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Learning Solutions Magazine: VR and AR in eLearning: Ready for Prime Time? by Stephen Haskin

VR and AR in eLearning: Ready for Prime Time? by Stephen Haskin
2017-07-03 04:01:00

Are we close to practical uses of AR and VR for learning, skill development, and performance? Here are some answers.

 

Saylor.org: The Weekend Assignment: Data

2017-06-30 21:06:02

The last Weekend Assignment focused on the theme of education, in which we discovered how the ancient Spartans provided the same level of education no matter the social standing of the individual. The Spartan women were also educated, unlike their Athenian counterparts. They could also own property and inherit wealth. In 1852 Massachusetts was the ... Read More ...

 

Coursera: A conversation with Yale University Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller

2017-06-30 15:17:12

Robert Shiller, who won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, is the instructor of Financial Markets, one of the most popular courses on Coursera. We sat down to talk with him about what it’s like to win a Nobel Prize, why he decided to teach online, and what learners can expect from his new […] The post A conversation with Yale University Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Watch the keynotes and panels from the Saylor Higher Education Summit

2017-06-30 14:59:38

On June 21st and 22nd, we brought together educators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and non-profit leaders from around the world in Washington, DC, for our Higher Education Summit. The goal was to carry forward the conversation about education and credentialing for the next billion students worldwide — students who will be served by both traditional and ... Read More ...

 

edX: Cursos de gestión de proyectos que te ayudarán a alcanzar tus metas

Cursos de gestión de proyectos que te ayudarán a alcanzar tus metas
2017-06-30 14:36:07

Wikipedia define la gestión de proyectos como la “disciplina del planeamiento, la organización, la motivación, y el control de los recursos con el propósito de alcanzar uno o varios objetivos”. En pocas palabras, la gestión de proyectos es un método avanzado para alcanzar los objetivos. Es un sistema basado en años de investigación y desarrollo científico, diseñado para ayudarte a iniciar, planificar, monitorear y completar... Read More about Cursos de gestión de proyectos que te ayudarán a alcanzar tus metas The post Cursos de gestión de proyectos que te ayudarán a alcanzar tus metas appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Metafocus: Seven Ethical Dilemmas of VR in Education by Matt Sparks

Metafocus: Seven Ethical Dilemmas of VR in Education by Matt Sparks
2017-06-29 04:01:00

We hear VR called an empathy machine. But can VR decrease empathy? What does the research say, if anything? And, if true, what can we do about it?

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: It IS Possible to Create Engaging Compliance Training—Here's How by Pamela S. Hogle

It IS Possible to Create Engaging Compliance Training—Here's How by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-06-29 04:01:00

Need to create compliance training that learners will love? Follow these tips from an award-winning designer-developer team.

 

Coursera: Webinar: What’s Next in Employee Learning: Games!

Webinar: What’s Next in Employee Learning: Games!
2017-06-28 15:00:21

Coursera for Business has partnered with ATD, Association for Talent Development on an upcoming webinar: “What’s Next in Employee Learning: Games!“, on Thursday, July 6th at 9 am PST. Gamification is a hot topic that’s showing up everywhere, including in employee training and learning. Game-based learning offers an opportunity to keep learners engaged in your […] The post Webinar: What’s Next in Employee Learning: Games! appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

edX: Sparking the Architectural Imagination: HarvardX Learners Share their Work

2017-06-28 14:42:27

The Harvard Graduate School of Design and HarvardX’s The Architectural Imagination course on edX has truly tapped into a global audience of learners who are passionate about architecture. Since launching in February, more than 115,000 students around the world have enrolled in the course to study the fundamental principles of architecture from a study of history’s important buildings. Through vivid analyses of exemplary structures and hands-on... Read More about Sparking the Architectural Imagination: HarvardX Learners Share their Work The post Sparking the Architectural Imagination: HarvardX Learners Share their Work appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: The Future of Gamification by Susan Jacobs

The Future of Gamification by Susan Jacobs
2017-06-28 04:01:00

What does the future portend for gamification? Four respected thought leaders in the field weigh in on where they believe gamification is headed.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Research Spotlight: Is Instructional Design a Dying Art? by Sharon Vipond

Research Spotlight: Is Instructional Design a Dying Art? by Sharon Vipond
2017-06-28 04:01:00

Instructional design has seen huge changes in the last 10 years. There is constant confusion about the end of the discipline and the profession. Is it dying?

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Book Review: Virtual Training Tools and Templates by Pamela S. Hogle

Book Review: Virtual Training Tools and Templates by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-06-27 04:01:00

Virtual training coach Cindy Huggett shares her secrets to creating engaging virtual classroom training and honing your skills as a facilitator or producer.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Toolkit: Thinkzoom—Authoring that Leverages Video, Social by Joe Ganci

Toolkit: Thinkzoom—Authoring that Leverages Video, Social by Joe Ganci
2017-06-27 04:01:00

Thinkzoom is a web-based authoring tool that lets you build courses around your documents, videos, and video screen captures. The tool supports social learning and collaboration.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Mixed Reality Coming At You by Dov Jacobson

Mixed Reality Coming At You by Dov Jacobson
2017-06-26 04:01:00

Mixed reality is more than one thing, a broad technology spectrum that we are now beginning to explore. What are its uses for learning? Here are some answers.

 

Coursera: Love Without Limits: Celebrating Pride Month @ Coursera

2017-06-23 21:43:13

By Deanna Raineri, Chief Academic Strategist, Coursera June is LGBTQ+ Pride month across the globe. In many places, including right here at Coursera, this is a time to celebrate the contributions, experiences, and diversity of LGBTQ+ individuals—and to acknowledge the challenges they continue to face around the world.     At Coursera, we believe that anyone, […] The post Love Without Limits: Celebrating Pride Month @ Coursera appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

edX: Grandes sueños, grandes logros: Conoce a Juan David

Grandes sueños, grandes logros: Conoce a Juan David
2017-06-23 19:17:06

Juan David Cruz Serrano es un emprendedor que con la ayuda de los cursos de edX está logrando sus sueños, hoy en día tiene su propia empresa de aplicaciones móviles y fue becado por Apple para ir al WWDC 2017, esto gracias a la aplicación que desarrollo: “a bit of humanity”, en la cual muestra que Colombia es un país diverso, y que cada uno... Read More about Grandes sueños, grandes logros: Conoce a Juan David The post Grandes sueños, grandes logros: Conoce a Juan David appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Saylor.org: The Weekend Assignment: Education

2017-06-23 18:31:44

Last weekend’s assignment focused on the theme of socialization, and with the #FridayFact we learned that in ancient mesopotamia inscribed clay tablets were used to promote advanced farming techniques. This early form of public relations helped push their society forward and become more productive. Another interesting fact around socialization concerns the social behaviour of dolphins ... Read More ...

 

edX: Using Python to Develop Screen Reader Features: Meet, Bhargav

2017-06-23 15:25:37

Bhargav, a test engineer from India, shares how learning on edX helped him develop add-ons for screen readers, participate in multiple Hackathons and get a job. I have always been interested in computer science: before I started learning on edX, I had already learned to program in C, C++, HTML, PHP, MYSQL and ASP.NET. Through edX, I was able to explore a new programming language... Read More about Using Python to Develop Screen Reader Features: Meet, Bhargav The post Using Python to Develop Screen Reader Features: Meet, Bhargav appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Learning Management System: The Sine Qua Non for Effective Compliance Training by Amit Gautam

Learning Management System: The Sine Qua Non for Effective Compliance Training by Amit Gautam
2017-06-22 04:01:00

In a well-structured corporate training environment, compliance is not only a necessity but a significant responsibility, both legally and operationally. It helps in alleviating risks, safeguarding organizational reputation, and ensuring there are no unnecessary legal tussles and penalties. Here are nine tips to ensure effective compliance training with an LMS.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Coding Responsive Design in Easy Steps by Mark Lassoff

Coding Responsive Design in Easy Steps by Mark Lassoff
2017-06-22 04:01:00

Authoring tools may offer some responsive design support, but in a code-based project, responsive features are harder to implement. Here’s how to handle them.