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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 55 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 55 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning.

Learning software gets smart - at last

I just spent two days in Italy with analyst peers and the management of LMS (Learning Management System) vendor Docebo . It's funny how a lot of quiet time can help one focus on a topic. Here are my observations about the LMS space. In a second story, I'll discuss my thoughts about Docebo in particular.

Here's How Often You Should Really Switch Jobs

Job hopping is often viewed as a major red flag to prospective employers, but one highly successful businesswoman asserts that moving around every few years is a smart career move. Penelope Trunk, a self-described "serial entrepreneur" and the co-founder of online learning platform Quistic, made a strong case for frequent job hopping on her blog in 2007, and relayed the same sentiment in a recent interview with Fast Company.

How good a match is Web Development and Online Learning?

It's really worth noticing how are you polishing your web development skills if you are a programmer. Whoever has written a code in his life knows that you do not stop learning in programming. There are so many CMSs and the variation that they provide makes you to get familiar with at least two to begin with.

Research Reveals Student-Instructor Relationships Shape Online Learning Success

Taking courses online is a great way to meet the demands of work and family while still pursuing higher education. The problem is that too many students don't have a great experience with online classes, leading to low pass rates and academic consequences.

Online classes equal less learning

Not leaving home, sitting on the couch and class time whenever: all enticing facets of online classes. But is it all worth it? Online classes are an easy way to avoid the stress of creating a cohesive class schedule and getting to campus. It can seem like a miracle when searching for a class and...

Designing for Online Collaborative Learning

This is the second post in series on how to design, conduct, and assess an effective online collaborative learning program. The first installment of this series looked at why collaborative learning is an important instrument in the L&D professional's toolbox. Now, let's take a closer look at specific design elements of collaborative learning.

Why online learning is better than in-person learning

Making changes to education is no simple task. Deviations from traditional learning models are often met with resistance, while introducing new technologies or methods often rely on systemic change. Despite challenges, online learning is making tremendous progress when it comes to infiltrating all pillars of education, from corporate learning, to higher education, to K-12 schooling.

What Does a Growth Mindset Have to Do with Learning?

We can learn to be smart is the premise of Mindset The New Psychology of Success: How we Can Learn to Fulfill our Potential by Carol Dweck (2006). Dweck debunks the idea that intelligence is fixed, is predetermined by our gene pool. Instead, Dweck suggests individuals with a 'growth mindset' develop intelligence and abilities over...

Online Learning Communities

As higher education adapts to the 21st Century by increasing its online course and program offerings, we must not forget the need to maintain and develop the relationships and community among students and instructors. This collection of posts focus on how we can translate what is done in a face-to-face learning environment to create and...

Six Tips to Help You Select the Right Learning Management System

In the digital world, one can turn to a blog, Wikipedia, social media platforms, online knowledge forums, videos, etc., and get informed on just anything. The information available is abundant. You might think if there is a concrete need of a learning management system (LMS) versus letting the employees find and learn on their own.

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