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Saylor.org: The Weekend Assignment: Invention

2017-05-26 19:15:22

Welcome to the second Weekend Assignment, but before we dive into our new theme let’s explore what we learned about time. Last Friday our fact covered Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch mathematician and scientist who invented the pendulum clock, and who also discovered Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. Another interesting thing about time is the light ... Read More ...

 

edX: Python, Hackathons and Job Opportunities: Meet, Ravi

2017-05-25 20:03:34

Ravi, an electrical engineering student from India, shares how the accessible materials on edX helped him participate in a Hackathon. I am a fourth-year electrical engineering student at IIT Madras. I wanted to participate in a Hackathon for the visually impaired that the university was hosting with Vision-Aid, so I took the Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python from MITx on edX in... Read More about Python, Hackathons and Job Opportunities: Meet, Ravi The post Python, Hackathons and Job Opportunities: Meet, Ravi appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Panelist Profile: Stephanie Krauss

Panelist Profile: Stephanie Krauss
2017-05-25 06:30:36

We are pleased to have Stephanie Malia Krauss join us for the Saylor Higher Education Summit.  Ms. Krauss will lend her expertise to our panel on alternative credentials. Stephanie Malia Krauss is director of special projects at Jobs for the Future. She develops, shapes, funds, and manages cross-team and cross-strategy projects that further Jobs for ... Read More ...

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Go Virtual Classroom? Go Mobile? Why Not Do Both! by Pamela S. Hogle

Go Virtual Classroom? Go Mobile? Why Not Do Both! by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-05-25 04:01:00

Virtual classroom platform vendors are amping up their offerings as learners and instructors alike shift to mobile devices. “We’ve built our virtual learning apps to include activity-based learning for instructors on the go,” said Jigsaw vice president Ginger Ackerman.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Metafocus: Is Virtual Reality Safe for Kids? by Matt Sparks

Metafocus: Is Virtual Reality Safe for Kids? by Matt Sparks
2017-05-25 04:01:00

At the South by Southwest (SXSW) and SXSWedu conferences in March, several speakers and panelists brought up the safety of virtual reality for children. Evidently, the risks of VR are weighing on many people’s minds. Is this a reasonable concern?

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: eLearning Brothers Launches a First in the Training Market: Customizable Courseware by News Editor

eLearning Brothers Launches a First in the Training Market: Customizable Courseware by News Editor
2017-05-25 04:01:00

Customizable Courseware is a fully designed and developed training package that includes the eLearning source files, classroom materials, and PowerPoint presentations.

 

Saylor.org: Panelist Profile: Mike Adams, MissionU

Panelist Profile: Mike Adams, MissionU
2017-05-24 19:47:37

 

Iversity: Learn Agile Management Online à la Hollywood

2017-05-24 15:39:56

When we we thought about how one would best learn Agile Management online, we eventually settled on exploring news ways of how to use storytelling in online education. Because learning works best, when it is fun, intuitive and engaging. This is why the course “Agile Management” (which unfortunately for now is only available in German), led by Lean […] The post Learn Agile Management Online à la Hollywood appeared first on iversity Blog.

 

Coursera: Building Technical Skills through Enterprise Learning

Building Technical Skills through Enterprise Learning
2017-05-24 15:00:24

Coursera for Business has partnered with Future on an upcoming webinar: “Building Technical Skills through Enterprise Learning“, on Wednesday May 31st at 10am PST. A rapidly changing economy and technology are putting new pressures and expectations on Learning and Development. Organizations are struggling to keep up with cutting edge technologies and looking for a new solution. […] The post Building Technical Skills through Enterprise Learning appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Using Social Media in eLearning by Marie Miguel

Using Social Media in eLearning by Marie Miguel
2017-05-24 04:01:00

Social media is part of many lives, at work and elsewhere. People at least add to their knowledge through social media, and sometimes to their skills. Doesn’t it make sense to integrate social media into eLearning? Here are some ways that these sites can further learners’ understanding and provide insight.

 

Coursera: Creating Newsworthy Data Visualizations

2017-05-23 17:30:47

Once she landed her dream job as a data analyst, Ponprom wanted to see her insights published. With help from Coursera, the University of Illinois, and Duke University, she got to see her name in print. Here’s her story: After finishing my degree, I landed my dream job as a data analyst at Bloomberg in […] The post Creating Newsworthy Data Visualizations appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

edX: Front-End Web Developer: One of Today’s Hottest Jobs

Front-End Web Developer: One of Today’s Hottest Jobs
2017-05-23 17:00:45

Build and enhance critical professional skills in one of the best technology jobs with W3C’s Professional Certificate program.  The Web is everywhere: from your favorite connected device (mobile phone, pad, etc.) to your future connected car and home. The Web is also changing the landscape in healthcare, financial and government services, as well as commerce, arts and education! As such, the Web design and development... Read More about Front-End Web Developer: One of Today’s Hottest Jobs The post Front-End Web Developer: One of Today’s Hottest Jobs appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Speaker Profile: Dr. Stella Porto, Inter-American Development Bank

Speaker Profile: Dr. Stella Porto, Inter-American Development Bank
2017-05-23 12:44:53

Stella Porto is a Learning and Knowledge Management specialist at the Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Dr. Porto will focus her breakout session on leveraging “ePortfolios Based on Competency Models” to connect academia to the workplace and how such an approach presents both benefits ... Read More ...

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Going Pro: Voice Actors Enhance eLearning Voice-overs and Soundtracks by Pamela S. Hogle

Going Pro: Voice Actors Enhance eLearning Voice-overs and Soundtracks by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-05-23 04:01:00

The audio track is as important to a polished, professional eLearning module as the navigation or visual content. Consider using professional voice talent to ensure quality audio.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Toolkit: Adobe Captivate Prime by Joe Ganci

Toolkit: Adobe Captivate Prime by Joe Ganci
2017-05-23 04:01:00

Adobe set out to create a new LMS that it hoped organizations would find easy to use and yet powerful too. The company began by researching first what organizations liked and then what they didn’t like about their LMSs. If you are looking for an LMS, you really need to read this review!

 

Coursera: The “secret sauce” behind the world’s most popular online course

2017-05-22 18:09:29

By Talia Greenblatt-Kolodny, Coursera Partner Learning and Development Manager, and Barbara Oakley, Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University When Barbara Oakley was experimenting in her basement with a new camera and an inexpensive green cloth, she never imagined her Coursera course, Learning How to Learn would become the world’s most popular open […] The post The “secret sauce” behind the world’s most popular online course appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Speaker Profile: Deshawn Preston, PhD, Southern Education Foundation

Speaker Profile: Deshawn Preston, PhD, Southern Education Foundation
2017-05-22 14:00:26

We are very pleased to have Dr. Preston presenting some of his findings from his report Untold Barriers for Black Students in Higher Education at the Saylor Higher Education Summit. DeShawn Preston serves as the Southern Education Foundation’s (SEF) Higher Education Research Fellow. He recently received his Ph.D. in Higher Educational Leadership from Clemson University, and his research ... Read More ...

 

Saylor.org: Speaker Profile: DeShawn Preston, PhD, Southern Education Foundation

Speaker Profile: DeShawn Preston, PhD, Southern Education Foundation
2017-05-22 14:00:26

We are very pleased to have Dr. Preston presenting some of his findings from his report Untold Barriers for Black Students in Higher Education at the Saylor Higher Education Summit. DeShawn Preston serves as the Southern Education Foundation’s (SEF) Higher Education Research Fellow. He recently received his Ph.D. in Higher Educational Leadership from Clemson University, and his research ... Read More ...

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Making eLearning Video in a Department of One by Stephen Haskin

Making eLearning Video in a Department of One by Stephen Haskin
2017-05-22 04:01:00

Sometimes we get to produce eLearning with a team, and sometimes we are a video department of one. Doing all the work of video creation—being a department of one—has many advantages and some disadvantages. What are they, and how do you deal with them? What are the differences between working with and without a crew?

 

edX: 2017’s Top Tech Skills For Getting a Job in Silicon Valley

2017’s Top Tech Skills For Getting a Job in Silicon Valley
2017-05-19 20:17:10

Become the most wanted tech employee with our collection of online courses.  The technology market is becoming more and more competitive, and companies are on the hunt for employees with a specific set of skills. If you want to land that coveted job in Silicon Valley, you’ll likely need to possess one or more of the most in-demand skills required for the 2017 technology job market.  Below are the... Read More about 2017’s Top Tech Skills For Getting a Job in Silicon Valley The post 2017’s Top Tech Skills For Getting a Job in Silicon Valley appeared first on edX Blog.