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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.

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