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Monday, February 22, 2016

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.

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