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Learning Solutions Magazine: New eBook: 233 Tips on Graphics and Visual Design by Kat Gore

New eBook: 233 Tips on Graphics and Visual Design by Kat Gore
2017-06-08 04:01:00

The eLearning Guild’s new free eBook, 233 Tips on Graphics and Visual Design, contains design concepts and ideas that have real, practical application in L&D work.

 

edX: EdX Welcomes Red Hat

EdX Welcomes Red Hat
2017-06-07 15:38:10

We are honored to announce that Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source, enterprise IT solutions, has joined the global community of edX partners. Red Hat uses a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative... Read More about EdX Welcomes Red Hat The post EdX Welcomes Red Hat appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Coursera: Is Your Workforce Ready for 2020?

Is Your Workforce Ready for 2020?
2017-06-07 15:00:23

Coursera for Business has partnered with Training Magazine on an upcoming webinar: “Is Your Workforce Ready for 2020?“, on Wednesday, June 13th at 9 am PST. Work looks completely different today than it did just a generation ago. Where we work looks different, how we work has changed, and the skills any given employee needs are […] The post Is Your Workforce Ready for 2020? appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Coursera Announces Series D Funding

2017-06-07 13:08:26

By Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera We’re thrilled to share a big Coursera company update: we recently closed our fourth round of funding. We’ll use the $64 million raised in this round to continue expanding and improving the Coursera learning experience in 2017 and beyond. In particular, our Series D funding will allow us to […] The post Coursera Announces Series D Funding appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Gamification and Game-Based Learning Are Two Different Animals by Susan Jacobs

Gamification and Game-Based Learning Are Two Different Animals by Susan Jacobs
2017-06-07 04:01:00

Gamification and game-based learning are two industry buzzwords that sound similar and are often confused. Here is the skinny on the key differences between the two terms, which can both exist harmoniously in the workplace.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: When Should You Say No to Gamification? by Susan Jacobs

When Should You Say No to Gamification? by Susan Jacobs
2017-06-07 04:01:00

While gamification might be a tempting prospect, it is not a magical panacea. Indeed, there are certain times when it may be best for your enterprise to skip gamification. Here are five situations in which learning executives should probably say no to gamification.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: CPA Firm Counted on Gamification by Susan Jacobs

CPA Firm Counted on Gamification by Susan Jacobs
2017-06-07 04:01:00

This case study describes how Dixon Hughes Goodman, a certified public accounting and consulting firm with 34 offices nationwide, used gamification to improve the project management skills of audit professionals. The voluntary participation of auditors in the six-week trial program exceeded expectations, with the company observing improved adherence to established best practices.

 

Saylor.org: Panelist Profile: Marc Singer, Thomas Edison State University

Panelist Profile: Marc Singer, Thomas Edison State University
2017-06-06 14:06:12

As Thomas Edison State University leads higher education in innovating to increase access for non-traditional students, we are very pleased to have Marc Singer join us and moderate a panel on degree completion for working learners. Marc is Vice Provost at TESU, responsible for the University’s programs in prior learning assessment, open educational resources, and ... Read More ...

 

edX: EdX Welcomes Kiron

EdX Welcomes Kiron
2017-06-06 12:54:05

We are honored to announce Kiron, a Berlin-based open education start-up with a mission to enable access to free higher education for refugees, to the global community of edX partners. Since April 2016, Kiron has been working with edX to integrate courses into its learning platform. EdX issues free verified certificates for Kiron students who have successfully completed courses, and those certificates translate to college... Read More about EdX Welcomes Kiron The post EdX Welcomes Kiron appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: How to Drive ROI on Gamification Initiatives by Susan Jacobs

How to Drive ROI on Gamification Initiatives by Susan Jacobs
2017-06-06 04:01:00

Learning executives can commit considerable sums of money to gamification initiatives with little reassurance that the investment will pay off. Gamification pioneer and thought leader Yu-kai Chou discusses how his simple and free Octalysis Framework can help them improve their return on investment.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Nuts and Bolts: Working Out Loud Week 2017 by Jane Bozarth

Nuts and Bolts: Working Out Loud Week 2017 by Jane Bozarth
2017-06-06 04:01:00

“Working out loud” doesn’t mean broadcasting every moment of every day, or crowing about every accomplishment, or only showing final, polished work products. Rather, it’s a way of capturing the tacit knowledge that’s so hard to nail down: not just what we do but how we get things done. Here are some ways to capture that.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Promote Active Learning; It Sticks! by Pamela S. Hogle

Promote Active Learning; It Sticks! by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-06-06 04:01:00

Active learning is more “sticky” than passive learning, and it’s a better way to improve engagement—and results—than buying into persistent myths about how people learn.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: How Gamification Can Make Dreary Subjects Like Safety Compliance More Engaging by Susan Jacobs

How Gamification Can Make Dreary Subjects Like Safety Compliance More Engaging by Susan Jacobs
2017-06-06 04:01:00

It can be a challenge to actively engage workers in mandated compliance trainings. As the Mosaic Company discovered, gamification can make dry or repetitious material more interesting. Mosaic, a world leader in mining phosphate, worked with Bottom-Line Performance to successfully revamp its required safety training programs for new hires and existing employees.

 

Saylor.org: Panelist Profile: Katie Hall, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

Panelist Profile: Katie Hall, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
2017-06-05 15:30:41

We’re really pleased to have Katie Hall moderate our panel on alternative credentials at the Saylor Higher Education Summit. In addition to moderating the panel, Katie will discuss the “Connecting Credentials” initiative. Connecting Credentials is a cross-sector collaboration of educators, learners, employers, funders, community leaders, workforce development groups, and public policymakers working to is make ... Read More ...

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: L&D Digital Transformation Begins with Rethinking the LMS by JD Dillon

L&D Digital Transformation Begins with Rethinking the LMS by JD Dillon
2017-06-05 04:01:00

While the LMS was one of the few tools available for L&D to deliver training in the past, the way we do our work has not kept pace with the way we live. This is especially true when it comes to accessing and sharing information, a foundational consideration for modern learning organizations. Here are 10 steps for designing a right-fit continuous learning experience for today’s organizations.

 

Saylor.org: Site maintenance June 4th

2017-06-04 15:09:57

As part of a software update, our courses and materials at learn.saylor.org will be unavailable for several hours on Sunday, June 4th. We expect to have everything back in order by 3:00 PM EDT. If you would like to do some studying while the site is offline, you can use the Wayback Machine to view ... Read More ...

 

Saylor.org: The Weekend Assignment: Currency

2017-06-02 21:18:49

Last weekend’s assignment was to learn something new about a little known invention, and with our #FridayFact we learned that Leonardo Da Vinci is considered to have been the first person to create a résumé. Da Vinci’s résumé took the form of a letter written around 1481–1482 to Ludovico Sforza. At the time Sforza was ... Read More ...

 

edX: Leadership Skills – Essentials for Success

Leadership Skills – Essentials for Success
2017-06-02 18:06:55

Leadership skills are increasingly important for anyone looking to advance their career. From working in teams, to communicating effectively, to making the right decisions — possessing these key leadership skills will set you up for success on the job. We have plenty of courses on edX that will help you become a better leader. The following courses offer you the opportunity to learn these essential skills in... Read More about Leadership Skills – Essentials for Success The post Leadership Skills – Essentials for Success appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Panelist Profile: Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed

Panelist Profile:  Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed
2017-06-02 14:41:14

We’re very pleased to have Paul Fain moderate our panel “Perspectives on Competency-Based Education” at the Saylor Higher Education Summit. To learn from Paul and other great speakers, please request an invitation today. Paul Fain is news editor at Inside Higher Ed, where he has worked since 2011. He writes about low-income students, college completion ... Read More ...

 

Saylor.org: Speaker Profiles: Robert Clougherty and Viktoria Popova , MindAppster, Inc.

Speaker Profiles: Robert Clougherty and Viktoria Popova , MindAppster, Inc.
2017-06-01 19:00:31

Ms. Popova and Dr. Clougherty will discuss their integrative learning model and viewing higher education as a learning system during the Saylor Higher Education Summit taking place this June 21/22 here in Washington D.C. We hope you can join us and all the details can be obtained by clicking the banner at the bottom of ... Read More ...