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edX: Spreading the Love of Learning: Meet, Sonal

2017-05-12 14:24:06

Sonal, a lifelong learner on edX, shares her passion for inspiring others to improve their lives and build a better world through education. I took my very first MITx class in 2012, when I had just turned 50. Since then, I have never stopped learning on edX. After five years of learning I have earned more certificates than my own age! Learning on edX has truly... Read More about Spreading the Love of Learning: Meet, Sonal The post Spreading the Love of Learning: Meet, Sonal appeared first on edX Blog.

 

edX: edX Celebrates 5 years!

2017-05-11 13:50:25

To the edX global community, This month edX is celebrating its 5th birthday! Through our mission to improve lives by increasing access to high quality education around the world, we have grown the edX global community to more than 11 million from every country in the world. I am inspired by each and every edX learner I meet and hear about and I’m honored to learn... Read More about edX Celebrates 5 years! The post edX Celebrates 5 years! appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Learners Can Take Well-Designed Microlearning Anywhere! by Pamela S. Hogle

Learners Can Take Well-Designed Microlearning Anywhere! by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-05-11 04:01:00

Microlearning works best if it is narrowly focused, clear, and, above all, concise. That means careful attention to design is required.

 

Saylor.org: Making Education Affordable: JetBlue Scholars Program

Making Education Affordable: JetBlue Scholars Program
2017-05-10 19:15:19

Key Takeaways Corporate investment in employee degree completion provides a competitive education benefit and can be used as a tool to recruit motivated, dedicated employees. Saylor Academy’s college-credit recommended OER provides a solid foundation for many types of learning, including corporate-sponsored degree completion & tuition-assistance initiatives. Alternative credit initiatives can help adult learners efficiently earn ... Read More ...

 

Coursera: EMEA: Skilling Your Workforce for the Future

EMEA: Skilling Your Workforce for the Future
2017-05-10 15:00:43

As corporations face changing workforce needs, they are recognizing a growing skills disparity between their needs and existing workforce. They are expected toT plan strategically several years ahead to train and develop their current employees to be well-prepared for future business requirements. European companies like Unicredit and Criteo is partnering with Coursera to prepare their […] The post EMEA: Skilling Your Workforce for the Future appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: UpsideLMS: New Release Features Compliance Training and CPD by News Editor

UpsideLMS: New Release Features Compliance Training and CPD by News Editor
2017-05-10 04:01:00

UpsideLMS’s latest release, version 7.5, offers a win-win situation for learners and administrators with its compliance training and continuing professional development (CPD) modules.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Buzzword Decoder: Wireframing by Pamela S. Hogle

Buzzword Decoder: Wireframing by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-05-10 04:01:00

Wireframing offers an alternative to bullet points and notes as a way to visualize an app, its content, and the navigational and functional elements of the design.

 

Coursera: Using data to transform the learning experience

Using data to transform the learning experience
2017-05-09 14:56:05

by Alexandra Urban, Coursera Teaching and Learning Specialist, & Talia Greenblatt-Kolodny, Coursera Partner Learning and Development Manager Courses on Coursera are reaching millions worldwide, but not all learners are making it all the way through to completion. How can we help more learners succeed? The Coursera Teaching & Learning team has recently partnered with several university […] The post Using data to transform the learning experience appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Instructional Design and Visual Design: The Pillars of Great eLearning by Pamela S. Hogle

Instructional Design and Visual Design: The Pillars of Great eLearning by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-05-09 04:01:00

Poor design can sink an eLearning program—and the flaws might be in the instructional design or the visual design. Both are essential; creating successful eLearning demands that the visual design and instructional design work together.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Marc My Words: Rooting Out Waste in Training Programs—Project Level Factors by Marc Rosenberg

Marc My Words: Rooting Out Waste in Training Programs—Project Level Factors by Marc Rosenberg
2017-05-09 04:01:00

Learning not taking hold in your organization? It may be because you have lots of training activities, but also have lots of training waste. Waste can be found in what you do—or don’t do—to enable people to learn, and then to translate that learning into valued performance. This is where your training strategy comes into play.

 

Khan Academy: Studying for the SAT for 20 hours on Khan Academy associated with 115-point average score increase

Studying for the SAT for 20 hours on Khan Academy associated with 115-point average score increase
2017-05-08 19:23:34

We’re excited to announce today that studying for the SAT for 20 hours on Khan Academy’s free Official SAT Practice is associated with an average score gain of 115 points. That’s nearly double the average score gain compared to students who don’t use our free test prep.Official SAT Practice is free for everyone and personalized for each student. Start getting ready for the SAT today! We think a 115-point score gain can make a real difference when applying to college. If you don’t have 20 hours to practice, don’t worry. Shorter periods of time also correlate with meaningful score gains. Six hours of study on Official SAT Practice is associated with an average 90-point increase—no small bump.We’re also excited that more than 16,000 students from the class of 2017 who used Official SAT Practice improved their scores by more than 200 points. Way to go!Together with the College Board—the maker of the SAT—we studied data from nearly…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Microlearning in China by Zhaoliang Qiu and Wei He

Microlearning in China by Zhaoliang Qiu and Wei He
2017-05-08 04:01:00

Relying on pervasive smartphones, microlearning is playing an increasingly vital role in the corporate learning ecosystem. Corporate microlearning has made a great leap forward in China since 2015. The following results from a 2016 national survey capture the microlearning practice in Chinese companies today and make suggestions for how firms should move forward.

 

Saylor.org: Unscheduled Maintenance Alert

2017-05-06 22:05:48

This evening we will be doing some unscheduled maintenance on the learn.saylor.org platform, in order to fix some issues that arose earlier in the day, which have prevented access to our courses. We hope to be able to get the site back online and in working order by 7pm EDT, and thank you for your ... Read More ...

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Case Study: Safety GPS Replaces eLearning with Performance Support by Pamela S. Hogle

Case Study: Safety GPS Replaces eLearning with Performance Support by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-05-04 04:01:00

A performance support tool might be a better way to meet performance goals than training. Saint Vincent Health System’s Safety GPS is an example.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Ten Best Practices for LMS Upgrade or Migration by Amit Gautam

Ten Best Practices for LMS Upgrade or Migration by Amit Gautam
2017-05-04 04:01:00

LMSs today have to keep up with the technological revolution. This often means frequent upgrades or even switching to a new system entirely. If buyers think that keeping up is the LMS provider’s job, they may be unclear about their own role in the process. Here are some best practices that can make the overall LMS upgrade or migration process go smoothly.

 

Coursera: A TESOL certification opens doors at home and abroad

2017-05-03 15:00:12

Christine Holder teaches online with Coursera for Business customer VIPKID, a platform that connects Chinese students aged 5 through 12 with English teachers in the U.S. and Canada. In 2016, VIPKID began sponsoring teachers like Christine to earn their Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificates through Arizona State University’s TESOL Specializations on […] The post A TESOL certification opens doors at home and abroad appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Trivantis Releases CourseMill 7.5 Featuring New Mobile App and Student Interface by News Editor

Trivantis Releases CourseMill 7.5 Featuring New Mobile App and Student Interface by News Editor
2017-05-03 13:00:00

The CourseMill 7.5 learning management system improves the learner experience.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: MVP Is the Key to Agile Project Management by Pamela S. Hogle

MVP Is the Key to Agile Project Management by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-05-03 04:01:00

Agile project management enables teams to create intelligent iterations and manage change. It all hinges on the MVP.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Agile Teams: Build the Right Team, Build the Team Right by Rose Hemlock

Agile Teams: Build the Right Team, Build the Team Right by Rose Hemlock
2017-05-03 04:01:00

Improving accountability and predictability of delivery in agile teams.

 

Saylor.org: Takeaways from the Second Annual City of Alexandria Higher Education Fair

Takeaways from the Second Annual City of Alexandria Higher Education Fair
2017-05-02 20:49:38

We emerged from behind our computers once again for the 2nd Annual City of Alexandria Employee Higher Education Fair, just down the road from us in Alexandria, Virginia. We are proud to be among the couple dozen schools and other organizations invited to share our college credit opportunities with employees of the City of Alexandria. ... Read More ...