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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 66 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 66 Issue of Momenta Learning 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.

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