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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 54 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 54 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

'Stackable' Credential Options Rise in Online Education

"Stackable" degrees might also be a good option for those who aren't completely sure which type of credential to pursue, experts say. When David Anderton, who owns a Web​ development company based in London, decided he wanted more business knowledge​, he realized he didn't have the time to pursue a full-length master's degree program.

Study explores online learning trends at community colleges

Online courses have for years driven enrollment growth at community colleges, but as more students take their chances in the job market, institutions face new challenges to retain them, a new study found. During the height of the recent recession, community colleges saw double-digit percentage growth in their online courses, according to the Instructional Technology Council, which is affiliated with the American Association of Community Colleges.


The University of Florida community got its first glimpse earlier this month of a new 1,600-square-foot research space where faculty and students will study how to use technology to create effective and engaging online learning experiences.

Microsoft On Demand Courses and the benefits of online learning

Steve Brennan | 13 April 2016 In an earlier blog we discussed the Top 10 benefits of online learning courses. Our customers tell us every day about the tangible benefits of online courses.

Five Trends Driving The Growth Of Mobile Learning In Corporate Education

Mobile learning -- like mobile everything else -- is on the rise.

New ed tech companies eye branded learning

One new ed tech startup based in South Africa is focusing on short lectures online and compartmentalized learning modules sponsored by various brands. The goal of the partnership is to make the idea of e-learning more interesting to people who may not want to understand it.

10 ways Gamification can save Online Learning

When online learning became popular, a lot of businesses thought it would be a magic wand that could transform their training all by itself. Although online learning has many benefits, it's not as if you can switch over from instructor-led training and instantly reap the rewards.

Why Taking Courses in the Right Order Matters

By Erin Kelley-BannisterAcademic Advisor at American Public University One of the first bits of information you receive from the university is the course progression for your program. Taking courses in the recommended order helps you build a strong academic foundation, so you progress through your program with the academic knowledge you need to succeed in your classes.

Humanizing Online Learning

Keynote presentation at the University of Wisconsin Spring OPID Conference.

The challenge of gamification: advice on how to quickly create engaging learning

Gamification expert, Professor Karl M. Kapp said on the Google Hangout: "It's difficult to take the plunge. There can be a conservative corporate culture: what shall we gamify? How do I create it? There is hesitation about how to get started, but interest in it and it's going to grow."

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