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Collaborative Education In An Online Setting

Fri, 2020-01-24 16:20

Robert Burrus, Wilmington Biz

What message do I attempt to deliver with this narrative? For some of the practical-based courses offered in a university, the potential may exist for “partnerships” with professionals from within the community. The Cameron School of Business prides itself on engagement with the Cape Fear business community. This includes placement of students with local companies and opportunities for business leaders to come to campus in guest teaching roles. Even though the impact of guest lecturing in an online environment might not be immediately perceived, the end results can be very rewarding. Wilmington definitely has its share – if not more than its share – of true professionals who have something to offer in augmenting the educational process in distance learning courses.

http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/insights/robert__burrus/collaborative_education_in_an_online_setting/2616

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3 Tips To Easily Create Interactive eLearning

Fri, 2020-01-24 16:15

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

The reality is this: students will not find boring content interesting simply because it is placed in an online setting. Instructors and course builders must think creatively and use available interactive assets in order to engage learners. Doing so, of course, requires consideration of learning purpose and course objectives. Simply employing interactive tools or templates without consideration of purpose will yield adverse results (i.e. students will not learn or see the value in learning if the tools and/or templates are seemingly pointless). Thus, online learning should be well thought out and carefully planned, just as a course is that is taught solely in a brick and mortar setting. The difference here, of course, is that instructors and learners now have an entire digital world at their disposal.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/3-tips-to-easily-create-interactive-elearning/

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Digital Learning Trends That Have Changed Way Companies Up Skill Employees In 2019

Fri, 2020-01-24 16:14

Business World

In the modern workplace ‘new skills’ are the most in-demand currency. With jobs becoming specialized, rapid automation, digitization and other technologies disrupting traditional roles, effective talent management and upskilling of employees are a must. In 2019, Digital Learning played a key role in businesses training their employees with all the right tools and skill-sets to thrive in their respective industries. Over the course of analysis, reports, market study and conversations with industry leaders, we at Stratbeans realized, developed and implemented e-learning solutions that had a keen focus on developing employees who were ready for the future.

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Digital-Learning-Trends-That-Have-Changed-Way-Companies-Up-Skill-Employees-In-2019/11-01-2020-181734/

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Collaborative Education In An Online Setting

Fri, 2020-01-24 16:05

Robert Burrus, Wilmington Biz

What message do I attempt to deliver with this narrative? For some of the practical-based courses offered in a university, the potential may exist for “partnerships” with professionals from within the community. The Cameron School of Business prides itself on engagement with the Cape Fear business community. This includes placement of students with local companies and opportunities for business leaders to come to campus in guest teaching roles. Even though the impact of guest lecturing in an online environment might not be immediately perceived, the end results can be very rewarding. Wilmington definitely has its share – if not more than its share – of true professionals who have something to offer in augmenting the educational process in distance learning courses.

http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/insights/robert__burrus/collaborative_education_in_an_online_setting/2616

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3 Tips To Easily Create Interactive eLearning

Fri, 2020-01-24 16:03

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

The reality is this: students will not find boring content interesting simply because it is placed in an online setting. Instructors and course builders must think creatively and use available interactive assets in order to engage learners. Doing so, of course, requires consideration of learning purpose and course objectives. Simply employing interactive tools or templates without consideration of purpose will yield adverse results (i.e. students will not learn or see the value in learning if the tools and/or templates are seemingly pointless). Thus, online learning should be well thought out and carefully planned, just as a course is that is taught solely in a brick and mortar setting. The difference here, of course, is that instructors and learners now have an entire digital world at their disposal.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/3-tips-to-easily-create-interactive-elearning/

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Digital Learning Trends That Have Changed Way Companies Up Skill Employees In 2019

Fri, 2020-01-24 16:01

Business World

In the modern workplace ‘new skills’ are the most in-demand currency. With jobs becoming specialized, rapid automation, digitization and other technologies disrupting traditional roles, effective talent management and upskilling of employees are a must. In 2019, Digital Learning played a key role in businesses training their employees with all the right tools and skill-sets to thrive in their respective industries. Over the course of analysis, reports, market study and conversations with industry leaders, we at Stratbeans realized, developed and implemented e-learning solutions that had a keen focus on developing employees who were ready for the future.

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Digital-Learning-Trends-That-Have-Changed-Way-Companies-Up-Skill-Employees-In-2019/11-01-2020-181734/

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How online learning leads to lifelong digital literacy skills

Thu, 2020-01-23 16:25

By Devex

“Professionals need to be aware that the plans they make today are not necessarily going to be applicable in 10 or five years, or even in the short term, as the world pushes toward efficiency and automation.” — Dora Kingsley Vertenten, professor and program coordinator for the Master of Public Administration online program, University of Southern California. Learning online can give students a way of building their online skills and expanding their technological capabilities for life after graduation while studying new subject matter, she added.

https://www.devex.com/news/sponsored/q-a-how-online-learning-leads-to-lifelong-digital-literacy-skills-93196

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The next decade of disruption in education? Unlocking networks

Thu, 2020-01-23 16:21

By: Julia Freeland Fisher, Christensen Institute

Who students know matters!  The power of connections is evident to any adult who has benefited from a friend or acquaintance helping him find a job along his professional path. The same is true for students today. In the past decade, we’ve seen how learning technologies have begun generating tectonic shifts in how the education sector now thinks about school as we know it. But the emergence of new networking tools suggests that in the next decade the disruptive potential of the edtech market is no longer confined to breakthroughs in online coursework, productivity tools, or adaptive software programs. Looking ahead, schools can begin to use edtech to connect; disrupting, over time, not just historical limits of how and when students learn, but also whom they know.

https://www.christenseninstitute.org/blog/the-next-decade-of-disruption-in-education-unlocking-networks/

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5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Developing eLearning Assessments

Thu, 2020-01-23 16:15

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

Assessments are a regular part of education, and elearning is no different. To build a proper assessment, however, takes time and careful planning. If assessments are thrown together haphazardly, learning can be put at risk, or not happen at all. Below are 5 common mistakes to avoid when developing elearning assessments.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/5-common-mistakes-to-avoid-when-developing-elearning-assessments/

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How online learning leads to lifelong digital literacy skills

Thu, 2020-01-23 16:10

By Devex

“Professionals need to be aware that the plans they make today are not necessarily going to be applicable in 10 or five years, or even in the short term, as the world pushes toward efficiency and automation.” — Dora Kingsley Vertenten, professor and program coordinator for the Master of Public Administration online program, University of Southern California. Learning online can give students a way of building their online skills and expanding their technological capabilities for life after graduation while studying new subject matter, she added.

https://www.devex.com/news/sponsored/q-a-how-online-learning-leads-to-lifelong-digital-literacy-skills-93196

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The next decade of disruption in education? Unlocking networks

Thu, 2020-01-23 16:06

By: Julia Freeland Fisher, Christensen Institute

Who students know matters!  The power of connections is evident to any adult who has benefited from a friend or acquaintance helping him find a job along his professional path. The same is true for students today. In the past decade, we’ve seen how learning technologies have begun generating tectonic shifts in how the education sector now thinks about school as we know it. But the emergence of new networking tools suggests that in the next decade the disruptive potential of the edtech market is no longer confined to breakthroughs in online coursework, productivity tools, or adaptive software programs. Looking ahead, schools can begin to use edtech to connect; disrupting, over time, not just historical limits of how and when students learn, but also whom they know.

https://www.christenseninstitute.org/blog/the-next-decade-of-disruption-in-education-unlocking-networks/

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5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Developing eLearning Assessments

Thu, 2020-01-23 16:03

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

Assessments are a regular part of education, and elearning is no different. To build a proper assessment, however, takes time and careful planning. If assessments are thrown together haphazardly, learning can be put at risk, or not happen at all. Below are 5 common mistakes to avoid when developing elearning assessments.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/5-common-mistakes-to-avoid-when-developing-elearning-assessments/

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EdX launches for-credit credentials that stack into bachelor’s degrees

Wed, 2020-01-22 16:20

By Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive
Online education provider EdX is taking a big step into the undergraduate market by launching two programs called MicroBachelors that students can complete on its platform and earn credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Students can earn credits in an information technology program offered by Western Governors University. A computer science program from New York University is pending approval for credit from Thomas Edison State University. The credits can also transfer to another institution that accepts them. The fully online programs consist of three courses each, cost between $500 and $1,500 total, and take roughly six months to complete.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/edx-launches-for-credit-credentials-that-stack-into-bachelors-degrees/570042/

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Online Courses and Complexities of Graduation Rates

Wed, 2020-01-22 16:15

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

The rate at which students are enrolling into online courses has yet to slow down. Online courses, in this context, refers to courses provided digitally by public colleges and universities, as well as those taught by private non-profit and for-profit institutions. Thousands of students take at least one online course per year. With so many enrollments, one would think that the success rate of online learning must be just as high. However, some data seems to point to lower numbers than were expected, specifically in terms of graduation rates. To understand the complexities surrounding online graduation rates, though, we must first explore some of the issues and misinterpretations that correspond to the data that has been gathered.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/online-courses-and-complexities-of-graduation-rates/

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Online education in Pennsylvania could get more competitive thanks to state community colleges

Wed, 2020-01-22 16:14

by Susan Snyder, Philadelphia Inquirer

Graduates of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges can go on to earn their bachelor’s degrees online from a New Hampshire university at a rate that makes it less costly than nearly every other in-state public option, under an agreement signed Wednesday. The agreement with Southern New Hampshire University was arranged through the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, a nonprofit umbrella association, and marks the first transfer agreement between all 14 colleges and a four-year university.

https://www.inquirer.com/education/community-college-distance-education-transfer-competition-20200108.html

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EdX launches for-credit credentials that stack into bachelor’s degrees

Wed, 2020-01-22 16:05

By Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive
Online education provider EdX is taking a big step into the undergraduate market by launching two programs called MicroBachelors that students can complete on its platform and earn credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Students can earn credits in an information technology program offered by Western Governors University. A computer science program from New York University is pending approval for credit from Thomas Edison State University. The credits can also transfer to another institution that accepts them. The fully online programs consist of three courses each, cost between $500 and $1,500 total, and take roughly six months to complete.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/edx-launches-for-credit-credentials-that-stack-into-bachelors-degrees/570042/

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Online Courses and Complexities of Graduation Rates

Wed, 2020-01-22 16:03

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

The rate at which students are enrolling into online courses has yet to slow down. Online courses, in this context, refers to courses provided digitally by public colleges and universities, as well as those taught by private non-profit and for-profit institutions. Thousands of students take at least one online course per year. With so many enrollments, one would think that the success rate of online learning must be just as high. However, some data seems to point to lower numbers than were expected, specifically in terms of graduation rates. To understand the complexities surrounding online graduation rates, though, we must first explore some of the issues and misinterpretations that correspond to the data that has been gathered.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/online-courses-and-complexities-of-graduation-rates/

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Online education in Pennsylvania could get more competitive thanks to state community colleges

Wed, 2020-01-22 16:02

by Susan Snyder, Philadelphia Inquirer

Graduates of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges can go on to earn their bachelor’s degrees online from a New Hampshire university at a rate that makes it less costly than nearly every other in-state public option, under an agreement signed Wednesday. The agreement with Southern New Hampshire University was arranged through the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, a nonprofit umbrella association, and marks the first transfer agreement between all 14 colleges and a four-year university.

https://www.inquirer.com/education/community-college-distance-education-transfer-competition-20200108.html

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White House Proposes Regulatory Principles to Govern AI Use

Tue, 2020-01-21 16:20

Reuters

The White House on Tuesday proposed regulatory principles to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) aimed at limiting authorities’ “overreach”, and said it wants European officials to likewise avoid aggressive approaches. The Trump administration said agencies should “promote trustworthy AI” and “must consider fairness, non-discrimination, openness, transparency, safety, and security.”

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/07/technology/07reuters-tech-ces-ai-white-house.html

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Reimagining the public university

Tue, 2020-01-21 16:15

Naomi Schaefer Riley & James Piereson, AEI

The great state universities are not going to disappear, and many will maintain a standard of excellence, but in an age of inefficient governments trying to do all things for all people, they will not have the money to compete as they once did with high-performing private institutions. The financial model built in the post-war years is no longer sustainable under present circumstances. Academic leaders have tried to circumvent this reality by raising tuition, recruiting out-of-state students, and employing other short-term fixes that fail to address the fundamental problems at hand. It is time they adapt their practices to a new and, in some ways, fundamentally different education marketplace.

https://www.aei.org/articles/reimagining-the-public-university/

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