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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 51 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 51 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Accessing Collaborative Online Learning with Mobile Technology in Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning

Using mobile devices in online collaborative learning models offers many potential advantages for students and faculty. However, while the technology can reduce costs and increase mobility for students, replacing traditional devices with mobile devices can result in a loss of functionality.

A Brief, Totally Sincere History of April Fools' Day

By Sarah KaplanThe Washington Post Some historians believe that April Fools' Day has its origins in ancient Rome, with a festival known as

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

I've spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, "education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

The Global Search for Education: Online Math Learning

The goal of DreamBox Learning's interactive online math tools and games is to help learners think for themselves and make sense of math. The software provider focuses on elementary and middle school math education with an innovative blending of games and personalized learning.

MIT Professional Education announces new online course on the Internet of Things

MIT Professional Education has announced the introduction of a new online course, Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World. Making its debut on April 12, this first-of-its-kind digital course will teach key IoT concepts including identification, sensors, localization, wireless protocols, data storage, and security.

4 Ways Online Education Programs Teach Real-World Skills

Online students can also discover how to write more professionally and set their own deadlines. I worked in an office where we communicated by interoffice email, and we interacted as though a part of an online community.

4 Features You Can Now Get by Paying for MOOCs

Some MOOCs offer a chance to earn course credit, such as in the Global Freshman Academy through edX and Arizona State University. ​Perceptions of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are evolving, experts say. While learners around the world turn to MOOCs for free information, some online students look to these courses to build additional skills that can boost their careers.

5 Tips to Help Your Kids Learn a Second Language Fast

Being bilingual has its benefits in this ever-changing and advancing world. So if you know some basics or you're fluent with another language, teaching this valuable skill to your kids as early as possible is a wise decision you can make as a parent today. Why?

How to Design Rock Star Online Learning Courses - GovDelivery

At some point everyone has to take a training course. New hire training, new technology trainings, new information - the list goes-on. But unfortunately most of the training that exists is extremely boring. And that means fewer people complete the trainings or properly retain the important knowledge therein.

Semantic Text Theme and Facet Generation in Collaborative Online Learning Environments

Online students' ability to collaborate with peers may lead to increased learning and positive attitude toward their learning. Given a need for more theoretical and practical work in this area, we sought to compare differences between high and low-collaboration groups in an assignment to determine if higher levels of collaboration lead to higher levels of semantic writing.

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