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Friday, March 11, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 35 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 35 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental QuestionsPart 2

At the 2016 ATD TechKnowledge Conference, I hosted a session designed for people just getting started with e-learning. If you are just getting started yourself, you might be curious about many of the same issues. In the first installment of this two-part series, we reviewed some basic e-learning terminology and concepts questions that were asked during the session.

Grant Proposals Wanted To Study Online Education -- Campus Technology

Funding, Grants & Awards Academic Partnerships (AP) is now accepting applications for its spring 2016 Faculty Research Grants. Each spring and fall, the company that helps colleges and universities convert on-campus courses to online formats offers research grants - typically of $5,000 or less to faculty and staff at higher education institutions that are AP clients.

Are MOOCs the future of education?

Imagine if you could lay in bed all day, not have to talk to people, pick and choose what you want to learn, and still get an education at your own pace - for free. Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are kind of like that.

4 Ways to Ensure Your Work Skills Are Up-to-Date

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for job seekers over 50 is having the right skills to meet a prospective employer's needs.

20 (Inadequate) Ways of Talking About Learning, Technology and Higher Ed Change | Technology and Learning

How should we talk about our work at the intersection of learning, technology and higher ed change? What is the language of our practice? Here are 20 (inadequate) attempts to describe this (our) work: 1 - The practice of improving postsecondary student learning through systemic institutional improvements in pedagogical practices, technology integration, and enhanced educator support.

LC professors try out active learning teaching techniques

Gathered around a round table, the students weren't quite finished debating when the teacher called the class back to attention. In hushed tones, they tried to hash out a final answer on whether promoting critical thinking or building lifelong learners is the most important goal of teaching.

What Is E-Learning Anyway?

Lawmakers have had lengthy battles this session over teacher pay, South Dakota's funding formula, and a sales tax hike for education. Most of the money lawmakers are considering for public schools are mandated for teacher salaries, but a sliver of it is dedicated to increasing eLearning.

Is an online nursing degree right for you? | News

By Joanne Lavin, EdD (Content courtesy of CUNY School of Professional Studies) Online nursing degree programs, such as the RN to BS in Nursing degree offered by the CUNY School of Professional Studies, are as rigorous, informative and rewarding as those available on a traditional campus setting.

4 Things I Was Surprised to Learn During an Online Fashion Course | Teen Vogue

Here's what I was especially surprised and interested to learn during this course: The striped top (one of my wardrobe staples) was originally a sailor's uniform It became a fashion staple after inspiring French designers. There's a specific step-by-step guide to how a designer brings a collection to life from a mood board I learned every step through this course.

Fighting the nursing shortage with technology

Nurses are constantly in high demand. After all, people are always getting sick, and nurses are dedicated to helping their patients recover as quickly as possible. Right now, there are more than 3.1 million registered nurses in the United States, with about 84% of them actively employed in the nursing field.

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