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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.

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