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Learning Solutions Magazine: Three Initiatives Aim to Educate Tomorrow's Employees Today by Pamela S. Hogle
How to get young people, particularly girls and people of color, engaged in STEM fields is a topic of much discussion—and some action. This article looks at three programs that engage underserved youths in technology.
Happy Earth Day! For nearly 50 years, people around the world have celebrated Earth Day to support environmental movements and build awareness around issues such as climate change. The Earth Day campaign this year is environmental and climate literacy. In order to change the way we treat our planet, we need to be knowledgeable about the environmental issues we face today and the actions we can take... Read More about Celebrate Earth Day: Learn to Save Our Planet The post Celebrate Earth Day: Learn to Save Our Planet appeared first on edX Blog.
Aritra, 18, a high school student from India, shares how edX has given him the opportunity to learn about his interests and develop new skills. Since childhood, I have been fascinated by electronics. I’ve always wondered about the mysteries behind how they work, and why I can’t make my own devices. Due to circumstances, I never had the chance to learn more about electronics in... Read More about Exploring His Passion for Electronics on edX: Meet, Aritra The post Exploring His Passion for Electronics on edX: Meet, Aritra appeared first on edX Blog.
Learning Solutions Magazine: Questionmark Taps Credly to Help Learners Share Achievements Online by News Editor
This partnership will allow organizations to issue digital credentials as employees demonstrate competencies and acquire new skills in high-demand fields.
Learning Solutions Magazine: Case Study: Vistaprint Hacks a Path to eLearning Solutions by Pamela S. Hogle
Vistaprint applies the “hackathon” approach to developing eLearning—with astounding results!
By Alex Sarlin, Enterprise Learning Lead In just the last five years, the number of U.S. undergraduate students majoring in statistics and computer science has doubled. The rapid growth of student interest in these fields sends a clear signal: Technical skills are now widely considered by students to be the most valuable for social mobility […] The post The Two Very Different Skillsets It Will Take to Succeed in the Jobs of the Future appeared first on Coursera Blog.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Vijay Kumar will deliver the keynote address on Day 2 of the Saylor Higher Education Summit in Washington DC, this June 21st and 22nd. A long-time advocate of open learning, Dr. Kumar serves as the Associate Dean in the Office of Digital Learning at MIT where he leads ... Read More ...
Learning Solutions Magazine: Engaging eLearning on a Budget: Tools Roundup by Pamela S. Hogle
Free and low-cost tools are available to help eLearning developers create engaging content without breaking the bank. Here are some suggestions for budget-friendly video, animation, and polling tools.
Learning Solutions Magazine: Research Spotlight: Next Generation of Asynchronous Authoring Tools by Sharon Vipond
In October 2013, The eLearning Guild published a comprehensive research report on asynchronous authoring tools. Now we present our 2017 report, which provides major updates on the impact of technologies not widely used back in 2013, as well as functional requirements for authoring tool selection and additional features essential in today’s asynchronous authoring environment.
Software development is a career of the future. While technological advancement and automation are sweeping across industries, rendering many jobs redundant, the software development industry continues to grow at unparalleled rates; all this new technology and automation runs on software. New tech companies are cropping up all the time, old tech companies are growing, and companies in every other sector need software developers to develop... Read More about Learn Software Development the Right Way The post Learn Software Development the Right Way appeared first on edX Blog.
Learning Solutions Magazine: Getting Started with xAPI: Take a Hike with an Expert by Megan Torrance
All fired up about xAPI? Maybe you were at an xAPI Camp at a Guild conference, read a blog post, or checked out some demos, and you’re eager to dive in. It’s like having a new, shiny piece of equipment, and you’re just itching to find a reason to use it. Well, then, let’s get you started!
Learning Solutions Magazine: In Real Life: What I've Learned After 15 Years of Playing Games at Work by JD Dillon
Practical takeaways from using game elements to support workplace learning.
A huge thank-you to all of you who were able to join us for our 5th annual Coursera Partners Conference! This year’s conference was one of our most exciting and engaging yet, with administrators and educators from 27 countries, five continents, and nearly 100 partner institutions in attendance. Special thanks to our hosts from the […] The post Reflections from our 5th annual Coursera Partners Conference appeared first on Coursera Blog.
Learning Solutions Magazine: Portrait of the Modern Learner by Pamela S. Hogle
Though most generational stereotypes are inaccurate, modern learners do differ from learners of the past in significant ways, most notably in their expectations of eLearning.
By Jake Samuelson, Senior Product Manager, Coursera Do you use Coursera’s mobile apps to learn on the train? In your car? Under the table during a really boring meeting (we won’t tell)? Maybe you’ve downloaded videos to watch while traveling, or submitted a quiz at the last minute on mobile. Or maybe – like nearly […] The post New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders appeared first on Coursera Blog.
This post originally ran on Galileo University’s Android Developer site. While you build your career as an Android developer, there are important things you should always keep in mind if you want to increase your chances of success. No matter if you want to make your own project or work for a recognized company, there are some essential aspects to be aware of while developing... Read More about 15 Tips and Tricks for Android App Developers in 2017 The post 15 Tips and Tricks for Android App Developers in 2017 appeared first on edX Blog.
A rapidly changing economy and a new Millennial workforce are putting new pressures and expectations on learning and development (L&D). Organizations are trying to bridge a widening skills gap by investing in L&D programs to help reskill their existing workforce, prepare employees for continued success, and enhance their employment brand–allowing them to attract and retain […] The post Strategies for Bridging the Skills Gap in Your Organization appeared first on Coursera Blog.
Our newest feature, the Video Journal, is currently undergoing beta-testing and we will begin to roll it out to learners within the next couple of days. Besides answering multiple-choice and written work, learners will then be able to record video responses on our platform. This will be especially useful in the context of courses with […] The post Video Role-Play: How to Teach Communication Skills Online appeared first on iversity Blog.
Learning Solutions Magazine: Design eLearning to Reduce Cognitive (Over)Load by Pamela S. Hogle
The cognitive load of eLearning comprises many elements, some of which are controlled by instructional designers. Use these approaches to reduce cognitive load.
Learning Solutions Magazine: New eBook: 22 Best Gamification Practices by Kat Gore
Designers and firms have embraced gamification and are committed to getting it right and driving a positive change. The eLearning Guild’s new free eBook, Getting Gamification Right: 22 Best Practices, offers guidance for designing and implementing effective gamification initiatives from some of the industry’s leading names.