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Coursera: The Two Very Different Skillsets It Will Take to Succeed in the Jobs of the Future

2017-04-19 15:00:12

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.

 

Saylor.org: Dr. Vijay Kumar of MIT to Keynote Day 2 of the Saylor Academy Higher Education Summit

Dr. Vijay Kumar of MIT to Keynote Day 2 of the Saylor Academy Higher Education Summit
2017-04-19 13:42:50

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

Engaging eLearning on a Budget: Tools Roundup by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-04-19 04:01:00

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

Research Spotlight: Next Generation of Asynchronous Authoring Tools by Sharon Vipond
2017-04-19 04:01:00

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.

 

edX: Learn Software Development the Right Way

2017-04-18 21:57:39

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

Getting Started with xAPI: Take a Hike with an Expert by Megan Torrance
2017-04-18 04:01:00

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

In Real Life: What I've Learned After 15 Years of Playing Games at Work by JD Dillon
2017-04-18 04:01:00

Practical takeaways from using game elements to support workplace learning.

 

Coursera: Reflections from our 5th annual Coursera Partners Conference

2017-04-17 20:33:41

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

Portrait of the Modern Learner by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-04-17 04:01:00

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.

 

Coursera: New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders

New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders
2017-04-13 22:57:25

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.

 

edX: 15 Tips and Tricks for Android App Developers in 2017

15 Tips and Tricks for Android App Developers in 2017
2017-04-13 20:30:36

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.

 

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 ...