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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 29 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 29 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Train your people online - SMEBiz People | The Star Online

Eyeing the SME segment, Leaderonomics, a social enterprise focusing on leadership development, is offering online employee development courses for SMEs that are affordable, localised and convenient. WITH its new e-learning platform for human resource development set to launch on March 9, Leaderonomics believes it can now offer SMEs a new way of developing their employees on a similar scale to big corporations - but with significantly less investment.

Oxford goes online

Ever since the advent of the Internet into the academic sphere of India, things have taken unanticipated turns - on the one side there is a whole new world of online learning, reading and discussion forums; and, on the other, there is a prospective market and players catering to growing demands.

Why higher ed should be concerned about "education deserts" - eCampus News

It's the same concept that applies to food deserts: because travel to another source is not possible, and local access is limited, mostly rural area populations cannot obtain affordable, quality food. Now switch food to education and the concept is fairly clear.

4 reasons why you should consider online education for your child |

It's no secret that education is vital in today's world. More and more employers are requiring their applicants to have some sort of education. In fact, according to a study done by Georgetown University, 65 percent of jobs by the year 2020 will require at least some sort of college experience.

How Online Degree Programs Factor into Higher Ed's Future

Central Ohio colleges and universities are upping the ante on eLearning and distance education. A look at how online degree programs factor into higher ed's future. The Internet has disrupted every sector, and higher education is no exception. Online programs are changing the way students earn degrees at brick-and-mortar colleges and universities.

Yarbrough: Public education proponents need to tell their story

I had the privilege of speaking to several hundred educators in Atlanta last week. I was there to talk about my experiences as a member of the Education Reform Commission, but as is my wont, I soon deviated from the purpose for which I had been invited to speak and into uncharted waters.

Q&A with Anant Agarwal, speaker at ignitED conference and CEO of edX

Stanford Pre-Education Society held its annual ignitED conference on undergraduate education on Feb. 6. Anant Agarwal M.S. '84 and Ph.D. '87, CEO of edX, an online education platform, spoke at the event through Skype. edX, founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider that offers online courses from universities around the world.

Special Edition: Executive Education

Spurred by technology and shaped by market forces, executive education continues to evolve and change. Take online education, for instance. Online learning has been around for a while, but the once quite traditional forum of executive education has now opened its doors wide to tech-enabled delivery.

The Song Foundry Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Offer Free online Songwriting Education - Press Release Rocket

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Early education pays dividends : Rutland Herald Online

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 28 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 28 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Cisco to collaborate with Edugild to support edtech startups - The Economic Times

PUNE: Cisco has come together with Edugild, India's first edtech accelerator, to explore opportunities in supporting startups in this space. Sanjay Kaul, managing director-India and SAARC, Cisco, said that Cisco would possibly take on board any of the startups that was working in a space relevant to what the company does.

As a Course Creator, You Need These eLearning Tips

Through eLearning, trainers enjoy the benefits of being able to effectively and efficiently teach trainees what they need to know. One of the key challenges with course material on your LMS is finding a way to gain the attention of your students. Below are a few resources to help you keep learners engaged and growing.

The Ultimate Mobile Learning Video Production Studio | Litmos Blog

Earlier this year I attended CES2016 (Read more here, and here.) and discovered some very cool new tech. One of my favorites was not ready to ship until February. And once it arrived I was not disappointed. The Training and Development industry talks a lot about mobile learning in the sense that mobile devices are ...

Top 10 E-Learning Software Tools for Complete Online Teaching

A proficient carpenter uses a set of tools to create frames for new houses, install kitchen furniture and do other important work to make the house of your dream. Building an e-Learning course is just like constructing a house: The right choice of tools determines the final result, and actually the future life of the people living in that house.

Amazon to offer potential online education

Amazon advances to promote educational opportunities for its workers. Like many other major corporations such as McDonald's with its Hamburger University and Apple with it's Apple University, Amazon has potential to create its own educational program. These company education systems help inspire workers to continue their education through the big companies themselves.

Why elearning can be the future of education: 15 effective EdTech tools for students

When you imagine a classroom, what do you see? It's likely that you conjure up an image of students sitting in desks, looking at a teacher. Perhaps the teacher is at a white board. While this is certainly a fair depiction of a classroom, a new picture is coming into focus.

Wendy Lecker: Removing humans from education

Tufts reading and child development expert Maryanne Wolf is among those who raise concerns about emphasizing learning on a computer before rigorous research tells us how online learning may change brain circuitry. A longitudinal study of diverse California high schools confirmed previous research that students who feel connected to their teachers improve academically, engage in less risky behavior, and are more likely to complete high school.

As a Course Creator, You Need These eLearning Tips

Through eLearning, trainers enjoy the benefits of being able to effectively and efficiently teach trainees what they need to know. One of the key challenges with course material on your LMS is finding a way to gain the attention of your students. Below are a few resources to help you keep learners engaged and growing.

Universities ramp up their free online courses

Australian universities are making a global push into free online education with nearly 50 courses either scheduled or under way with the major international massive open online course providers. The University of Queensland (UQ) leads the way with 15 courses on offer through US massive open online course (MOOC) provider edX.

Wharton launches new online learning opporutnities

Founding a successful startup may soon be as possible for anyone with a computer as it is for ambitious Penn undergraduates. On Feb. 9, Wharton launched two new specializations on Coursera, an online learning platform offering users virtual courses taught by top professors all over the world for a fee.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 27 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 27 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

What WALL E Teaches Us About Adaptive and Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

One hundred years from now, Earth is an epic wasteland of French fry containers, water bottles and other remnants of mankind's consumerism. Humans have evacuated on a starship, leaving behind an army of robots to clean up the planet. So goes the plot of WALL-E, a lighthearted, animated film

4Med Presents New Interactive Online Education at the HIMSS16 Conference

4Medapproved is returning to the HIMSS conference in 2016 to highlight their professional online training and certifications in healthcare IT and compliance areas including MU/MACRA/MIPS, HIPAA and ICD-10, among others. Courses are designed to meet the needs of busy healthcare management and HIT professionals with online practical lessons that apply to real-world health IT and compliance issues.

Virtual Education in Conflict Zones

Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, is United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and Chair of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity. LONDON - Educating refugees and children in conflict zones is one of the biggest challenges facing the international community.

5 Tips for Applying to Online MBA Programs

While the application processes for traditional and online MBA programs are generally the same, the applicant pool usually differs, experts say. Applying to online MBA programs requires just as much time and effort as applying to traditional programs, experts say.

Online Teacher-Coaching Services on the Rise

To help hone their skills and improve their classroom practice, a growing number of teachers are getting help from virtual-coaching services, according to a story in the Hechinger Report this week. More startups and education nonprofits are developing professional-development programs that combine face-to-face interaction and online training, both for new teachers struggling with classroom management and veteran teachers looking to provoke deeper thinking from students.

How to make the most of online learning

19 February 2016 - With increasing pressure on individuals to arrange their own professional development rather than rely on corporate training programmes, many are turning to distance learning to improve their career prospects Guest blogger Dr Demetra Katsifli The University of Bradford School of Management has stood shoulder to shoulder with the world's traditional business school leaders but its MBA programme, however, is anything but traditional.

Is the Traditional College Education an Endangered Species? - Knowledge@Wharton

MIT electrical engineering and computer science professor Anant Agarwal was a guest on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" a few years ago. He told host Stephen Colbert about his online learning site, edX, saying, "You can take these great courses from MIT, from Harvard ... and it's free."

Harvard Launches Free Online Class To Promote Religious Literacy

Sales of the Quran skyrocketed in the United States following 9/11. Perhaps it was a search for answers, or a desire to parse out certain stereotypes, that made some people turn to the Muslim holy text.

Microsoft Launches Online Portal to Help Teachers Utilize Popular Web Game in the Classroom

Microsoft has launched Gold Mine, an online portal dedicated to helping teachers utilize the popular web game Minecraft in the classroom. Referred to as an educational approach to motivate student learning by using video game design and game elements in learning environments, Gamification is a popular buzzword in education today.

Tips on How to Create an Effective e-Learning Course -

An e-Learning course should be compelling whether you have a global audience or a small group of learners. In the last 10 years we have seen a growth in the use of e-Learning not just for education sector but also a learning technology for company employees.

Momenta Learning No. 26 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 26 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Study suggests high school students hold negative views of online education

Most college-bound high school students are concerned about the quality of online education, but many say they are open to the idea of taking some of their courses online, a new study shows.

Explore the Pros, Cons of Gamification in Online Education

For gamification to be effective, students need to view it as a serious form of learning, experts say. In his online course on ethical decision-making, Greg Andres, a philosophy lecturer at the University of Waterloo in Canada, has students compete for the top spot on the class' leader board.

Designing for Different Online Learners

Although truly engaging courses employ many different features, for example, great visual design and even better storytelling , an often overlooked consideration for learning designers is that there are, in fact, different types of online learners. And no, we're not talking about the much-publicised different learning styles , a theory that has now been debunked due to lack of evidence .

​Exploring social presence: Why sharing your stats could make or break your goals

Have you ever paused your run early as you're getting tired so your average mile looks faster? Or "forgotten" to log that extra cookie in MyFitnessPal to stay under your daily goal? Or pushed that extra bit harder in your workout because you know the stats will be sent to your Twitter feed automatically?

Not All Online Schools Are An A+

Anchorage, Alaska - February 17, 2016 - The Federal Trade Commission is filing charges against two groups of suspected diploma mills that charge anywhere from $135 to $349 for a useless high school diploma. Last month, Better Business Bureau Northwest's Scam Tracker received a complaint from a student who was concerned that an online high school was a scam.

Specialist trains faculty in cutting-edge teaching practices

KOKOMO, Ind. - Chérie Dodd teaches the teachers, helping faculty develop classes that engage students and incorporate the latest technology to enrich the classroom experience. As an instructional strategies specialist in Indiana University Kokomo's Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CTLA), she offers one-on-one assistance for faculty, helping them implement cutting edge instructional strategies as they design new courses and enhance current classes.

eLearning on limited resources - The NonProfit Times

Even as the use of technology becomes more essential to everyday nonprofit operations, many small association leaders find themselves struggling to keep up to get the most out of the technology. During the recent ASAE 2015 Technology Conference & Expo, Allison Hamrick of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), Micah Jordan of the National [...]

In-Person Interaction Beats Online Education for Financial Wellness

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, click the "Reprints" link at the bottom of any article. In-person interactions are much more impactful for clients than online education in achieving financial wellness, according to Liz Davidson, CEO of Financial Finesse.

How a 'Syllabus Commons' Could Change Higher Education

In late January, I was part of a group of scholars at Columbia and Stanford Universities who unveiled the Open Syllabus Explorer - an online tool that aggregates data from over one million syllabi collected from college and university websites.

Fern's project - Designing E-Learning for Health - The University of Nottingham

Throughout the course you will hear about a project to design and develop an E-learning resource led by Dr Fern Todhunter from the University of Nottingham's School of Health Sciences. The subject of the E-learning resource is understanding the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Professional Practice which is a set of professional standards for all nurses and midwives in the UK.

Momenta Learning No. 25 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 25 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

8 Ways to Use Online Learning in the Classroom

By Stacy Zeiger As most educators will agree, technology has changed the way teachers teach and students learn. While, in many cases, the actual content has not changed, the method of delivery has. This is particularly true when it comes to online learning.

Your Industry News | E-Learning Business adapts to suit current climate

E-Learning Business adapts to suit current climate AN ABERDEEN BASED E-LEARNING BUSINESS has launched their new website today reflecting their understanding of the change in the current economic climate. electra, a provider of e-learning and training solutions offer 4 key services in their portfolio; Custom e-Learning Solutions, Systems & Application Training, Learning Consultancy and Business Communications.

Is Online Learning The Future Of Education?

In recent years, online learning has become a huge topic of interest. Although when it was first introduced online learning - or e-learning - was met with a significant amount of skepticism, both students and teachers are currently embracing the power of the internet when it comes to education.

Smartphone studies: LSM launches mobile-based MBA course

The London School of Marketing (LSM) has launched what it calls the world's first MBA course that students can study on their smartphones. The course uses an online platform that offers students direct access to tutors and learning materials via their mobile device, allowing them to study whenever and wherever they want, regardless of location.

Can online training bridge the big data skills gap?

The amount of data generated in the enterprise today is staggering and organizations continue to struggle to find the talent to collect, maintain and analyze it. In 2014, a study by Wanted Analytics found that demand for computer programmers with a background in data grew 337 percent, but that out of the 332,000 computer programmers in America, only 4 percent had the necessary skillsets.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are courses offered online across the world with no charge for learners. The courses offer content at the college and university level, but do not offer credit. They make extensive use of short video lectures, often by leading professors, supplemented by online assignments and assessment and peer-to-peer discussion.

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DURHAM - New Hampshire Public Television and Learniverse LLC have partnered together to create a free online video learning program that encourages young children to get into science, technology, engineering and math. Those involved with the project say that STEM studies are a key to success for children today.

Online learning can work if universities just rethink the design of their courses

Early attempts by universities to put their courses online haven't been hugely successful so far in terms of generating strong grades and engagement. Both the government and universities are concerned about the impact of publicly supported students dropping out of online courses.

Databricks Launches Free Community Edition As Companion To Free Online Spark Courses

Databricks, the commercial company created from the open source Apache Spark project, announced the release of a free Community Edition today aimed at teaching people how to use Spark - and as an adjunct to the free online courses (MOOCs) it created last year.

Wisconsin's First Career Technical Education Online School Opens

Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new school has partnered with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 (Operating Engineers) and Fox Valley Technical College to offer first ever Career and Technical Education-focused online high school. Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin (WIDCA) is a tuition-free online public charter school open to students statewide in grades 9 - 12.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 24 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 24 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Keep on learning: Winter E-Camp engages students during break

Ian McGuire, a student at Edwards Middle School, works on an art project in the Art Around the World in 4 Days class Tuesday at the Winter E-Camp, held this week at the Rockdale Career Academy in Conyers. During this week's break for Rockdale County Public Schools, 84 students are continuing their learning through the camp's many enrichment activities.

NAFSA E-LEARNING SEMINAR: Interpreting and Responding to Travel Warnings in Education Abroad

Online Course on the Primary Prevention Component of the SABG

This course provides information on the statutory, regulatory, and programmatic requirements of Subtance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) primary prevention component. Primary prevention is a required component of the SABG. Grantees must spend no less than 20% of their SABG allotment on substance abuse primary prevention strategies.

How to Escape the Student Loan Debt Crisis: Online College Degrees

When the stock market had its epic 2008 collapse, millions of Americans angrily questioned how something so outrageous could occur without the media giving it much notice.

MIT, Boeing, NASA, and edX to launch online architecture and systems engineering program

MIT is collaborating with Boeing and NASA to develop a four-part online, certificate-based program: "Architecture and Systems Engineering: Models and Methods to Manage Complex Systems." Delivered by MIT Professional Education via the edX platform, the courses will marry the research and knowledge of MIT's world-renowned faculty with lessons and case studies in industry and government from Boeing and NASA professionals.

Indiana first in nation to launch education program for cybercrimes

Published: INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana State Police Department is starting a statewide effort to educate young people about cyber victimization. State police announced the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children program on Monday morning. Indiana already has a unit to investigate Internet crimes against children.

University of Phoenix Tries to Hush Haters With a Wry Rendition of 'If I Only Had a Brain'

After a brutal few years, the University of Phoenix is ready to rise from the ashes. The largely online, for-profit school is trying to turn its struggling business around-while fighting negative perceptions of its programs-with a glossy ad blitz, one of its historic strengths.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to offer hunter education class

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct the skill session of the Missouri Department of Conservation Hunter Education Class.

Young Pushes Availability Of Online, Blended Learning

ALBANY - In a world increasingly dependent on technology, a local lawmaker believes education is heading in the same direction. State Sen.

Tech fair spotlights digital learning - Warwick Beacon

Sixth graders at Warwick Neck Elementary became the teachers last Thursday as the school celebrated Digital Learning Day with a "tech fair." The national digital learning day is actually celebrated on Feb. 17, but because schools will be on February vacation, Warwick Neck decided to host theirs a week early.

Momenta Learning No. 23 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 23 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

International Education News l The PIE News l US: Distance learning enrolments up despite for-profit drop

The not-for-profit private sector experienced "tremendous growth" in the number of students enrolled on distance learning courses - those that do not require students to come onto campus to learn - between 2012 and 2014, up 26% to 960,751 students, contrasting starkly with a 10% drop to 961,173 students on these courses run by for-profit companies over the same period.

Learning the fundamentals of animal nutrition

Animal nutrition can be a complex subject. To help shed light on some of the basics, the IGP Institute at Kansas State University will present online training this spring through its Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition course.

Why An On-Campus Experience Is More Valuable Than You Think

The professional and personal benefits of having a college degree in the 21st century are undeniable. Service members and veterans working multiple jobs while raising families see the value in devoting time and money to higher education. Unfortunately, they don't always consider applying to brick-and-mortar campuses because of a flurry of misconceptions regarding the experience and outcome of an online education.

Stephen Fry's new startup is a Pinterest for education

Mr Fry, who has made educational documentaries in the past, said: "At a time when it is easy to lose faith in an online world that seems to centre around trolling, bullying, hating, trivialising and belittling, it is worth remembering the incredible power of the internet to inform and educate, lucidly and entertainingly.

Cannabis Training Institute Announces Two New eLearning Tracks for Marijuana Dispensary Safety & Medical Cannabis Education - Investing News Network

The Cannabis Training Institute (CTI) announced the launch of two new eLearning tracks: Dispensary Workers Health & Safety Training and Medical Cannabis Training. According to the press release: The Health & Safety Training track includes both a Dispensary Workers Health and Safety course and a Substance Abuse and Cannabis Course.

New online course launched to help maintain ships' pipework

A new global training course is being launched to support the effective identification, inspection and maintenance of ship's piping. 'Pipeline Inspection' has been developed using the expertise of The Standard Club in loss prevention and based on the guidelines developed with RINA Services.

Simplifying Variables for Better E-Learning | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

Want to build better elearning experiences? Want to add game mechanics like achievements, levels, and points to your courses? If so, now's the time to learn about variables and how they help build better elearning. At a recent workshop on variables, I asked one attendee what she learned.

Developing Quality eLearning at the Speed of Sound

Quick eLearning development isn't a new idea, but it is a topic of constant conversation. As instructional designers are pushed to create content faster and deadlines are moved up, the concept of creating courses at the speed of sound becomes more commonplace. But how can you prevent a "course factory?"

New Lockout/Tagout E-Learning Course from MasteryTCN

Violations related to the controls of hazardous energy make OSHA's list of most frequently violated standards for 2015. Violations related to the control of hazardous energy make OSHA's list of most frequently violated standards for 2015. Controlling hazardous energy can prevent injuries and save lives, which is why energy control or lockout/tagout programs are required by OSHA.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 22 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 22 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

4 Steps to Build New Habits & Hit Your Goals

By Katharina CavanoBusiness2Community 45% of Americans make a New Year's Resolution each year....and only 8% of them are actually successful in achieving those resolutions. Before you lose all hope of attaining your resolution, we're sharing some of our tips and tricks on building powerful (and healthy) habits and hold yourself accountable on all those goals you set for yourself, from the simple to the lofty.

The retailing of online education courses in India

E-commerce is an industry which, over the course of last few years, has changed the way we shop, eat, travel, network and, possibly very soon, learn. India is a young nation with more than 65% of its population below 35 years of age.

Amazon Education to Launch New Website for Open Education Resources - Market Brief

Amazon Education is working on a new platform that will allow schools to upload, manage, share, and discover open education resources from a home page that in some ways resembles the one shoppers are accustomed to accessing on the massive online retailer's website.

EdTech: Why Employers From Google To Goldman Sachs Are Warming To Moocs

Mooc maker Udacity partnered Google, Facebook, Amazon, GitHub and AT&T When Moocs - massive open online courses - first exploded onto the scene, their value to employers was a point of contention for business schools.

eLearning course drop-out rates on the rise

The drop-out rate in eLearning courses with multiple sessions is on the rise, with a large number of participants taking the first session or two only to abandon it completely, according to Elliot Masie, Masie Productions CEO and founder of The Learning Consortium.

Interactive video, the next step in OSH e-Learning

Online e-Learning is an established form of health and safety training, it's promoted as being cost effective and importantly, for compliance, you can provide proof via a Learning Management System (LMS) that trainees have logged onto the course and passed the test. This test is often little more than some straightforward multiple choice questions.

eLearning is changing as we know it - but how?

Hybrid learning, the convergence of processes, uptake of cloud-based solutions, and development of analytics are key trends impacting eLearning, according to Technavio, the market research provider. Technavio defines an emerging trend as something that has potential for significant impact on the market and contributes to its growth or decline.

Growing Adoption of New Digital Learning Models to Drive the Education Technology Market in Europe Through 2019, Says Technavio | Business Wire

Technavio analysts forecast the education technology market in Europe to post a CAGR of more than 10% and exceed USD 64 billion in revenue by 2019, ac

Will Video-Based Learning Kill the LMS?

Technology has affected learning professionals for many decades. In the early days, we had slide projectors so we built plastic foils to draw and explain ideas. Then came PCs, and we built slide presentations with graphics and charts for learning. With the CD-ROM, we built interactive graphics, full-motion video and gamified learning.

Brain's mistakes provide insight for human & machine learning - The Tartan

Brain-machine interfaces are devices that allow their subjects to control external devices using only their thoughts. Using these interfaces, a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon has found that the brain makes mistakes because its conception of the world isn't always an accurate depiction of how the world really works.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 21 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 21 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Education may play a big role in reducing dementia risk

This study provides the strongest evidence till date that a more educated population and better cardiovascular health are helping to bring about a decline in new dementia cases over the time. The study has found that the risk of developing dementia is declining for people having at least a high school education.

Global Corporate E-learning Market Growth of 11.41% CAGR by 2020 - Analysis, Technologies & Forecast Report 2016-2020 - Key Vendors: Oracle, SAP & Skillsoft - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--()-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the"Global Corporate E-learning Market 2016-2020" report to their offering. The report forecasts the global corporate e-learning market to grow at a CAGR of 11.41% during the period 2016-2020. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global corporate e-learning market for the period 2016-2020.

Versal launches collaborative peer-to-peer eLearning platform for enterprises

The e-learning platform authoring solution designed to foster collaborative training and accelerate employee-driven learning. Versal co-founder and CEO Gregor Freund said: "For many companies, improving their L&D efforts can be as simple as unlocking the knowledge that already exists within various teams. The Versal platform makes it easy to pool the company's collective expertise and build a curriculum of interactive courses to facilitate knowledge-sharing across the organisation."

E-change for the better has business booming

ABE Udy started to decentralise his audio company "before it was cool". Mr Udy moved his one-man operation, Abe's Audio, from country South Australia to Devonport in the early 2000s, and in about 2009 he started to hire staff based all over Australia.

The effectiveness of e-learning in pediatric medical student education

The effectiveness of e-learning in pediatric medical student education SHORT COMMUNICATION 1Department of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA; 2Children's Hospital, Omaha, NE, USA; 3 Office of Medical Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA Abstract Background : Electronic learning allows individualized education and may improve student performance.

Noticias sobre el e-learning

Noticias sobre el e-learning, by Liliana Luna Gomez: La formación en un mundo digital

Making Personal Connections through Online Learning

Before I started teaching online, I probably would have agreed with those who said that online teaching didn't work but after teaching online for over a year now, I am blown away with the connections that I am able to make every single day with my students.

Online learning data reveals interesting findings - OLC

Online learning data reveals interesting findings eCampusNews | February 11, 2016 - Final Online Report Card highlights switch in enrollments for specific institutions; shows that if online learning hasn't happened yet, it probably won't.

Scaling Online Learning: Obstacles on the Way to the Summit

Co-written with Matthew Prineas | Vice Provost and Dean of The Undergraduate School, University of Maryland University College - Why Economies of Scale? Why Now? Unlike most industries, higher education has largely failed to take advantage of economies of scale to gain efficiencies.

People who don't spend 5 hours a week online learning will make themselves obsolete, says AT&T CEO

Adapt, or else, is apparently the new marching orders for employees of AT&T. Faced with competition from not just from Verizon and Sprint, but also Google and Amazon, the telecommunications giant is working aggressively to make sure its employees catch up and get ahead of the changing technology of the times.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 20 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 20 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Terry's enthusiasm for progressive learning returns him to college.

I work in the rapidly changing world of technology, in which innovation and imagination are absolute necessities. If I'm not progressing, I'm standing still! Learning new skills opens doors and presents opportunities that I may not otherwise have known existed. I have a love of learning and exploration. As Prof.

Is Your LMS Really Working?

Over the past 20 years, cognitive science has identified specific techniques that help learners' brains efficiently and effectively encode, store and retrieve information from memory. While there are a handful of learning technologies that embrace cognitive science and demonstrating improvements in every measure of learning efficacy, the vast majority of e-learning solutions have yet to incorporate this science.

Online Database on District Blended Learning Models Offered for Schools, Vendors - Market Brief

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog In an effort to help schools explore blended learning, a think tank has created an updated online nationwide database of schools using the strategy, in the hope that educators will communicate and learn from one another.

Newsbyte: SAP Celebrates 1 Million Online Learning Enrollments on the openSAP Platform, Launches Three New Courses

February 11, 2016 -- WALLDORF, Germany, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP NEWSBYTE SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced more than 1 million enrollments on the openSAP platform just three years after the launch of the educational offering that delivers online courses.

Udemy Thinks It's Cracked the Future of Online Education

More President Obama Taps John B. King For Secretary of Education Why U.S. Science Teachers Struggle to Teach Climate Change On the advice of my new writing instructor, I'm penning this story with a focus on clarity, eliminating what he calls "fuzzy thinking."

Asia's best learning management systems

At the HR Vendors of the Year Awards 2015, Skillsoft and PageUp dominated the category of Best Learning Management Systems throughout several markets in Asia. At the HR Vendors of the Year Awards in Singapore however, Workday was also a popular choice for HR leaders in the nation, and was awarded the silver award in a tie with PageUp.

E-Learning: Technology changing the culture of the classroom

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Long gone are the days when computer labs in schools were only used for research and testing, when students' classroom tools consisted only of textbooks, pencils and papers. Technology is now prominent in classrooms across the country, including here in the Hoosier state.

Three reasons why online learning is perfect for mums - Talented Ladies Club

Want to increase your knowledge, skills and qualifications? Read three reasons why online learning is the perfect solution for busy mums. Desperate to take your career up a level, but need more qualifications first? Want to start a new business but need training? Or just want to increase your knowledge and learn new skills?

BSE Institute launches online financial education platform

Read more about BSE Institute launches online financial education platform on Business Standard. BSE institute, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bombay Stock Exchange, today launched its online platform 'bsevarsity.Com' to promote education in the field of financial markets. The platform would offer finance courses and learning and aims to bring

College of Engineering and Computer Science launches online graduate degree

Syracuse University's College of Engineering and Computer Science has announced a partnership with 2U Inc. to launch Engineering@Syracuse, an online graduate degree program. The College of Engineering and Computer Science has joined the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the Martin J.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 19 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 19 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

New Forklift Operation E-Learning Course Helps Get to the Point of Safety

According to OSHA, there were 47 deaths in 2015 attributed to forklift accidents on the job. MasteryTCN's new training course, "Safe Forklift Operation: To The Point," provides safety training to help fulfill OSHA training requirements put in place to help prevent workplace accidents, including fatalities.

Learning Technologies 2016: Five ways to improve L&D - Personnel Today

"If you could start a new L&D function from scratch, with all the tools available to you now, what would you do?" That was the question posed by Donald Taylor, chairman of the Learning Technologies 2016. The conference then provided many ideas for L&D professionals looking to answer that question.

Online learning data reveals interesting findings - eCampus News

Online learning enrollment may be up across the board, but one type of institution is climbing up the online enrollment ladder at a breakneck pace; and some institutions may be giving up on online learning before they start.

How the internet is changing higher education as we know it

Over the past two decades, the internet has made it possible for anyone, anywhere to pursue an affordable degree, for adults to continue their education in efforts to remain productive, and for universities to reach a greater number of people who want to learn, according to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).

10 Ways to Fail When Creating an Online Program | Technology and Learning

The best part of my job is the opportunity to work with folks at the beginning of planning an online learning program. Whether these colleagues are from my own institution, or from a peer institution, I always say the same 10 things. 10 Ways to Fail When Creating A New Online Program: #1.

Becoming a Blended Learning Designer - Online MOOC - University of Central Florida

" Back to Announcements Description: Blended learning, the strategic combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences, is growing in popularity in both K-12 and higher education settings. Like its predecessors, the BlendKit Course was designed by faculty at UCF to explore the basis for blended learning and then guide participants with best practices and steps for constructing a successful blended experience.

Online learning knows no boundaries

"The best poetic moments are moments when you're allowed to reside in the moment without looking to the future," - Jonathan Bates, University of Warwick. In the past year I've learned, firsthand, the value of online education. It started out when I took a course in Developmental Psychology for credit through Athabasca University.

UCSF, British Medical Journal Launch Global eLearning Portal for Researchers

UC San Francisco has partnered with the British Medical Journal on a new e-learning platform designed to train physicians, health care workers and students around the world in conducting and publishing clinical research. Dubbed Research to Publication, the platform is aimed at early-stage researchers and institutions from developing countries that lack the infrastructure to provide clinical research and public health training.

How to keep learners inspired with multi-device games and video

An interactive webinar for learning professionals will outline how the latest innovations in multi-device elearning technology can be used to keep learners inspired and challenged. Sponge UK will be exploring the multi-device learning landscape and showing how organisations can benefit from the clever and creative use of games and video that work on any device.

Trivantis | Download Free eLearning eBooks

Download our free eLearning 101: A Practical Guide eBook to learn all the basics to eLearning that you will need to get started.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 18 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 18 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Transformational Technology in Higher Education Attendees to Explore Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Wearable Technologies and More

Higher-ed tech decision makers will explore new and emerging technologies when they attend the Transformational Technology in Higher Education conference March 24 - 25 in Denver. Attendees will follow this rapidly evolving environment which is vital in developing and sustaining a culture of innovation that accelerates positive change within and beyond institutions.

Working in the Invisible? Find Your eLearning "Idea Canvas" by Bucky J. Dodd : Learning Solutions Magazine

The majority of our work in eLearning design is performed in the invisible: discovering what is in the minds of subject matter experts and translating it into solutions. This requires finding a way to make our practices visible. The solution? An idea canvas: a shared language for modeling learning environments.

Free E-Learning Template: Timeline & Process Interaction | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

Here's a free elearning template I created for a recent workshop. I used it to highlight a few key production tips, which you'll find below. The free template includes three interactions: two timelines and one process interaction. Click here to view an example of the free template.

US professors aren't getting any more accepting of online learning-but students definitely are

Online education comes with plenty of drawbacks. The cons tend to amplify when schools try to integrate e-learning into a broader bricks-and-mortar college experience: Students are said to get bored, learn less, or absorb only a portion of the intellectual atmosphere they'd find in physical classrooms. Despite all that, online learning as part of university programs-also known as distance learning-has managed to...

Pearson Announces 2016 Online Learning Excellence Award Recipients

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2016 Today, during its 16th annual Cite Online Learning Conference, Pearson announced this year's online learning excellence award recipients honoring K-20 educators and administrators who are making significant contributions in online education.

Pioneering a New Frontier in Online Education (Twice)

Yoram Neumann and Edith Neumann While holding leadership positions at several institutions of higher learning in the early 1990s, we developed a unique vision for a new online university based on the Robust Learning Model, a holistic approach to learning derived from our own published research.

Emotions, Learning, and the Brain: Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience, by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Luna Centifanti on the important role that emotions play in our ability to assimilate knowledge

BMJ collaborates with UCSF on e-learning program for researchers

BMJ, a global healthcare knowledge provider, has joined forces with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a world leader in biomedical research, to provide self-study online modules for doctors and healthcare researchers to develop their research skills and become published authors. Research to Publication is an e-learning programme for doctors, researchers and students everywhere.

Here's What to Look for in an Online Learning Platform

Posted by Julee Ho on February 10, 2016. Options abound for companies looking for an online learning platform to support their elearning program. That's the good news. The difficult part for anyone responsible for building online courses comes when it's time to select the right option for your unique requirements.

7 Ways to Tap Into Learner Creativity through E-Learning

Creative people have more fun. They come up with new ideas and with new ways of doing things; they are often willing to take more risks. They are the artists, the writers, the researchers, the social changers, and the inventors. They are that "crazy" relative who always enjoys life so much.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 17 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 17 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Bed Bug University Launches Three-Part E-Learning Module - PCT - Pest Control Technology

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - BedBug University has expanded its educational training to include a three-part e-learning module for pest management professionals. The online training series, designed for pest management professionals, features three 30-minute training modules on the following topics: bed bug biology and behavior; treatment tools and protocols; and the importance of monitoring.

It Starts With Support: 22Miles Debuts New Digital Signage eLearning Wiki System |

SILICON VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - February 09, 2016) - 22Miles announces the introduction of a new internet based Digital Signage Wiki self-service Learning System that trains and supports designers using 22Miles Publisher Pro Digital Signage Software.

Why Ideological Diversity Might Be a Strength Of the EdTech Profession | Technology and Learning

Hypothesis 1: The higher ed technology profession is more politically / ideologically diverse than the higher ed workforce as a whole. Hypothesis 2: This political diversity is a source of strength. What do you think? As a social scientist, I wish that i had some data to support or refute these hypotheses.

New E-learning Module: Basics of Radiation and Radiation Emergencies

By Nicole Jawerth, Office of Public Information and Communication Did you know that radiation was all around us? Or that lost radioactive sources were among the most common types of radiation emergencies? Get the facts about radiation and radiation emergencies by checking out the IAEA's new online learning module.

Why The Future of Work is Collaborative | Litmos Blog

If you look at what's changing in the organizational landscape, the overarching challenge is agility, the ability to adapt faster. What's emerging as a consensus for success is that this comes from people working together in particular ways. So it's worthwhile exploring what those ways are, and what can be done to facilitate these outcomes.

Babson Study: Distance Education Enrollment Growth Continues

The 2015 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group in partnership with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Pearson, WCET, StudyPortals, and Tyton Partners, reveals the number of higher education students taking at least one distance education course in 2015 is up 3.9% over the previous year.

Survey: Even as Online Course Enrollment Rises, Institutional Support Shrinks -- Campus Technology

Research Even as online course registrations continue to rise, fewer academic leaders consider online learning critical to their "long-term" strategies or rate the learning outcomes in online education as equal or superior to face-to-face instruction, according to a new report from the Babson Survey Research Group.

3 Educational Trends That Will Change How You Hire in the Future

Join us in a city near you at Entrepreneur's Accelerate Your Business event series kicking off Feb 23. View cities and dates " The U.S. educational system and job market have a chicken-and-egg relationship: Do changes in the needs of the labor market determine the skills that schools teach?

Here's a Snapshot of Online Learning in 2015

Here's a Snapshot of Online Learning in 2015 The Babson Survey Research Group released its last annual survey of the online-education landscape on Tuesday. You can read its report on the survey here, and below are some of its key findings: The percentage of academic leaders who said online learning was critical to their institution's mission dropped from 71 percent, in 2014 - the highest ever - to 63 percent.

Study: Enrollment in Online Learning Up, Except at For-Profits

About 5.8 million students were enrolled in online courses in fall 2014, a 3.9 percent increase from the previous fall. ​The number of students taking online courses continued to increase in 2014, rising at a slightly faster rate than the prior year, according to a report released today.

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 Bühler 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.

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