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Friday, May 27, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 73 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 73 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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Culture and effective online learning environments

Figure A 1 from the original version of 'Teaching at a Distance' Over the last two months I have done a couple of workshops on building an effective learning environment, based on Appendix 1 of my online, open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age.

How people learn in an asynchronous online learning environment: The relationships between graduate students' learning strategies and learning satisfaction

May 15, 2016 The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between learners' learning strategies and learning satisfaction in an asynchronous online learning environment, in an attempt to shed some light on how people learn in an online learning environment. One hundred and sixteen graduate students who were taking online learning courses participated in this study.

Students need applied STEM learning for future

Last week, Burley Middle School engineering teacher Gabrielle Schoppa and media specialist Mae Craddock traveled to Bristol and partnered with Virginia Middle School technology teacher Debbie Browning to deliver one of the most amazing lessons I have ever seen.

To train future ed-tech leaders, higher ed needs new discipline, some say

Does higher education need a brand-new discipline to train its next generation of ed-tech leaders, or should the work take place across disciplines in a reworked teaching and learning center?

How social networking can enhance the effectiveness of online learning

Nearly 69% of participants in a recent market survey conducted by the British Council preferred informal socializing as a learning method. It is now a common recommendation for educators to make use of social networking tools to make classroom teaching more effective. Students pay regular attention to their social settings, and that is why they ...

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning - Market Brief

The Natick, Mass. public schools' blended learning transition has been going on for seven years and the results so far have been impressive. Teachers and students report that using computers more deeply improves their education. What ed-tech company wouldn't want to be a part of that?

E-learning makes basic employment skills available to all

The exponential rate of information has led to the creation of a new kind of educator: low-cost, on-demand, short-length education providers, providing courses on everything from gardening to robotics at lower costs than traditional universities and colleges...

The evolution of online learning

The Open University is a world leader in distance learning. Regarded as Britain's major e-learning institution, the OU has developed technology to increase access to education on a global scale, as part of the stated mission to be 'open to all people, places, methods and ideas'.

Technical literacy impacts on excellent design of learning experiences

A few years ago I was loosely involved in the redesign of GoodPractice's core product: an online toolkit for leaders and managers. My role was simple: I had to spend a couple of evenings chatting to our target users, then take notes as they carried out a few simple toolkit tasks.

Online degrees offer a cheaper route on the way to a better career

With the cost of attending a four-year public university crossing $34,000 a year for out-of-state students, more people are turning to online education as a cheaper and more flexible alternative to brick-and-mortar schools. In fact, the number of students enrolling in online private not-for-profit institutions jumped over 11 percent in the last year, according to the Online Learning Consortium.

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