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Saturday, February 20, 2016

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.

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