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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.

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