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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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.

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