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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?

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