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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 30 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 30 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

E-Learning for Millennials Goes Mobile with NHGO Live

Everything around workforce training and development must be mobile enough to consume it anywhere at anytime. Yet, there is a foundational need for people seeking direct interaction with an instructor. Sometimes this involves clarifying a particular question, or maybe you just enjoy being in a virtual room collaborating with other students.

Millennial workers require on-demand, on-the-job learning; microlearning meets the need - Smart Business Magazine

U.S. companies spend tens of billions annually on training, yet businesses large and small struggle with teaching employees the skills they need to do their jobs. One recent survey found 72 percent of respondents reported they needed to learn new skills, and more than a third said lack of skills is holding them back.

EdTech and 'All The Birds in the Sky' | Technology and Learning

By Charlie Jane Anders. Published in January of 2016. It was not until I read Charlie Jane Anders wonderful science fiction / fantasy novel All the Birds in the Sky that I understood the internal tension in our edtech profession. All the Birds in the Sky is a novel about the conflict between technology and nature.

NMAPC Launches Groundbreaking Online Training & Education Resource, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2016) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc. (NMAPC) -- which administers the National Maintenance Agreements (NMA), a widely used series of project labor agreements in the U.S. union construction and industrial maintenance industry...

How to make blended learning work

The way in which technology is introduced into a classroom can often mean the difference between calm and chaos. However, which one of these your school experiences depends firstly on how well your infrastructure and blended learning culture has been set up, Peter West, head of e-learning at St Stephens College (SSC), told The Educator.

E-learning can help save the environment

The United Nations recently published their global goals, and one of the main problems faced was climate change. The world was shocked when Chennai, Tamilnadu was effected by the worst flood in history! All because we did not care anymore for our only home, mother earth.

Business Skills E-learning Catalogue Recommended by ILM

Following a rigorous validation process, Learning Pool joined a select group of organisations to have its learning content recommended by ILM, the UK's leading provider of leadership, coaching and management qualifications. ILM Recommended is the quality mark used to recognise learning materials and resources that support excellence in leadership and management development.

GRCC hopes online orientation will improve student success rates - The Collegiate Live

Grand Rapids Community College is changing its approach to the online experience, by attempting to make it easier for students to utilize online courses. The Academic Governing Council is comprised of 51 faculty and 15 administrative members, who collaborate to find ways of improving communication and student involvement.

These Six EdTech Ventures Are Deploying Big Data To Improve Digital Business Education

© Henrik5000 A Harvard Business School MBA is launching an edtech venture that will utilize big data analytics to improve students' online learning. Ashwin Damera has teamed up with MIT Sloan School of Management, Columbia Business School, and Tuck School of Business to bring their world-leading content further into the digital realm.

Tech professionals looking to online tools after career breaks

You've completed your IT degree, got picked up by a cool company thanks to the ultra-efficient placement cell of your college. Within the first year of your employment, you get to hop continents and partake in offsite projects of your company. You come back after 18 months and are 'benched' till a new project comes along.

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