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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 32 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 32 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

First Coursera course offered by School of Music

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Miles The School of Music launched its first collaboration with online education platform Coursera, an online class entitled "Music and Social Action," at Sprague Hall on Monday. The course, taught by music lecturer and MacArthur Fellow Sebastian Ruth and filmed in part by the Yale Broadcasting Company, explores the roles and duties musicians have in society and how classical music can create social change.

Why Learning to Learn is More Important than Ever! | Litmos Blog

In memory of my friend, mentor, and colleague, Jay Cross, and his most recent campaign for Real Learning, I thought it appropriate to talk about learning to learn, or meta-learning. It was a passion we both shared, e.g. coming together to form the Meta-Learning Lab in the early 00's, and it has persisted in both ...

Syngenta offers online learning modules on Mural fungicide

A $5 Starbucks gift card will be given to the first 100 participants to complete all modules. | File photo Ornamental growers will have the opportunity from Syngenta to learn online about Mural fungicides in an in-depth, mobile web application.

Free On-Line Irish language Learning Resources

Everyone who has signed up to Líofa is entitled to a free on-line learning resource from Gaelchultúr. Usually this course would cost £120 to buy.

Bedford tests pilot plans for learning that's personalized

"If K-12 is the foundation of everything else in life, and we really believe that ... then what are we doing if ... we're not pushing that envelope to try to provide [students] all of the choice and empower them?" she said.

No High-Tech Shortcuts Can Replace Real Teaching

Here we go again. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has proposed major cuts to Connecticut's public colleges and universities — now under consideration by the General Assembly — and schools are scrambling. Faculty, staff, even entire campuses may be at risk — tuition hikes notwithstanding. As UConn President Susan Herbst recently said: "It's grim."

PTC Academic Program Delivers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for IoT Learning | PTC

NEEDHAM, MA - February 23, 2016 - PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that the PTC Academic Program has released a series of online courses available worldwide through Udemy, an established provider of MOOCs. These courses focus on general product development and business strategies associated with the IoT and include presentations, demos and use cases.

UNU-FLORES Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources

Dresden, 23 Feb. 16. - In the internet age, the supply of e-learning opportunities is abundant. There are numerous platforms and organizations offering an incomprehensible selection of courses. It is easy to believe that in this regard, there is something for everyone out there already.

3 Online Education Trends That Will Shape How You Hire In 2016

Four years after the first massive open online courses appeared, online learning is becoming part of the fabric of both student and professional life. 2016 will be a crucial year in the development of this powerful new tool.

Ohio's troubled online-education project investigated

The Ohio inspector general is investigating a troubled joint project by Ohio State University and the state Board of Higher Education to create a clearinghouse of online-learning materials. State lawmakers mandated the project during the administration of former Gov. Ted Strickland. An Ohio State spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the university is "aware of the investigation" and is cooperating.

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