One of the most daunting challenges facing learning professionals on a daily basis is how to establish the value we add. Measuring performance from courses, e-learning solutions, informal learning, social learning, and other initiatives is a challenge. It is an aspect of our role we all struggle with and some of us even shirk.
Written by Tiffany Chang, Digital Collaboration Specialist, Carahsoft Today, nearly 80% of companies leverage eLearning to train their workforce, and with a wide variety of tools on the market - nearly double what was available five years ago - it's becoming more and more challenging for instructors to choose the right tools for their audience.
Experts say prospective online learners should research their course scheduling options for each semester and the hours that student services are accessible. For Dana Thompson, who lives in the Washington, D.C. area, finding an online master's program in social work that was flexible enough to supplement her life outside the classroom was key.
Gamification can help you create a more engaging learning experience. But, make sure you don't simply take a game and apply it to your learning. Instead, you should focus on finding ways to use gaming elements to create learning experiences that are not possible with traditional face-to-face training.
By John Wasik Forbes There's a lot they don't tell you in college about money. Forget about Econ 101. I'm talking basic money survival. First of all, every bank and financial service company will never offer you a free service - ever. They charge in less-than-transparent ways that can soak you everytime you use one of their services.
If you think learning how to code is just for software or web specialists, you're in for a shock. In fact, the trend is being embraced by everybody from school children to lawyers. Indeed, attorneys at the Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin have been learning to code and design apps and smart contracts for clients.
Guest Blog by: Thomas Reyes-Cairo, Community Manager at eLearning Brothers Everyone remembers the classroom presentations of yore: still screens of text with the occasional picture or background image. (Or, if you can recall even further back, plain black text on a transparency sheet projected onto a white backdrop.) Boring, right?
Cornell strives to stay in step with the Internet's promotion of educational opportunities with the introduction of WebSeries, eCornell's latest mechanism for online learning. WebSeries consists of one-hour long lectures that provide "flexible access to Cornell faculty organized around specific topics of interest," according to Paul Krause, CEO of eCornell and associate vice provost of online learning at Cornell.
When I was teaching education courses to beginning New York City teachers in the early 2000s, our department had a problem that every institution of higher education would love to have: an explosion in enrollment.
As cost-effective alternatives to traditional college classes, online learning programs continue to gain steam in higher ed. According to statistics gathered for an Online Learning Consortium infographic, 5.8 million students are now enrolled in online courses, and the majority put tremendous stock in the quality of their education: 90 percent of students say their online learning experiences are the same or better than in-classroom options.