 marketing tips for promoting e-learning 4.60/5 (92.00%) 5 votes Develop high-quality modules? It's a good start, but not enough. Discover our 5 marketing tips for promoting e-learning in your business. Start marketing your e-learning by setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. Are you looking to reduce costs?

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 7 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 7 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Online Classical Mandolin Lessons with World-Renown Musician Caterina Lichtenberg Launch Today on | Business Wire

Mandolin virtuoso Caterina Lichtenberg teams up with ArtistWorks this week to launch online music lessons a year in the making. After seeing the popul

The Online Classes That Help The Homebound Connect

Friendships form easily over video chat at the Virtual Senior Center, where the course list helps prevent isolation and loneliness.

FIU recognized for innovative global learning initiatives

Florida International University is being recognized for innovation in preparing its students for living and working in an increasingly diverse world. The Institute of International Education announced that it is honoring FIU with its 2016 Andrew Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus in March at the annual IIE Best Practices Conference in Davis, California given the university's game-changing Global Learning for Global Citizenship initiative.

Utica College Offers Blended Learning Program through 'Super' Smart Classroom -- Campus Technology

Utica College in New York has built a "super" smart classroom at its Clark City Center location to support its blended Master's of Business Administration program.

Why Do Employed Individuals Increasingly Decide on Online Learning

25th January 2016 We learn all our lives. This is truer today than ever before. Regardless of our field of work, changes come so quickly that we have to continually upgrade our knowledge. Often, we wish to gain knowledge from completely new fields, regardless of whether we are speaking of new challenges in our career or creative leisure time.

Toolkit: Lectora 16 and Lectora Online 3-Ready! by Joe Ganci : Learning Solutions Magazine

Lectora has been around for a long time, but it also has a long history of innovation that has kept it up to date, and often ahead of newer tools. The latest changes have added responsive design and new ways to use variables, plus, authoring in Lectora no longer requires that you use a PC.

Can Social Network Analysis Help Teachers Change?

"Recent education studies underline the value of strong social networks among teachers for the spread of reform implementation and innovative climate...and their capacity to change" - Moolenaar & Sleegers, chapter 6: Social Network Theory and Educational Change "Social Network Theory and Educational Change" is a collection of case studies that describe the impact of change...

Momenta Learning No. 6 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 6 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning. and Sharp Aviation K signed long-term agreement for eLearning services in Korea

Airport College International has announced that Sharp Aviation K will use training portal which includes selected eLearning self-study courses, automated certificate issuance and complete training records. eLearning courses will be available in two languages - Korean and English. The official launch date for co-operation was January 22, 2016.

The Best of eLearning in January 2016

It's an election year here in the United States, and the campaign trail is heating up. In the spirit of democracy, I've created an eLearning ballot for this month's Best of eLearning. There are two categories-Best Blog Series and Best News. Take a look at the candidates for each and leave a comment sharing which candidates get your vote!

Edutor Technologies ties up with McGraw Hill for e-books

McGraw Hill will add 5,000 titles in 40 streams to Ignitor, Edutor's online learning platform Hyderabad: Education technology start-up Edutor Technologies has tied up with publisher McGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt. Ltd to offer digital textbooks to institutions of higher education and broaden its student base.

Bett 2016: 'Students may not always be experts in technology'

Introducing technology into teaching and learning is important, but don't lose sight of the 'conservative' values of your students, warns lecturer

LAS MD, Rob Hubbard, Named as One of 2016's Top Ten UK eLearning Movers and Shakers

Following Rob Hubbard's 2015 Outstanding Contribution Award at the eLearning Awards, Rob has made it on to the influential Annual Top 10 Corporate Learning Movers and Shakers List for the UK.

Free Audio Sound Effects for E-Learning | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

Had a question about finding good free audio sound effects for elearning courses. Do a search and you'll find hundreds of sites. However, most of them are lame and pain to go through. So I pulled together a list of sites that you may find worthwhile.

Adult education training program announced

LE ROY - Genesee Valley Educational Partnership and several local businesses have taken the bull by the horns in an attempt to alleviate a severe shortage of skilled labor in their industry. At a luncheon Friday at GVEP's office in Le Roy, a new adult education training program was announced to train workers in the precision machining and computer numerical control industry.

Online Certificate Program Focuses on Program Evaluation - Ole Miss News

OXFORD, Miss. - A new online certificate program offered at the University of Mississippi will help working professionals and graduate students from a variety of backgrounds specialize in program evaluation, a highly sought skill in many public and private sector jobs.

Walton Family Foundation: We Must Rethink Online Learning

Commentary By its very definition, innovation will always lead to some failed starts. And when that innovation involves educating children, it's especially important to learn from mistakes and adjust quickly. The Walton Family Foundation has invested more than $385 million in creating new charter schools over more than two decades to seed educational innovation and improve U.S.

MIT Professional Education’s Online Course to Bring Latest Research on Internet of Things to Professionals

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--()-- MIT Professional Education announced today a first-of-its-kind Digital Program, Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World, to begin on April 12, 2016. Designed to provide actionable insight for technical professionals across all industries, the six-week online course will explore new research, architectures and applications at the forefront of IoT.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 5 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 5 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

New Glasgow e-learning company Velsoft has 10,000 customers in 164 countries

In small town Nova Scotia, you don't get much attention unless you're a "come from away." So when Jim Fitt started his e-learning company in a spare room in his Stellarton home in the early 1990s, he knew he wouldn't get noticed in the local marketplace unless his products found customers well beyond Canada's borders.

How technology's helping schools adopt smart learning

Technology has had a tremendous impact on our daily lives, especially in the workplace. We are now able to store and access information and various programmes over the Internet instead of going through a computer hard drive.

Learning Tools For Microsoft OneNote May Be One Of The Most Disruptive Education Technologies Yet

Last week, Microsoft quietly released a public preview of "Learning Tools for OneNote." This Microsoft hackathon winner is an add-in for OneNote designed to improve the reading and writing experience for students. When Jeff Petty, the accessibility lead for Windows for education, showed me the tools, I was blown away.

Myers-Briggs, Leadership Training and EdTech | Technology and Learning

How many leadership seminars, professional development opportunities, and conferences have you attended where the Myers-Briggs test (MBTI) has been featured? In my edtech world, support and utilization of Myers-Briggs appears to be pervasive. Myers-Briggs is particularly popular in leadership development seminars and workshops.

How Big Brands Are Boosting Customer Loyalty Through Gamification

The eLearning market isn't the only industry that has understood and The marketing world has long embraced the use of games and gaming elements for advertising, inspiring customer loyalty, and even replacing customer education. From keeping corporate learners engaged to mobilizing customers and creating communities, let's take a look at how these marketing teams are utilizing gamification to up their game.

Free online resources increasingly popular as classroom supplements

One Tennessee district has created its own free online educational resources - namely, digital math and social studies textbooks accessible from various devices. The digital texts were made using free online curriculum resources exclusively, according to District Administration.

How to Tell When You're Doing Poorly in College

By Online Learning Tips Staff Typically the warning signs of failure in school are obvious. Your grades are teetering over a C, you're constantly asking for extensions, getting incompletes on assignments, or you simply don't understand anything going on in the class. What's worse is that some people don't realize they're failing until the final grade is posted.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 4 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 4 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning

OPM adds new cyber education program for feds and families -- FCW

Human resources The federal government is trying to shore up its cybersecurity workforce with a new program that offers discount training to current feds and their families. The Office of Personnel Management is teaming with Champlain College Online to create a new online Master of Science in Information Security Operations program, and the college's truED alliance is offering a 50 percent discount for federal employees and their families.

The advantages of eLearning for corporate training

The newest trend in corporate training is the move toward eLearning solutions to replace more traditional classes and other materials. According to a report from Roland Berger, 77 percent of companies in the United States use some form of eLearning to train their employees.

Developing the Coaching Skills of Your Managers and Leaders

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - January 21, 2016 BizLibrary sponsors webinar hosted by and presented by Chris Osborn. This complimentary webinar will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET.

New online hunter education course puts people in the field

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UGA professor contributes to new science education guidelines

Kristen Morales University of Georgia A new report released this week will give lawmakers, school officials and others specific direction when it comes to supporting and strengthening science teacher learning, says a University of Georgia professor who contributed to the effort.

Earning online degrees takes motivation

Malia Fledderman decided to go back to school to get an MBA "to just get a job in general. I had a very hard time after graduation just finding a full-time job because I was a 'damn millennial' and didn't have any experience."

Tin Can API: evaluate e-learning performance

Published on 01.21.16 in Elearning Strategy After SCORM, companies are adopting the Tin Can standard (also known as xAPI) to measure the effectiveness of their e-learning courses. There's almost no need to convince companies about the importance of training their teams and partners.

Education for everyone

ONLINE education via Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in the country has continued to grow within the past year, due to the efforts of the Higher Education Ministry in enhancing quality and accessibility, and making tertiary education affordable. It promotes student autonomy and fosters a community which engages and motivates each other, which is critical to better outcomes.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 3 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 3 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning

The 7 Best Free Online Courses From MIT

There isn't much that you can't learn for free on the internet, but it's not just YouTube tutorials - if you know where to look you can actually get something approximating a world-class education without leaving your bedroom. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a global leader on open-access education.

3 Ways to Succeed When Giving a Lecture

3 Ways to Succeed When Giving a Lecture Those of us in learning and development hardly ever use the term "lecture." It's a pariah, equated with boredom, dull delivery and death by PowerPoint. So when it's our time to deliver a substantial amount of information to learners, the first thing is to call it something else, a "briefing" or an "upfront."

Edwiser Bridge Review: WordPress And Moodle LMS

Before going ahead with Edwiser Bridge Review, if you are not familiar with Moodle, it is a free Open Source Course Management System (CMS) or Learning Management System (LMS). It is designed to help educators create effective online courses.

Going The Distance: Part-Time Online Learning Lacking

At Powell High School, students can blend their classroom learning with an online course or two. "They could be taking a foreign language such as German that we don't offer," says Park County Superintendent Kevin Mitchell. "They could be taking science classes that we don't offer."

Google Is Offering A Free Online Class About Deep Learning

Techies who have some background in machine learning may want to tune into Google's new course on deep learning. Available through Udacity-home to a host of open online courses-the class is expected to run about three months, assuming people put in about six hours of work per week.

3 Ways Your Online Classmates Might Surprise You

Students in an online class can learn not only from course materials but also from classmates of different cultures. It was the first week of my online course, and we had to introduce ourselves to the class. I discovered that I was the only student who lived in Nebraska.

Is Your Online Learning Environment Engaging Enough

The digital learning environment revolutionizes the way individuals learn - from higher education to corporate training. Online learning provides numerous benefits, including worldwide accessibility and the ability for each to learn at his or her unique pace. However, the digital learning environment also presents some unique challenges for educators.

15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently

By Kevin Kruse Forbes I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, "What is your number one secret to productivity?" After analyzing all of their responses, I coded their answers into 15 unique ideas.

​What Employers Think of Badges, Nanodegrees from Online Programs

The concept of nanodegrees and microcredentials in online education has gained momentum more quickly in technology-related fields than in others, experts say. A degree or certificate may tell an employer about your education, but it won't necessarily highlight your specific skills.

Education expert who will also work with business entrepreneurs is next KU Foundation Distinguished Professor

An education expert whose work crosses over into multiple disciplines will be Kansas University's 11th Foundation Distinguished Professor, KU announced Friday. Yong Zhao currently is the presidential chair and a professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership at the University of Oregon.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 2 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 2 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning

Cheaper mass online courses cheapen students' education

On Friday the Board of Regents will hear a presentation about the top issues facing the Nevada System of Higher Education. Not surprisingly, funding and student success will take center stage, yet one proposed solution should raise some eyebrows. It would make teaching cheaper by replacing faculty-taught online classes with ...

Why Does Own an Education Company? -- The Motley Fool

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Creating a global learning commons for development knowledge: the Open Learning Campus

We have just launched the Open Learning Campus (OLC) with an event that blew my own expectations out of the water. As I reflect on the journey that brought us here I am impressed and inspired by the collaboration and partnerships we created along the way.

What is the current state and future potential of L&D?

The hangout hosted by e-learning company Sponge UK, included: Laura Overton, Managing Director of Towards Maturity, Don Taylor, Chairman of the Learning & Skills Group and John Curran, Chairman of the Elearning Network.

Big Data Can Create Big Learning

Learning leaders tend to look at skills requirements from either a business needs perspective or in response to demand generated from line managers. Yet in the age of big data, this approach does not go far enough.

How to Sell Online Courses with WooCommerce ~ LifterLMS WordPress LMS Plugin - LifterLMS

Today we are excited to announce to you the release of LifterLMS 1.5.0. The majority of this update relates to enhancements to the built-in LifterLMS integration with WooCommerce. Many LifterLMS users don't use the WooCommerce integration and simply sell their online courses with the native LifterLMS PayPal integration or they accept credit cards directly in...

Seminal Books on Online Learning

Monty Jones at VCU emailed several of us today with an interesting thought query from Brianne Adams: What are the seminal texts in online education? Given how fast the field has evolved, are there any?

Breaking Barriers with Online Education - INSiGHT

Technology is changing the way we live, work, and now, also how we learn. Distances previously measured in thousands of kilometers are transformed into milliseconds, enabling new kinds of education that bridge national and cultural barriers.

State award a virtual reality for Carolina Forest online teacher

Denise Wright, the VirtualSC 2015 teacher of the year, taught in traditional classrooms for 12 years until she became a virtual teacher four years ago. The Waterford Plantation resident made the switch, she said, because she "wanted to have a greater impact across the state."

4,000 jobs being cut by education giant Pearson

Around 4,000 jobs are being axed at education giant Pearson under a group-wide overhaul to slash costs after it warned over profits for the second time in three months. The FTSE 100 listed firm, which recently sold the Financial Times newspaper and its stake in the Economist magazine group to focus solely on the education market, said the jobs cull represents around 10% of its 40,000 global workforce.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning No. 1

Welcome to the No. 1 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning

IHRDC Announces Major New E-Learning Releases In Upstream Petroleum Technology

Published: Thursday, 21 January 2016 Author: Daily News BOSTON, Mass. -- IHRDC has announced that its e-Learning production team today released four new topics and 14 learning subtopic courses as part of IPIMS, its award-winning knowledge and learning system covering all major areas of upstream petroleum technology.

How eLearning Is Maximizing Office Productivity

If your employees seem a little sluggish, it's not your imagination nor your impatience. According to a 2014 survey, a whopping 89 percent of workers admitted to wasting time during the course of their workday, with 62 percent copping to at least 30 minutes of lost time.

CPL Online launches 'Next Generation' of e-learning courses

The company has completely overhauled their e-learning courses, to not only provide users with a superior experience, but to also incorporate invaluable new features and benefits. These features will assist learners in successfully completing the courses, and can provide businesses with significant cost savings.

Technavio Identifies Top Four Emerging Trends for Global E-learning Market Through 2020

Technavio's latest global E-learning market report highlights the top four emerging trends that are expected to drive the market's growth through 2020.Technavio defines an emerging trend as something that has potential for significant impact on the market and contributes to its growth or decline.

Mobile device management ensures safe digital learning

It is evident that when pupils leave school without having been exposed to the extensive use of digital devices for an extended period during their school career; they may find it difficult to cope with digital learning at tertiary level. This will have a significant impact on their progress when they enter the work environment.

eLearning outsourcing to meet internal demands

It has been our experience that key to the success of successfully outsourcing your eLearning requirements is having an open communications and having the right collaborate environment in which to foster great relationships with all project stakeholders. We invite you to take a look and review a course we created for a client last year, please click on the below link to view.

SUNY-ESF receives $190,000 grant to fund online learning program

SUNY-ESF recently received a SUNY Investment Fund award in support of its development of online programs, furthering the university's dedication to distance learning. State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher announced on Jan. 11 during her annual State of the University Address that the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry would receive $190,000 to fund the ESF Open Academy.

EdTech: Mooc Platforms Force B-Schools To Embrace Blended Online/Campus Learning

Digital disruptor: In biz ed, the New Year brings fresh obstacles for the decades' old institutions trying to stay relevant in a hyper-connected educational landscape. Further disruption beckons for even the world's top business schools, who face a cocktail of threats from online challengers like, whose whizzy tech platforms are snatching students away from traditional degree programs. The rise of online learning has b-school bosses vexed and excited in equal measure.

Chuck Bauer Presents the Online Learning Center Course Marketing Yourself Shamelessly

( -- January 19, 2016) Addison, Texas -- Marketing is one of the biggest challenges faced by salespeople and businesses alike. Every day, thousands of salespeople and business owners waste time and money with old-school ideas that leave their shelves filled with dusty marketing materials and their inboxes empty of closed sales.

Tips for Increasing Engagement in Online Learning by David James : Learning Solutions Magazine

On Monday, our feature article addressed the frustrations employees feel as they struggle to keep up with advances in knowledge and practice, and offered general advice about strategy. In this article you will find additional tips that will help you direct your efforts in focused approaches that will lead to results.

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