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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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