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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 ...

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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.

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