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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 49 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 49 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Tips for designing an online course from a NextGen Leader

Blended learning leaders discussed how administrators can effectively support their teachers in the transition to online learning at the 2016 CoSN annual conference. Michele Eaton spoke at the 2016 CoSN annual conference. Blended learning experts shouldn't be afraid to push other teachers into an online learning environment.

Create eLearning Identifies the Key Trends in Corporate e-Learning

Glasgow, United Kingdom, April 07, 2016 --( According to learning management system (LMS) producer, Create eLearning, user-generated content will be one of this year's key trends in corporate e-learning. Setting out its view in a recent blog post, Create eLearning claims that, while user-generated content (UGC) isn't new, new ways of using it are emerging.

State University System of Florida Standardizes Learning Management System -- Campus Technology

Online Learning Colleges and universities within the State University System of Florida can now opt-in to use Instructure's Canvas, an online learning management system (LMS), as part of the State University System's "2025 Strategic Plan for Online Education."

Libraries and Learning

Majorities of Americans think local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families pretty well and library users often outpace others in learning activities. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide Most Americans believe libraries do a decent job of serving the education and learning needs of their communities and their own families.

Schools slowly integrating online learning

(Calif.) The number of U.S. school districts turning to online learning and teaching resources jumped 13 percent this year, according to an annual survey that also recognizes innovative uses of technology to improve educational outcomes for students.

To Get Students to Focus, Some Professors Are Asking Them to Close Their Eyes

By Andrew Reiner The Washington Post On a rainy February afternoon, the ionic charge is palpable in Michelle Francl's physical chemistry class at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia. As Francl scribbles a mathematical equation for wave function that's projected on an overhead screen, students twirl ponytails, peck at keyboards and peek at their smartphones.

A SWOT Analysis of the MIT Online Learning Report | Technology and Learning

I've had a few days to think about the MIT Online Education report. While I'm (respectfully) critical of some of the content, I do feel that this is a potentially important document in our emerging learning science / organizational change discipline.

Adapting to Online Collaborative Learning

This is the first blog in a series on how to design, conduct, and assess an effective online collaborative learning program. Organizations need to adapt their learning and development practices to the technological advances and preferences of Millennials (born between 1981 and 1997).

Virtual Learning Options Can Help Students Graduate

Community Stakeholders met recently at NMSU to discuss how they can help more students graduate from high school. One session looked at how Las Cruces Public Schools' Virtual Learning options are helping more students graduate on time.

Can 'Learning Paths' Boost LinkedIn's Education Revenues?

When LinkedIn acquired the online learning portal at a valuation of $1.5 billion last year, the company expected the business to generate nearly $90 million in revenues for that year. While we estimate that this business will grow rapidly and account for a significant portion of the company's revenues [...]

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