Online Learning

Online learning can prepare students for a fast-changing future – wherever they are

Take a moment to think back to the first classroom you ever entered, whether it was at school, or nursery, chances are there was a blackboard, with …

Education

Which E-Commerce Retailers Discount The Most?

When buying something online, there is usually an intriguing field during the checkout process called “coupon code.” Input something like “DISCOUNT25″ and magically get 25% off your purchase! Some shoppers are making a purchase because they already have the code, while others frantically do a …

Shopping

100 Gauteng schools to learn code next year

Learners from Blue Eagle Secondary learning about code.<p>Code for Change, an organisation that wants to upskill SA's youth to solve the unemployment …

Education

How employers view an online education

Ten years ago, Lisa Lalonde, now a professor in the faculty of early childhood education at Algonquin College in Ottawa, was cautioned by a friend about her choice to pursue an education almost exclusively online.<p>"When I first started this journey, someone asked me about what my career objectives …

Education

The benefits and potential pitfalls of online learning

In our recent web chat on online learning, experts discussed the advantages and challenges for SMEs.<p>Why are we seeing a rise in online methods of learning?<p><i>Anneli Thomson, managing director, Sandler Training</i><p>The common appeal for businesses and individuals is flexibility.<br>Individuals can fit learning …

Learning

Are faculty prepared for growing numbers of online learners?

Enrolment rates for online studies in Canada increased 10 to 15 per cent a year over the past five years, according to a recent study led by Canadian e-learning consultant Tony Bates, who is also distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University in Toronto.<p>Dr. Bates, president and chief …

Learning

Four tips for adult digital learners

The title alone, <i>Death 101</i>, suggests something other than typical University of Toronto fare.<p>But <i>Death 101</i> is no horror show. It is an online course, now archived, on global health risks, death and disease, and their effect on policy, developed by the University of Toronto for EdX Inc. And that makes …

Learning

Here's what to consider before choosing an online degree

With no open days or face-to-face meetings, how do you pick a distance learning course?<p>For most students, choosing a university is as simple as counting up Ucas points, checking a league table or two, and signing up to a few open days to whittle the list down. But things are more complicated for …

Learning

Where the knowledge economy meets Cryptocurrency for powerful change

Of course, with any type of blockchain-based service like this, there’s a major downside – how to recruit people to use your marketplace. In fact, for many ICOs, getting people to join and use a new marketplace takes a significant chunk of their working capital.<p>And we are all creatures of habit – …

Knowledge Economy

How not to miss the Chatbot train in 2017 – Chatbot’s Life

Understanding humans in the colloquial world<p>The <b>NLU</b> component’s only job is to extract meaning from user input. Specifically, it identifies:<p>the core …

Chatbots

Learning About Training Needs of Online Teachers

| No comments<p><i>This week we are hearing from the Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest (@RELMidwest). This post is by Peggy Clements, Senior</i> …

Professional Development

‘Why does Canada have so much online learning?’

My workshop in Denmark on the design of blended learning<p>Online learning in Canada<p>I was doing my usual stuff in Denmark this week, a keynote on …

Learning

Online Learning Research Database Launched

Oregon State University Ecampus has created a database compiling research on the efficacy of online learning. The Online Learning Efficacy Research …

Learning

Blended learning, social media learning, micro learning and other forms of online learning: 12 things all in an hour

A presentation given at the Australian Federal Police Training College on 9 November 2017 on twelve current trends in using technology in higher education.

Learning

How to Get Better Results with Online Learning

Learning stuff online is the new standard for learning. It’s not just “how to tie a tie” how-to videos, it’s also learning hard skills. In fact, …

The Brain

Cash in on Content Through Online Learning Programs

Here are 4 keys to ensure that your course is providing value.<p>The path to a strong personal brand as a thought leader involves creating a lot of content. Content, in one form or another, is what typically brings an audience to you. And once you've established an audience, you need even more content …

Learning

Module Conveners and the British Job Market

As an undergraduate, I didn’t take many large survey classes, and apart from one class, even the surveys that I took were taught by one faculty …

Education

Report: Children using mobile devices increases

Whether it’s playing video games or doing homework, children are spending more time on their mobile devices. According to a new report, it’s up to …

Mobile

Online Learning and MOOCs: Visions and Pathways

[Slides][Audio] This talk delivered in Beijing, China, traces the history of online learning from learning objects and LMSs through to open …

Learning

Online programs are filling a preschool gap, but experts see pitfalls in screentime and social skills

JACKSON, Miss. — LeMya Vaughn, wearing a pink shirt, her hair braided neatly, sat in a large red armchair, her feet swinging far above the floor, …

Education

9 Benefits Of eLearning For Students

The Most Important Benefits Of eLearning For Students<p>Today's learners want relevant, mobile, self-paced, and personalized content. This need is …

Learning

Getting Smart Podcast | Julie Young on Powerful Online College Prep

« Save The Planet: Starting Today | Main<p>| No comments<p>Julie Young is CEO of ASU Prep Digital, a virtual program preparing students for acceptance and …

Education

‘edX’ online learning platform allowing professionals in MA to go back to school

BOSTON (WHDH) - ‘edX’ is an online learning platform that is allowing professionals in Massachusetts and around the world to go back to school in a …

Learning

College students want more technology, ECAR survey says

Getty Images)<p>College students increasingly want more online technology in their learning environments, but many faculty members are wary of …

Learning

Discover 10 Current Trends in Online Education

A Look at Online Learning Today<p>Online education has evolved tremendously in the past decade. Increasingly, private nonprofit schools are offering …

Education

3 ways crowdfunding is reshaping the US edtech landscape

Nowadays, crowdfunding is one of the more popular ways to raise money. A community of backers or ‘the crowd’ contribute small amounts to help fund …

Learning

Online learning should be a high school graduation requirement. Here’s why.

Why do we ask students to complete certain requirements before they graduate?<p>Whether schools require completion of core coursework, fulfillment of …

Education

Change, Challenge and Opportunity

[Slides][Audio] In this presentation I discuss six major trends impacting online learning: Machine learning and artificial intelligence; Handheld and …

Artificial Intelligence

Faculty Say Online Programs ‘Cannibalize’ On-Campus Courses at George Washington University

Who oversees online programs at colleges? The question sparked an internal investigation at George Washington University, after a lawsuit last year …

Higher Education

Why I am Thankful I Enrolled in the SJSU iSchool’s MLIS Program

My time here at the San José State University School of Information is soon coming to an end. I will be graduating with a Master’s degree in Library …

Learning