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Monday, June 20, 2016

Momenta Learning No. 86 News on Elearning and Online Learning

Welcome to the No. 86 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning
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How to Set up Students to Succeed in Online Learning (EdSurge News)

Make no mistake-college still works for most who attend; it remains the most reliable gateway to a successful future. But the numbers speak volumes about how higher education must improve to meet the burgeoning demand. When more than 40 percent of first-time, full-time students will not graduate

Learning Data Science through a free online course

Last year I shared information on the Machine Learning course I took on edX, which taught me how to implement Azure Machine Learning services, and allowed me to build predictive data models. I've subsequently spoken with people who took the course on my recommendation, and have built interesting predictive models for student behaviour.

Free online textbook use grows at state universities

More than a year after the state Legislature put $110,000 into the North Dakota University System to fund a free textbook initiative, the first schools to see those funds are hoping to save students a lot of money. Based on calculations using the full cost of textbooks, UND is going to save students...

Effective Training: Good Communication Can Make Or Break Your Training - eLearning Industry

In 1519, the explorer Ferdinand Magellan set forth to discover a new route from Portugal to the Spice Islands and, in the process, to complete the first round-the-world journey. His fleet of ships sailed around the tip of South America, rested on the coast of Chile, then turned northwest to start what they thought would be an easy three-week cruise to the islands.

What the NBA Finals Can Teach You About Your Training Department | Litmos Blog

Perhaps not everyone is as into the NBA finals as we are at Litmos HQ (Go Warriors!) but everyone in the L&D industry likely has appreciation over one thing: the art of training when it comes to professional sports. Whether you're cheering for the Warriors or Cavaliers in the finals, you have to acknowledge the fact ...

Ideas for using multiple choice questions for more than testing

Posted by Robin Petterd on 2 June 2016 In my post on how to write effective multiple choice questions I spoke a bit about their use for more than just knowledge assessment. I discussed how they can be used to simulate the decision making a learner has to do in the workplace.

Top 5 Tips On Enterprise Games That Actually Add Value

Enterprise games are trendy nowadays. Training managers want to make innovative learning simulations. They want their learners to engage in the learning modules. Nevertheless, while enterprise games seem to have all the features required to get great results, this is not always the case.

How to protect yourself when teaching online - The Coach's Corner

Teaching online for the first time can be a scary and intimidating scenario. Not only is it a big psychological change from teaching locally in your community, but we've all heard those frightening stories about teachers being scammed or ripped off. So, how can a smart teachers protect themselves against these unexpected scenarios?

Training Simulations: 6 Truths You Need To Know

While new serious game authoring tools and technologies are starting to emerge, people tend to get overwhelmed by information. In this article, we are going to share with you 6 truths about training simulations, and explain to you why we recommend using it in online training.

Google Sheets Features and Formulas for Teachers: More You Didn't Know Existed

L ast year we learned something: educators are using Google Sheets for all sorts of things. Grading, quizzes, progress tracking - even lesson planning. Our piece on little-known features and formulas for educators went over well enough that our readers have told us they're ready for round two.

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