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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 36 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 36 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Online College Helps People of All Ages

( -- March 2, 2016) -- By now, the debate about the usefulness of an online education should be well over. It is absolutely useful. That was easy. Unfortunately, the debate does not end there. It has morphed from a simple question of usefulness to a comparison of relative value with a traditional university education.


NEW YORK, March 2, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quality Matters (QM), a leader in quality assurance for online education, will hold its Regional Conference themed, "A Quality State of Mind," in New York City at Berkeley College on March 17 - 18, 2016. With a keynote presentation by MJ Bishop, EdD, Director of the William E.

E-book shows how to use an LMS to reduce staff turnover

While there are many reasons why workers leave their job - including corporate culture, salary level, flexibility, engagement and development opportunities - an LMS can help solve and improve most of these issues.

Could Slack Be the Next Online Learning Platform? (EdSurge News)

In 2013, Richard Saller, dean of Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences, argued that teaching the humanities online was nearly impossible. "The humanities have to deal with ambiguity [and] with multiple answers," he said, "My hunch is that the kinds of platforms that are available now ca

MOOCS: vital tools in education of the future - or over-hyped online fad?

When Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) first emerged around a decade ago - the term 'MOOC' itself first started to be used in 2008 - they were trumpeted as the future of learning. They would transform education by opening up courses to people all over the world.

Emerging e-learning technology and its impacts on child development - Dunya Blog

According to a report published in 2015 by International Telecommunication Union, 3.2 percent of the world's current population is connected to the globe of internet. Internet has made information accessible at anyplace anytime. It not only offers entertainment, but also serves as a source of education and learning.

Mitchell Schnurman: Online courses can help a résumé, but they don't always pay off

Can an online class change your career? That's the plan for Gail Herson Bruker, a 52-year-old who has primarily worked in childhood education and nonprofits. She wants to break into human resources management, so she spent about $1,500 on a program that teaches core principles and "situational judgment."

The Apples & Oranges of Online Learning

I'm sitting in the airport right now, about to board a 16 hour flight to Dallas before making my way to Austin for SXSWedu. I'm going to the conference with eyes wide open, it will take a lot to impress me in terms of buzz words and vendors, but there are some amazing people attending...

Educators embrace forces of change in online learning -

©David Bromley Business schools were braced for disaster less than five years ago, with the arrival of massive open online courses, or Moocs, and the platforms that hosted them. They had watched as the digital revolution upended the music industry's business model.

A balanced education: Students must learn to study online and off

With the rise in use of technology, managing screen time is key to good health By Makayla McGeeney mmcgeeney@ @MC_McGeeney on Twitter Posted: 03/06/2016 11:13:05 AM EST Updated: 03/06/2016 11:22:12 AM EST Related | Tips for parents in managing students' screen time Children and teenagers have around the clock access to electronic information and entertainment, from television to tablets, smartphones to laptops, and video game devices of all kinds.

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