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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.

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