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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 75 News on Elearning and Online Learning

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Seven Tips for Training-Sensitive Subject Matter Online

Seven Tips for Training-Sensitive Subject Matter Online Training-sensitive subject matter can be tricky, and taking it online without a facilitator to provide context and answer questions and the challenge is even greater. Sensitive subject matter includes matters of hearts, minds, and beliefs, such as mental health, harassment, bullying, discrimination and cultural competence.

Breaking: Billion-dollar e-learning market about to undergo major shift - eCampus News

An increasing number of colleges and universities are electing to replace their learning management systems (LMS), according to a comprehensive report from e-Literate, an education technology research and analysis site. The report, LMS Market Dynamics, is the first of the "e-Literate Big Picture" subscription services, which will provide colleges and universities, education companies, and investors with monthly, proprietary insight into the market.

Re-energizing E.ON with gamification

The message that energy firm E.ON works hard to communicate to all its employees is simple, according to its international customer experience manager, Victoria Flash: Whatever you do, wherever you are in the organization, you need to put the customer first.

Learning and Development's (R)evolution

Everything evolves, including L&D.

8 Steps to Selecting an LMS

As principal of Talent Seed Consulting, Stacy leverages more than 15 years of experience in identifying opportunities and implementing large-scale learning solutions for associates at all organizational levels.

'L&D professionals need to be at the forefront of integrated learning': CIPD

Employee-led, integrated learning is the new normal, indicates the latest CIPD/Halogen Employee Outlook survey of over 2,000 employees in the UK. The survey found that over the last year, employees are most likely to have received on-the-job training (28%), online learning (26%) and learning from peers (20%).

Is this the future of learning?

For many empoyees, it always a challenge to make split-second decisions that depend on being able to quickly assimilate knowledge gleaned from personal experiences. Now, HRL Laboratories, LLC in Malibu, California has been awarded funding for a two-year project to test whether low-current electrical brain stimulation could be used to accelerate learning while decreasing training time and costs.

Twitter Chat: How to Choose an Online Bachelor's Program

Online learning has become a popular option for adults looking to balance work and other responsibilities with an education. When it comes to selecting the right online bachelor's program, there are a number of factors to keep in mind to ensure that the degree meets a student's academic and scheduling needs and is accepted by employers and other higher education institutions.

Online Education Can Boost Digital Marketing Careers

The modern business economy relies heavily on digital marketing, so the need for knowledgeable, qualified digital marketers is correspondingly strong. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job prospects for market research analysts, including digital marketers, will grow by 19% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the national average across all occupations of just 7%.

Online alternatives expand options for home-based learners

When Sara Frank-Hepfer's son Eli started having problems in a traditional classroom, the small, rural school district he attended recommended a move to an emotional impairment program in a different city. It was the only option the district gave the family, and Frank-Hepfer knew it wasn't the best fit for her son.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 74 News on Elearning and Online Learning

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The Benefits of Sharing Student Work in Online Spaces

Public education has long been scrutinized for how it is serving today's diverse learners. In an effort to measure and communicate with stakeholders the academic progress of public schools, federal and state assessments have been implemented to examine if and how well academic standards are being met.

Surprise! Data science, technology among key higher ed growth areas

Learning House research aims to help institutions think about the future New research from The Learning House aims to help colleges and universities think about the future of higher education.

Report finds segregation in education on the rise

"Segregation in public K-12 schools isn't getting better. It's getting worse, and getting worse quickly," Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia said. The analysis, he said, confirmed that America's schools are largely segregated by race and class, leaving "more than 20 million students of color now attending racially and socioeconomically isolated public schools."

How Online Tools Are Transforming The Learning Process - GroundReport

Teachers and their students now have access to a large variety of online tools and websites that they can use to enhance the learning experience. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that this is truly changing the educational landscape as we know it.

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning - OLC

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning Education Week | May 16, 2016 - Recently I was invited by the Natick, Mass. public schools to attend an Apple Distinguished Schools Day where Natick shared its blended learning approach with other schools and districts.

Educating Our Future Data Scientists

Data scientists are one of the many sought-after IT professionals currently enjoying their pick of positions thanks to a general shortage of IT staff . Universities and colleges have created and continue to develop master's programs attempting to address this skills shortage, and there's additionally been a reliance on boot camps to help fill the gaps.

How Online Learning is Shaping the UK Workforce

16 May 2016 - Learning is not just for the young, with new research from Coursera revealing the most active online learners are professionals studying alongside their work commitments Jermaine Haughton The appetite for online learning is on the up.

Take learning into your own hands

According to a March article in the Washington Post, getting A's is much easier to do nowadays than it was 60 years ago. There are a few reasons behind this. One, these days, teachers let you turn in late work for full credit. Two, a lot of school work is easy and common sense.

Why Should I Learn More about Social Media? - OLC

When you think of social media, networks like Facebook and LinkedIn most surely come to mind. But have you ever imagined these and other social applications like Twitter and Instagram as a part of your instructional design strategy? You may be wondering, "How exactly would something like Twitter fit into a learning experience?"

How to Avoid These Three Pain Points for Online Learning | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

The other day someone asked what I thought the three top pain points were for online training or elearning. I hear lots of complaints and I'm sure that there are many pain points, however if we keep them in perspective, they're really not as painful as being stabbed or thrown down a flight of stairs.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 73 News on Elearning and Online Learning

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Culture and effective online learning environments

Figure A 1 from the original version of 'Teaching at a Distance' Over the last two months I have done a couple of workshops on building an effective learning environment, based on Appendix 1 of my online, open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age.

How people learn in an asynchronous online learning environment: The relationships between graduate students' learning strategies and learning satisfaction

May 15, 2016 The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between learners' learning strategies and learning satisfaction in an asynchronous online learning environment, in an attempt to shed some light on how people learn in an online learning environment. One hundred and sixteen graduate students who were taking online learning courses participated in this study.

Students need applied STEM learning for future

Last week, Burley Middle School engineering teacher Gabrielle Schoppa and media specialist Mae Craddock traveled to Bristol and partnered with Virginia Middle School technology teacher Debbie Browning to deliver one of the most amazing lessons I have ever seen.

To train future ed-tech leaders, higher ed needs new discipline, some say

Does higher education need a brand-new discipline to train its next generation of ed-tech leaders, or should the work take place across disciplines in a reworked teaching and learning center?

How social networking can enhance the effectiveness of online learning

Nearly 69% of participants in a recent market survey conducted by the British Council preferred informal socializing as a learning method. It is now a common recommendation for educators to make use of social networking tools to make classroom teaching more effective. Students pay regular attention to their social settings, and that is why they ...

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning - Market Brief

The Natick, Mass. public schools' blended learning transition has been going on for seven years and the results so far have been impressive. Teachers and students report that using computers more deeply improves their education. What ed-tech company wouldn't want to be a part of that?

E-learning makes basic employment skills available to all

The exponential rate of information has led to the creation of a new kind of educator: low-cost, on-demand, short-length education providers, providing courses on everything from gardening to robotics at lower costs than traditional universities and colleges...

The evolution of online learning

The Open University is a world leader in distance learning. Regarded as Britain's major e-learning institution, the OU has developed technology to increase access to education on a global scale, as part of the stated mission to be 'open to all people, places, methods and ideas'.

Technical literacy impacts on excellent design of learning experiences

A few years ago I was loosely involved in the redesign of GoodPractice's core product: an online toolkit for leaders and managers. My role was simple: I had to spend a couple of evenings chatting to our target users, then take notes as they carried out a few simple toolkit tasks.

Online degrees offer a cheaper route on the way to a better career

With the cost of attending a four-year public university crossing $34,000 a year for out-of-state students, more people are turning to online education as a cheaper and more flexible alternative to brick-and-mortar schools. In fact, the number of students enrolling in online private not-for-profit institutions jumped over 11 percent in the last year, according to the Online Learning Consortium.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 72 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 72 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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10 Embarrassing Writing Mistakes I See Way Too Often

By Pam NeelyBusiness2Community Do you hate to write? You're definitely not alone. Many people do. And while it's hard to name all the reasons people dread writing, there is one common cause: Fear of making a mistake. Of committing some mortal grammar sin that will make you (or me) look as dumb as a sack of potatoes.

Science of Learning 101: Five LD Practices for Growing Expertise

In a recent post, I described the progression of expertise from beginner to expert, and some normal characteristics of work performance at each stage. For example, competent safety analysts are able to assess a typical situation and make recommendations, but they may lack some speed when a situation is more complicated or may become bewildered in very complex or chaotic situations.

Genes help determine education level, study shows

Genes help determine education level, study shows Thursday May 12, 201609:17 AM GMT+8 LOS ANGELES, May 12 - Scientists said yesterday they had identified 74 genes that partially determine how far someone gets in school, depending on which variant of those genes a person possesses.

Taking Competency-Based Credentials Seriously in the Workforce -- Campus Technology

Online Education Companies like AT&T and Google are expanding their partnerships with online education providers, creating new educational pathways to real jobs. It sounds cutting-edge, but the concept of a competency-based education that results in an institution-agnostic microcredential isn't new.

3 Theories Why We Are Intrigued By Mobile Learning | Technology and Learning

Why are we so interested in mobile learning? What is it about moving online education from our laptops to our phones and tablets that has gotten us so intrigued? Is it because the world of social media has largely moved to mobile? Over three-quarters of all the time that people in the U.S.

Adult Learners Leverage Penn State World Campus IT Degrees to Advance Their Careers

SPONSORED-The information technology field is in a state of rapid evolution, and IT specialists and experts are looking for ways to stand out in this highly competitive field. Penn State World Campus, the online learning platform of Penn State, is pleased to offer a variety of technology and science programs with accessible entry points for everyone from relative newcomers to the IT field, to long-established IT professionals.

10 Online Learning Resources For Practical Skills

Online learning resources are great for differentiated learning styles. The flipped aspect allows anyone to learn anywhere, anytime and at their own pace. So where can we go to learn not only academic lessons, but practical skills that help us lead enhanced lives? The 10 online learning resources listed below offer lots of education for just that.

How elearning is facilitating me-learning

What should the training world make of Mintel research showing that e-reader and e-book sales have declined, while paper publications have increased their market share? What about findings from the Training Industry Report in the US, which showed traditional classroom-only delivery still accounts for 46 per cent of all professional training, and is growing faster than any digital means - accounting for only 26.4 per cent?

Don't Be Afraid of Predictive Analytics

Operating in what is rated as the third-most competitive economy in the world, it's no surprise that U.S. businesses focus heavily on measurement and return on investment in most aspects of their business. One significant line item that has enjoyed sanctuary is learning and development.

Online exams are setting us back

As education moves rapidly further into the digital age, I've noticed a large shift in the methods our teachers use to evaluate us. I'm referring to tests, quizzes, exams and finals. All of these have begun to be available only online, which I've especially noticed this semester.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 71 News on Elearning and Online Learning

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Create eLearning is Re-Confirmed as Meeting the ISO 9001 Quality Standard

Glasgow, United Kingdom, May 14, 2016 --( The mobile-friendly e-learning portal producer, Create eLearning, has passed its ISO 9001 surveillance audit. ISO 9001 is a quality management standard that helps organisations demonstrate that they deliver a consistent high level of service. In addition, Create eLearning has Investors in People (IIP) Silver Standard.

How Telemedicine Is Becoming a Savior in Syrian Refugee Crisis

How doctors are using telemedicine to help relieve the desperate situation in war-torn Syria. One of the worst humanitarian crisis in a generation has been unfolding in Syria over the past 5 years, and making matters worse is a severe shortage of doctors in the war zone as a result of systematic attack on hospitals and aid workers by both the Syrian government and rebel forces.

Learn More in Less Time: ADHD-Friendly Tools for Students with Attention Deficit

Let students with ADHD and LD learn more in less time when you use tools like open education resources to unlock learning. ADHD symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment information for adults and children from experts in attention deficit and learning disabilities like dyslexia.

Using MOOC Data for Your Benefit

For corporate learning departments, any course that's not a "page-turner" means wasted effort. If chief learning officers could tap into research showing how people are learning most effectively online, however, it could greatly improve learning content.

Using Student Analytics for Online Course Improvement

Many instructors feel that they need to be experts in mathematics in order to understand analytics. But according to John Vivolo, director of online and virtual learning for New York University, every faculty member can learn to use the course analytics available through their LMS to improve student learning.

Fourth-grader finds success with online school

Nine-year-old Gabe Neis had a tumultuous third-grade year at Bridgewater Elementary School. With attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia, he had trouble in the noisy atmosphere of a classroom full of nearly 30 other children. He was bullied and didn't get along with the teacher. Confidence, ability and progress withered.

The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part II

There is no doubt that technology has been growing at an extremely steep curve. Just consider mobile devices. Not only is there more variety in the type of smartphones or tablets available today, they have more functionality than they did some five years ago.

What happened to online learning?

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, where people can access learning online for free, was supposed to be the future of education. Some went so far as to call MOOCs the deathknell of traditional universities.

IAP || Book || 2016 BPOL (Best Practices in Online Learning) Forum Proceedings

Best practices are an ongoing issue of professors generally, and online instructors specifically, In order to identify and share best practices in online learning a faculty and staff committee at Nova Southeastern University was established in 2001. The Best Practices in Online Learning (BPOL) Committee sponsors a yearly forum that puts a spotlight on best practices.

Can Games Increase Student Success?

Games are a fun, interactive way to teach students. They can also help encourage students who are otherwise disengaged learners. When students feel a sense of competition and urgency, they become motivated to learn concepts so they can advance further into the game.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 70 News on Elearning and Online Learning

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Machine learning accelerates the discovery of new materials

Researchers recently demonstrated how an informatics-based adaptive design strategy, tightly coupled to experiments, can accelerate the discovery of new materials with targeted properties, according to a recent paper published in Nature Communications.

HR news, jobs & blogs | Human resources jobs, news & events - People Management

L&D professionals have been urged to take control of their own personal development, as research reveals that just 36 per cent have a plan for how they will meet agreed business metrics in future.

Over 50% of Pandora Listeners Consider Online Classes a Top Factor in Choosing a Graduate Program

Research shows that obtaining the right graduate school degree can increase an applicant's or employee's level of competitiveness. In fact, a recent survey reveals that 27% of employers want a master's degree for positions that previously required a bachelor's degree. And, a graduate degree can also boost salaries by as much as $17,000 a year.

GaMed: Gamification of Medical Education

In a recent report, medical students report significantly higher rates of burnout when compared to age-matched fellow college graduates.1 Too often medical students lose their motivation as because of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a diminished sense of personal accomplishment. Medical students should no longer see their education as a challenge to overcome.

Stop Trying to Define Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

WE NEED TO DEFINE PERSONALIZED LEARNING!No. No we don't.While personalized learning (PL) may be a "thing," it is not a thing.There are so many approaches... but overly ambitious definitions can nudge people to treat school design like ordering food off a menu.As of today, PL is a set of loosely-rela

Your natural brain patterns may predict how well you learn a second language (VIDEO)

Your natural brain patterns may predict how well you learn a second language (VIDEO) Saturday May 14, 201609:21 AM GMT+8 SEATTLE, May 14 - If you struggled with languages at school then a new US study may provide you with an excuse, finding that some adults learn a second language better than others thanks to the rhythms of activity in their brains.

Online Learning Landscape in Higher Education 2016 Infographic

This infographic illustrates the key topics and trends currently driving the infusion of online learning in higher education based on the most current research from across the field of higher education. The infographic highlights a number of trends that are affecting this changing landscape, including: Digital learning opportunies being quickly embraced by today's students.

Tips on Developing an Online Learning Community

Many of us as students chose to cram for exams because we thought education was a series of unavoidable hurdles that we had to jump over to achieve success and adulthood. Fast forward to today, and I never dreamed I would ever say this - learning is cool!

Adaptive Learning for Online Accounting Courses - The Cengage Learning Blog

This paper is a study of students' achievement in the Comprehensive Final Exams on online intermediate accounting courses with and without the use of adaptive learning technology. The Comprehensive Final Exam scores of courses without the adaptive learning component will be compared with those classes with integrated adaptive learning technology.

Lower Income Families Less Likely to Use Online Learning Tools

Science and Technology Society and Culture Parents looking to help their children succeed academically can access free online educational programs, games and services to help them outside the classroom. A plethora of these tools have popped up in recent years in an attempt to close the achievement gap and digital divide between the rich and poor.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 69 News on Elearning and Online Learning

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Is Outsourcing eLearning Content Development Right For You?

If you are reading this article, you are probably evaluating outsourcing of eLearning content development or are looking at alternatives for your existing outsourcing approach. There are several compelling business reasons to outsource and there are certainly plenty of possible partners you can engage with.

Granite Geek: The art of college and online learning

Drawing animals is about as old as culture gets, if you count those beasts doodled on prehistoric cave walls. And massive online college courses are about as new as it gets, with no one really sure exactly where they are going.

A "blended" approach to continuous learning

Today's guest is Richard Spires. He is well known in the federal community for his work at the Department of Homeland Services. Today he is the CEO of Learning Tree International. We began the discussion by talking about his comments at a recent FITARA event.

Laughter leads to learning | IOL

Actor and comedian, Aaron McIlroy, whips out his blackboard and chalk for his new show, Comedy Masterclass. Latoya Newman reports Aaron McIlroy is set to premier his new show, Comedy Masterclass, at UKZN's Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban from next week.

Survey: Instructional Designers 'Pivotal' in Tech Adoption -- Campus Technology

Ed Tech Trends Managing projects is the most common task instructional designers undertake during their days, followed by technology and pedagogical training. Their biggest obstacle to success on the job is faculty resistance. The most important expertise they possess as a whole is the ability to learn new technologies, followed by project management and learning science or theory.

Online Learning Environments: Design in the Age of Big Data

An evolution in learning and teaching has been enabled by providing access to online, content rich, interactive, personalized, meaningful, and timely tools through online courseware, learning management systems and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Engaging students has been a major challenge for online learning.

If You Want To Improve Education, You Need To Unscale It

The goal is to transform classrooms, which in turn will transform whole schools and districts, in order to better prepare the next generation for life and work in the 2020s and beyond. The only way to drive rapid change is if it starts within the system.

Education takes many forms, so ditch your preconceptions

The process of being educated varies among students. For most, education starts and ends the same way. Early education teaches you the basics and also teaches you how to behave and interact with others. This part of the process is invaluable. The face-to-face interaction is hugely important and physical instructor and peers are essential.

Engaging with the quitting generation - retaining Millennials in the workplace - Memeburn

Twenty-somethings are notoriously hard to retain as employees. They can become disengaged and disaffected, waiting for their next performance bonus so that they can quit and do something - anything - else. The workplace challenge is for managers to retain skilled teams and provide the opportunity for professional development.

Dexterous robot hand capable of learning from past experiences - E & T Magazine

A robot hand that can perform extremely dexterous manoeuvres and learn from its own experiences has been developed by University of Washington researchers. Intricate tasks that require dexterous in-hand manipulation such as rolling, pivoting, bending, sensing friction and other actions that humans carry out effortlessly have proved notoriously difficult for robots.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 68 News on Elearning and Online Learning

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Top 10 Cloud Based Learning Management Systems for Corporate Learning

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How Can Education Fully Embrace the Digital Age to Help Students Professionally?

The Internet being able to provide more convenient and reliable channels can help students professionally. Students are now able to make good use of online resources to help shape their skills and advance their careers at their pace. Educational institutions and students have seen massive success from online courses and open universities.

Is this Dallas-area online-only school the next big trend in public education?

GRAPEVINE - What Hannah Faulkner calls a "typical school day" is rigorous, with eight or nine courses a day, and a few pre-AP classes and two languages - including Chinese - thrown in the mix. Her "typical" is anything but normal - and not just because of her workload.

What Employers Think of Your Online MBA Degree

Recruiters say a school's reputation and accreditation are typically more important than the way the MBA was earned. When Michael Urtiaga goes on job interviews, he regularly gets asked the question, "How were you able to balance an MBA education at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business with your previous full-time job near Cincinatti?"

How to Learn Anything Online, Including Programming

I believe that education is the most powerful force in the world. To be exact, self-education. It doesn't matter if you are in a university or studying in a library, it's self-education. If you want to learn something, you'll find a way, and on the other hand, if you don't want to learn, even the best university or teacher won't be able to put knowledge into your head.

Lingo Media: High Growth Education Technology At A Fair Price

(Editor's Note: Investors should be mindful of the risks of transacting in securities with limited liquidity, such as LMDCF. Lingo Media's listing in Canada, LM.V, offers stronger liquidity.) Company's Competitive Advantage (Economic Moat) Lingo's technology is customizable, allowing their local education partners to thrive.

How to Identify the Online Learning Opportunity

Thought Industries CEO shares tips for getting an online learning program off the ground and how publishers can identify online learning opportunities in their market. Editor's Note: The below video is excerpted from the webinar " Seizing the Online Learning Revenue Opportunity ."

E-learning now a 'mainstream' training approach

E-learning courses have now gone "mainstream" as they offer a low-cost and flexible alternative to traditional training methods, a leading provider has claimed. Given its current growth rate, every food or drink manufacturer is likely to be using some form of e-learning tool as soon as five years from now, said Rod Knox, chief executive of Virtual College.

Computer illiterate heads derail e-learning in schools

Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter THE information and communication technology (ICT) revolution is failing to take hold in some schools where technophobic heads bar teachers from using computers to plan for lessons. ICTs have long been acknowledged the world over as a cornerstone for development and an essential survival tool in the modern world.

Don't Let Learners Prescribe Their Learning

Have you ever heard these requests from the lines of business you support: "I'd like you to create a five-day class on leadership." "I need a three-day workshop on our new sales process." "My department would like you to build e-learning covering the features of the latest upgrade to our CRM."

Monday, May 16, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 67 News on Elearning and Online Learning

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New Report Offers Tech Blueprint for Student-Centric Learning -- THE Journal

Research The traditional course management system isn't cutting it for schools trying to implement a student-centered learning model, according to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

MOOCs as Admissions Tools: Another Disruption for The Disruptive Model? - OLC

Online education in its various forms has been shaking up education for years. More than a decade ago, Arizona State University Online was one of the first online institutions to offer courses all over the world. It continues to lead the way in disruptive educational technologies, including the poster child of disruptive educational technology: the MOOC.

Decode Data Science Speak With This Glossary for Higher Ed (EdSurge News)

Colleges and universities are awash in data and under increased pressure to quantify and improve student outcomes. As a result, higher-education practitioners and policymakers have, in turn, welcomed the application of data science in higher education. Pernicious challenges, they hope, can be better understood by data scientists who can bring disparate data sources together to help tell better stories around student progression, challenges,and success.

When Will Higher Education Becomes Obsolete?

Don't get me started on the higher education monster we have created in this country. Uhh...I guess that's already me getting started, so I have no choice but to continue. I have been saying for years that the time when a college degree was a must-have for a decent job is coming to an end.

Online petition urges computer science education funding

An online petition urges Congress to provide $250 million to help schools and districts integrate computer science into the curriculum. In a letter sent to Congress, the authors note that technology is quickly changing society, and "participating in this world requires access to computer science in our schools."

Report: Games and Online Video Gain Traction in Education -- THE Journal

Tech-Enhanced Learning Nearly half of all teachers - 48 percent - are using games in their instruction now, according to a new Speak Up research report released by Project Tomorrow. That's more than double the percentage from five years ago (23 percent). Things are not all positive for gaming, however.

Leveraging Micro Learning

These are describing the emerging trend of engaging learners through short content assets i.e. videos, PDFs, infographics, podcasts and assessments.

Online open courses would enhance quality of education: IGNOU professor | Chandigarh NYOOOZ

CRK Murthy from Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, IGNOU, spoke about open learning and online courses. A vote of thanks was delivered by Rupinder Tewari, the son of late Major Jiwan Tewari. "MOOC would enhance the quality of education by offering learning through e-books, video, audio and virtual labs," he said.

Finding the Right Path for Your Data Science Education

When it comes to learning data science, there's no shortage of options available. You can pick up a book, read articles on the Web, or participate in a massively open online course (MOOC). Or, if you desire a more structured approach, you can take a six-month boot camps or even apply to a two-year degree programs. So which one should you choose?

Ensuring Student Success in Online Courses

Students like online classes due to their flexibility and convenience. But not all students do well in these courses; the statistics indicate that online classes have a much higher dropout rate compared to traditional face-to-face classes. The attrition rates in online courses tend to be 10 to 20 percent higher than in face-to-face classes.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 66 News on Elearning and Online Learning

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Articulate Online Quick Tip: Grabbing Short URLs - E-Learning Heroes

So you've created an e-learning course and uploaded it to Articulate Online. Now you're ready to send your course to learners, and you'd like to send them a clean and simple link. Easy-peasy! When you're ready to send your course out to people, just create a unique link from the invite tab.

India Is The 3rd Largest Online Learning Market With 1 3 Learners

Driven by the vast interest coming from Bengaluru, India's technology hub, nearly half of enrollments in India are in technology courses such as computer science (25%) and data science (18%) Photo Credit : Shutterstock, In a recent analysis of online learning, Coursera, the world's largest open online education provider, revealed that an increasing interest in flexible, career-relevant online courses has resulted in a considerable spike in new registrations in India of 70 percent over the past 12 months.

Penn State Responds to Surge of Interest in Skills Based Online Teaching Certificate (EdSurge News)

ONLINE INTRIGUE: Last fall Pennsylvania State University's World Campus launched a small, free skills-focused certificate program meant to help 30 graduate students develop online teaching abilities-but 350 actually showed up, and now the university plans to shake up its professional development to reflect the swell of interest.

Backward Innovation: The Great Unbundling of Higher Ed's Online Service Providers (EdSurge News)

Higher education is abuzz with talk of partnerships between private companies and universities. Yet ask a dozen faculty what they mean by "private sector" and you may feel a bit like the blind man and the elephant.

How do you design and facilitate a year-long MOOC?

I am always keen to look at how something new can support learning and development, whether it is a model or a technology. Recently I have been dipping into the technology aspect, including using AnswerGarden to publicly ask people what they think of the amount of new technology for learning - the answers so far are in the picture above.

Online classes hard, but great for busy students

Online learning can be stressful and hard at times, but it can also be very convenient and helpful to a student's busy schedule. What should students expect before enrolling in an online course? What type of student should not take an online course? Madison College academic advisor Luis Rey gave me all the information I...

Facebook for MOOCs: A Bridge for Student Learning

I've long believed that Facebook is one of the most effective platforms for student discussion and collaboration within Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and other online course formats. Facebook is a virtual meeting place that encourages authentic interaction, sharing and collaboration. I've found that closed Facebook groups, created for a specific course, generate more discussion,...

Learn to build Internet of Things apps with the Wio Link Kit & online learning bundle

The Internet of Things is gaining momentum, as increased machine-to-machine communications enable mobile, virtual, and instantaneous connections in the cloud and across networks. Soon enough, the IoT will seamlessly integrate into our lives, making virtually everything we encounter "smart".

The opportunities and challenges of digital learning

Twenty years ago this week, one of my very first writings on education policy appeared in print.[i] It was an opinion piece I wrote while teaching middle school in East Harlem, in which I described my school's struggle to effectively use classroom computers.

The Key to Transforming Instruction: Learning How to Learn

In the past few weeks, I have been wrapping up my EdTechTeacher T21 full-year programs. This year I have had three incredibly thoughtful cohorts of elementary teachers learning about bringing iPads into their classrooms. In both our face-to-face workshops and online coursework, one premise has really struck me: the challenge of learning how to learn in a digital environment.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 65 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 65 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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Full-Time Online Learning

Are you right for online learning? Many students make the mistake of assuming that an online class will be easier than one taken in a traditional classroom. Often times online classes are more demanding of students' time because more material is assigned and available to ensure that all students are exposed to material in the...

It is the analytics way or the highway

So starts an interview with Sean O'Brien, Senior Director of Education Operations at SAS that portends the future. "Analytics is the secret sauce that gives organisations a competitive advantage - it is knowledge in context, and the next big disruptor for business," he said.

4 Reasons Why Online Learning Drives Residential Classroom Innovation | Technology and Learning

Want to get support on your campus to invest in creating new active learning classrooms? Your best strategy might just be to advocate for online education. The move towards investing in active learning classrooms is not a repudiation of the traditional lecture. Lecturing can still occur in these spaces.

5 ways to make it easier for adults to learn to code

If you want adults to learn to code, stop serving pizza. That's just one of the lessons Kathryn Parsons, cofounder and co-CEO of global coding education provider Decoded, learned while helping people make the leap into programming. Not everyone will learn to code as an obsessed teenager in their bedroom.

The Secret Benefits of Online Learning

Coursera's goals and priorities are very well-aligned with those of our partner institutions - that's a large part of the reason that we've been able to partner with over 140 of the world's best universities.

How to Coach Yourself Through Online Learning

By: Tiffhany Dudley, Marcia L Hatchett, and Doree Watkins

Insights from the Field: Learners as Explorers - OLC

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is reaching out to our global community of thought leaders, faculty, innovators and practitioners to bring you insights from the field of online, blended and digital learning. This week, Cathy Arreguin, instructor for the OLC Institute workshop Exploring App Smashing,joins us to discuss the importance of curating content and being an explorative learner, as well as a variety of other topics.

Study: Higher ed falling behind fast in digital transformation

A study of college and university digital content management practices found schools are doing little more than publishing content, missing opportunities to deliver experiences and better engage students. Campus Technology reports , commissioned by five companies interested in higher ed digital business opportunities, found many schools overwhelmed by basic demands of maintaining the institution's web presence with little bandwidth to shift from content publishing to digital storytelling.

Bill Gates Admits On Education Tech, 'We Really Haven't Changed Outcomes'

Progressive educrats tell us that the onset of the 21st century changes everything about how we educate children. What worked for little boys named Thomas Jefferson and Winston Churchill is now passe. In its place must be installed sophisticated technological systems for "personalized learning," which will transform education.

What we've learned after several decades of online learning (essay)

In its infancy, online learning was viewed as a more accessible alternative for students unable to commit to the traditional higher education path. But in recent years online education has been gaining more acceptance. The most recent U.S.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 64 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 64 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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Assessing Online Collaborative Learning

One of the most common concerns about the evaluation of collaborative learning is that even though all participants do not contribute equally, their efforts are grouped with those of their team members in a single score. A solution to this genuine concern is to assess participants at both the individual and group level.

Taking the correct temperature of blended learning - The Hechinger Report

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC) released a report last week warning that online and blended learning schools are struggling. Regarding blended learning in particular, the report used a deeply flawed methodology to count and evaluate the blended schools nationwide. Its conclusions run contrary to the on-the-ground reality lived by many educators and leaders dedicated ...

Time-poor Brits swap the classroom for the home in digital age

The fourth annual Halifax Insurance Digital Home Report found that a range of skills traditionally passed down between generations are now learned either online or through apps. Two-thirds (66 per cent) have learned or improved their cooking skills in this way, almost as many (61 per cent) have developed DIY and home maintenance skills, and a third (30 per cent) headed online for sewing tips.

'Education is the key to higher earnings'

RESEARCH OVER many years has shown that there is a consistent link between educational achievement and employment/unemployment rates. Bluntly speaking, the higher the educational level, the lower the level of unemployment and the higher the employment rate. These, in turn, have a strong link to differences in income levels between people.

4 Benefits Of Online Summer School To Both Parents And Children

Most children are usually looking forward to summer to get away from school. However, it looks like more kids are now interested in taking online summer classes rather than just spending it doing nothing! But why is there a sudden surge in children and teens taking an interest in virtual learning?

Coding: 16-year-old writes AP test-prep book, creates online course

FREMONT -- Moksh Jawa, 16, captures the essence of Silicon Valley startup thinking and energy. "Why not?" might be his motto. As a seventh-grader, he studied up on the Internet and taught himself coding. As a freshman, after studying on his own, he passed the AP Computer Science A exam with a 5, the highest score possible.

CU system reaping the benefits of massive open online courses

MOOC certificates, offered on web platform Coursera, have generated $110K since September Posted: 04/24/2016 02:00:00 PM MDT The University of Colorado is starting to see some revenue from the free, massive open online courses it offers to the world through the website Coursera.

Higher Ed Hacks of the Week: Data USA, StoryMap, Lynda (EdSurge News)

PRAXIS MAKES PERFECT: We've got tools, resources and classroom hacks right here, every week. Check them out in our Next newsletter. Do you have a tool that's transforming the way you do research or guide a classroom? Let us know by filling out this form and we'll go and take a look.

Combination of face-to-face and online bullying may pack a powerful punch: Victims of multiple forms of bullying have more than twice as likely to show aggressive behaviors such as verbal hostility, physical fighting and damaging property

Bullying and taunts that may have once stayed in the schoolyard increasingly spill over into text messages and social media. A new study shows that the combined effect of both face-to-face and cyber-bullying may have a powerful effect on adolescents, more than doubling the odds that victims show aggressive behaviors themselves such as verbal hostility, physical fighting and damaging property.

What to Expect from GIST Online Programs | Geospatial Information Science & Technology Online

Online programs can seem daunting if you've never taken an online class. How will you know if online education is right for you? How can you determine if you'll be successful in this medium?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 63 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 63 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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Create an Online Learning Platform with Wordpress - Web in Action

Online Learning Platform using Wordpress, Sensei from WooThemes as the LMS, with WP eStore & WP eMember from Tips and Tricks HQ.

An Online Education Game Changer

If you are over 40 years of age, the internet has been for you an acquired taste, one which still feels just a bit awkward compared with the pen and paper you grew up with. Not so for those who are under 40. For them, working on the web, logging [...]

Living: Can An Online Education Actually Land You a Job?

Posted by caroltrehearn on Apr 28, 2016 16:51 Online education is becoming more and more popular. From the comfort of your own home - or indeed anywhere you can get an internet connection - you can complete a whole range of courses from short certification courses to full master's degrees.

Distance education and event planning courses

Join AFP's 112,000+ followers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Subscribe to sports and news podcasts on iTunes News, press releases, letters to the editor: Advertising inquiries: Getting the new online graduate degree, updating the existing trade, or getting additional courses to promote their careers - every student will have his own unique goal that is 100% achievable.

Despite some professors' discomfort, online ed here to stay

Henry Lucas, a faculty chair at the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business and author of Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education: Saving the American University, argues faculty must come around to online education to keep their universities alive.

The Case of the Disappearing School

At a recent meeting of educational technologists, Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, the Chancellor of the fully online university, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in Dubai, was asked what he saw for the future of education. His answer was pretty definite. "We all shop, but we don't go to the shopping mall.

Will Your E-Learning Be Ready for the Future?

With the rapid growth of e-learning comes an exponential rise in the number of tools, technologies and flavor-of-the-month market trends that appeal to chief learning officers looking for ways to weave new tools into their development strategies.

Brought to you by the letters A and I: Sesame Workshop, IBM developing edtech for pre-schoolers

If you think Tickle Me Elmo is freaky already, wait until those talking monsters can beat you at Jeopardy!. Sesame Workshop, the educational nonprofit behind Sesame Street and its iconic characters, this week announced a partnership with IBM Watson to develop edtech for pre-school children. Sesame Workshop is no newcomer to tech.

Customizing Test Results in Your eLearning

One of the most exciting new features of Lectora® 16.1 is the new Test Results Object with Results Designer. Prior to Lectora 16.1, you could check the Use Customized Test Results checkbox on the Test Results ribbon and get an automatically generated page within your test that showed the test results.

The Secret Benefits of Online Learning

What benefit do universities get who put courses on Coursera? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Daphne Koller, President and co-founder of Coursera, on Quora.

Momenta Learning No. 62 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 62 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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4 Ways Online Course Teaches You About Being Professional

With many online courses offering various subjects, a California-based student does not have to fly to London to learn arts. Online learning has become prevalent and changed the way education does its course. It may be a completely different learning compared to attending a class in a room.

Higher Education Gets Smarter With Data Analysis

Colleges and universities are home to the most advanced thinking and research in all fields: medicine, law, mathematics, business and beyond. Ironically, such schools haven't always been as smart when it comes to data. This has been unfortunate, because the data needs of today's two and four-year degree granting institutions are as diverse and multidimensional as they come.

Local education inequities across U.S. revealed in new Stanford data set | Stanford News

Almost every school district enrolling large numbers of low-income students has an average academic performance significantly below the national grade-level average, according to Stanford Graduate School of Education research based on a massive new data set recently created from more than 200 million test scores. The research also revealed that nearly all U.S.

A Digital Approach To Education

Roy Thurston doesn't need to complete his bachelor's degree. He's 57 years old and has a good, challenging job. Thurston entered the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, right out of high school. He studied geology and engineering for nearly three years before dropping out.

Hennessy, Khan Academy founder, professors talk inequality in education

On Wednesday, two Stanford professors and the founder of Khan Academy discussed educational inequality with President John Hennessy, who moderated the event. "Combating Inequity in Education" was the latest installment in Stanford's year-long OpenXChange initiative, which aims to focus campus discussion on national and world issues.

Pennsylvania State U sees surge of interest in short, skills-based faculty development program

Pennsylvania State University is rethinking how it trains future faculty members after doctoral students flocked to a crash course in online teaching. The university had hoped its free, noncredit certificate program, which launched in September, would attract about 30 students interested in developing their online teaching skills.

Experiments show 'retweeting' can interfere with learning and memory, both online and off

In a digital world where information is at your fingertips, be prepared to hold on tight before it slips right through them. Research at Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting or otherwise sharing information creates a "cognitive overload" that interferes with learning and retaining what you've just seen.

Friday reader's view: Online courses worth a look

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have changed the way many students are learning in the 21st century. From supplemental material to professional development, never before has the opportunity for self-improvement been more widely available In my experience, I am convinced that online learning works; however, many people are still unaware that these opportunities exist.

Open Educational Resources: Where and How to Get Started - OLC

Open Educational Resources: Where and How to Get Started . According to Buban, this desire from college students is pushing universities and colleges to find other ways for students to access materials. In turn, companies are now publishing Open Educational Resources (OER), which allow students open access to resources, free of charge.

OLC Innovate: Innovations in Blended and Online Learning - The Cengage Learning Blog

The Big Easy played host to the inaugural conference geared to education leaders, faculty, system administrators, and course designers in pursuit of quality online learning. Attendees were invited to challenge existing barriers to innovation and re-imagine the learning experience.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 61 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 61 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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Should we hit the pause button for online and blended learning? - The Hechinger Report

As more schools scurry to bring technology to the classroom, some say dodgy programs are growing like weeds - and they threaten the existence of successful programs. Too many students in virtual and blended learning schools are performing poorly, according to a new National Education Policy Center report, released last week, by Gary Miron, a ...

EdTech: A Data Analytics Expert Explains Why You Should Study Online

© iStock Online learning has captivated millennial managers - they are under increasing pressure to manage global teams from a distance. Just ask Ismail Adewale Salami. He's studying for a master's degree in strategic marketing through Arden University, a leading UK online learning provider, but lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

Five Ideas for Creating a Community in Online Learning

As an online or blended learning teacher, it can be hard sometimes to create the same feeling of a community that you can in a traditional brick-and-mortar setting-but it isn't impossible. Here are five ways you can create a sense of community with your students and fellow teachers in the online world.

How to Resolve Three Common Course Creation Fears

If you're new to the Social eLearning game, creating new content can be stressful. This is particularly true if you've never created courses before. Moving past these worries to design the perfect content can be hard, so here are some suggestions on how to deal with some common worries that you might be experiencing.

It's Time to Get Personal in eLearning - Mindflash

2016 will be the year of personalization in eLearning. As eLearning becomes more and more popular, students will demand more interaction, entertainment, and personalization. Going forward, a one-size-fits-all approach will no longer be the norm. Personalization in eLearning can mean a few different things from creating personalized learning plans and...

How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

In this post we'll look at an easy way to customize illustration in PowerPoint, since it's a tool most of us have and it's easy to do. Most illustrations are vector images that are saved in a format such as. EPS or .AI that allows you to edit them.

Toolkit: What's the Best eLearning Tool? It Depends by Joe Ganci : Learning Solutions Magazine

It's a question that Joe gets asked all the time at conferences, in classes that he teaches, maybe even by strangers on the street: What is the best eLearning tool? You probably know the answer, but Joe has some questions for you that will help you make your decision.

Toolkit: What's the Best eLearning Tool? It Depends (Part 2) by Joe Ganci : Learning Solutions Magazine

April 26, 2016 It all depends on your organization's particular needs. Remember that, just like finding the right house or the right car for your needs, choosing the right eLearning tool can make all the difference in how good your eLearning will be.

Is Reading a Book a Modern Learning Method

Should we discard all learning methods of the past to meet the demands of modern learning opportunities? Probably not. We certainly need to modernize learning to keep up with how, when, and where learners need it. However, although it may come as a surprise, digital and flashy isn't what makes learning modern.

Expert Voice: Online education is equally good

Learning is often considered a usual ingredient in a working life, both for getting promotions as well as achieving extra knowledge. Online learning is increasing significantly and it's very essential for one to discover how to learn using all accessible communication channels. This can be best suited for students with a self drive and determination for further studies.

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