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Coursera: Strategies for Bridging the Skills Gap in Your Organization

Strategies for Bridging the Skills Gap in Your Organization
2017-04-13 15:00:25

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.

 

Iversity: Video Role-Play: How to Teach Communication Skills Online

2017-04-13 14:12:50

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.

 

Iversity: Video Role-Play Training: How to Teach Communication Skills Online

2017-04-13 14:12:50

Our newest feature, video role-play training, 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 be able to record video responses on our platform. This will be especially useful in the context of courses with a […] The post Video Role-Play Training: 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

Design eLearning to Reduce Cognitive (Over)Load by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-04-13 04:01:00

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

New eBook: 22 Best Gamification Practices by Kat Gore
2017-04-13 04:01:00

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.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Three Steps to Incorporate More Visual Content into Your eLearning by Hannah Brownlow

Three Steps to Incorporate More Visual Content into Your eLearning by Hannah Brownlow
2017-04-13 04:01:00

Creating effective eLearning is really challenging. How do you fit in all the content you need without massively impacting running time? How do you make sure your learners actually come away with knowledge that sticks? It’s all about engagement.

 

Coursera: Introduction to algorithms

Introduction to algorithms
2017-04-12 20:00:35

Sneak peek videos give you a glimpse into top courses on popular topics. Today’s featured video is from the Data Structures and Algorithms Specialization, offered by the University of California, San Diego and the Higher School of Economics.  How are algorithms used, and why are they so important? In this video, top professors from UC […] The post Introduction to algorithms appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

edX: Myriam: Enhancing Her Studies and Choosing a Career Path on edX

2017-04-12 16:33:15

Myriam, 33, a PhD student at the Institute of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tübingen, shares how edX is helping her while she pursues her degree. One of the main reasons why I started taking courses on edX was to enhance my experience in graduate school. I’m currently studying for my PhD in physiology, and I took Cellular Mechanisms of Brain Function... Read More about Myriam: Enhancing Her Studies and Choosing a Career Path on edX The post Myriam: Enhancing Her Studies and Choosing a Career Path on edX appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Heather Hiles of the Gates Foundation to Keynote Day 1 of Saylor Higher Education Summit

Heather Hiles of the Gates Foundation to Keynote Day 1 of Saylor Higher Education Summit
2017-04-12 15:47:16

We are excited to announce that Heather Hiles, Deputy Director of Postsecondary Success at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will deliver the Keynote address for Day 1 at the Saylor Higher Education Summit taking place this June 21st and June 22nd in Washington D.C. Heather is a visionary and leader in the higher education ... Read More ...

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Blackboard Launches Learning Management System on AWS GovCloud (US) by News Editor

Blackboard Launches Learning Management System on AWS GovCloud (US) by News Editor
2017-04-12 04:01:00

FedRAMP-authorized AWS GovCloud (US) further enhances safety and security for government agencies using Blackboard Learn to provide organizational training, preserve institutional knowledge, and close skill gaps among employees.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Buzzword Decoder: Cognitive Load by Pamela S. Hogle

Buzzword Decoder: Cognitive Load by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-04-12 04:01:00

Cognitive load—and cognitive overload—describe the way learners’ brains process information. Awareness of the limitations and what affects learning—positively and negatively—is essential to instructional designers.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Using a Three-Act Structure to Create Simple and Effective Scenarios for eLearning by Stacey Maloney

Using a Three-Act Structure to Create Simple and Effective Scenarios for eLearning by Stacey Maloney
2017-04-12 04:01:00

The rise of scenario-based training and gamification in eLearning demands creative writing skills that were not necessary in years past. However, developing simple scenarios with the basic three-act structure used in screenwriting can create a valid framework for content. Here’s how!

 

Coursera: Anticipating Automation: Coursera’s Recommended Resources to Prepare you for the Future of Work

2017-04-11 15:00:45

By Alex Sarlin, Enterprise Learning Lead  In the film “Hidden Figures,” African-American mathematician Dorothy Vaughan, played by Octavia Spencer, watches with curiosity as the first IBM computers are installed at her workplace- NASA’s Langley Center- in 1962. Her interest piqued, she ‘borrows’ a FORTRAN book from the whites-only section of the local library and quickly […] The post Anticipating Automation: Coursera’s Recommended Resources to Prepare you for the Future of Work appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Adobe Bolsters eLearning Solutions with New Releases of Captivate and Captivate Prime by News Editor

Adobe Bolsters eLearning Solutions with New Releases of Captivate and Captivate Prime by News Editor
2017-04-11 12:00:00

Adobe today announced the latest versions of its industry-leading eLearning authoring tool, Adobe Captivate, and learning management system (LMS), Adobe Captivate Prime.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Five Essential Skills for Virtual Classroom Facilitators by Pamela S. Hogle

Five Essential Skills for Virtual Classroom Facilitators by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-04-11 04:01:00

Conducting training in a virtual classroom requires honing five key competencies that help facilitators engage. “It’s not lecturing; it’s not presenting. You’re facilitating,” said eLearning consultant Cindy Huggett.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Marc My Words: I Took a Birding Course and Got a Lesson in Performance Support by Marc Rosenberg

Marc My Words: I Took a Birding Course and Got a Lesson in Performance Support by Marc Rosenberg
2017-04-11 04:01:00

“Maybe I have too much time on my hands, but I recently took a birding course. Exciting, huh? The four-hour course, offered by the Rookery Bay Reserve in Naples, Florida, was terrific. I learned a lot about birds, but not in the way you might think.”…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: The Ageless SME: Logic Puzzles, Articulate Storyline 2, and a Seven-Year-Old Math Whiz by Marlia Weisse

The Ageless SME: Logic Puzzles, Articulate Storyline 2, and a Seven-Year-Old Math Whiz by Marlia Weisse
2017-04-10 04:01:00

No matter the age or the expertise of your subject matter experts (SMEs), the process for developing high-quality learning products that meet their requirements is the same, including the compromises we sometimes have to make when working with people unfamiliar with what we do and how we do it. There’s something for everyone in this article: Experience, example, and lessons learned!

 

edX: Nooree: Opening Doors to a Global Career in Supply Chain Management

2017-04-07 14:19:53

We are excited to continue to share learner stories from the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program that demonstrate how MicroMasters programs are helping people improve their lives and advance their careers. Today, Nooree, a supply chain planner at a fresh produce supplier in the UK, shares how the Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program helped her get a job in supply chain when she moved to a new... Read More about Nooree: Opening Doors to a Global Career in Supply Chain Management The post Nooree: Opening Doors to a Global Career in Supply Chain Management appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Takeaways from the Third Annual Adult College Completion Fair

2017-04-06 17:05:29

Working at Saylor Academy usually means working from a computer in our offices — which is great, because it allows us to connect with students anywhere in the world. But we welcome any opportunity to get out in our city and meet prospective students face to face, as we were able to do this past ... Read More ...

 

edX: Robots Are Changing The World

Robots Are Changing The World
2017-04-06 15:04:35

We’ve all encountered robots in one form or another. You may have taken a ride on a driverless airport shuttle or watched a vacuum cleaner chase dust bunnies in your living room. And yet the field of robotics has potential far beyond these day-to-day conveniences. Indeed, the faculty at Penn Engineering believe that robots can help us tackle some of the massive challenges that we... Read More about Robots Are Changing The World The post Robots Are Changing The World appeared first on edX Blog.