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edX: From Body to Brain – 5 Ways Food Improves Your Overall Health

From Body to Brain – 5 Ways Food Improves Your Overall Health
2017-04-05 17:57:31

You have probably heard time and time again that you need to eat more fruits and vegetables, more wholegrains and less processed food. But, do you really know why? A lot of focus is placed on the need to eat healthy in order to lose weight, and with good reason. However, there are many other benefits to eating healthy, other than weight loss that you... Read More about From Body to Brain – 5 Ways Food Improves Your Overall Health The post From Body to Brain – 5 Ways Food Improves Your Overall Health appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Iversity: Learning in a Social Network

2017-04-05 10:58:08

We envision learning on iversity as a social experience. Therefore, we create a social network for our users that enables them to interact in ways that they are already familiar with. The messaging feature, for example, allows learners to privately communicate with others on the iversity platform through a convenient messenger system – one on […] The post Learning in a Social Network appeared first on iversity Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Is Media Multitasking a Myth? by Pamela S. Hogle

Is Media Multitasking a Myth? by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-04-05 04:01:00

Many learners believe that they are good at multitasking; even more believe that they successfully “media multitask”—simultaneously process multiple streams of media information. Do they? Research indicates that they do not.

 

Coursera: [Infographic] Closing the Skills Gap: It’s Time to Work Together

[Infographic] Closing the Skills Gap: It’s Time to Work Together
2017-04-04 16:00:23

It’s time to work together. At Coursera, we think it’s time to change the conversation about the skills gap. According to many employers, the skills gap is hindering growth. The problem is getting worse, but we believe there are ways to work together to tackle this issue. By encouraging employers, universities, and individuals to collaborate, we […] The post [Infographic] Closing the Skills Gap: It’s Time to Work Together appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Nuts and Bolts: Social Tools for Learning: 2017 by Jane Bozarth

Nuts and Bolts: Social Tools for Learning: 2017 by Jane Bozarth
2017-04-04 04:01:00

Social tools evolve quickly, and keeping up is a fun and sometimes daunting challenge. Are you one of those who can see past a tool’s usual use and find an interesting, different twist to take, one that can inspire learning pursuits? Here are some examples.

 

Coursera: Congratulations to the winners of Coursera’s 2017 Outstanding Educator Awards

2017-04-03 19:47:45

Coursera has come a long way since we launched our first courses in 2012, and none of our progress would have been possible without the amazing instructors who teach on our platform. We’re continually inspired by the energy and creativity that these individuals – many of them top experts in their fields – bring to […] The post Congratulations to the winners of Coursera’s 2017 Outstanding Educator Awards appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: New: Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations

New: Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations
2017-04-03 17:00:17

By Shobi Thomas, Product Manager, Coursera Don’t you wish every one of your investments worked out perfectly? And how much more important is that investment when it comes to your education? With an abundance of online learning options and over 2000 courses available on Coursera alone, finding that perfect course on the first try can […] The post New: Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Announcing the Saylor Higher Education Summit

2017-04-03 14:00:51

On June 21-22, 2017,  Saylor Academy will host the Saylor Higher Education Summit, an invite-only event that will bring together decision-makers and influencers impacting the post-secondary education space. We invite senior-level higher education administrators, nonprofit leaders, workforce development/e-learning executives, and policymakers to register or request an invitation. The Saylor Higher Education Summit will explore ways ... Read More ...

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Step into Spring! Don't Miss The eLearning Guild's Content Package Promotion by News Editor

Step into Spring! Don't Miss The eLearning Guild's Content Package Promotion by News Editor
2017-04-03 04:01:00

Join The eLearning Guild and add, upgrade, or renew a content package to get an extra month of career-boosting content, free!

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Games Pose Unique Accessibility Challenges by Pamela S. Hogle

Games Pose Unique Accessibility Challenges by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-04-03 04:01:00

Designing accessible, inclusive games poses challenges that developers don’t encounter in more conventional eLearning content. Some changes, when incorporated early in the development process, greatly enhance inclusivity at relatively low cost.

 

Coursera: New Feature: Coursera Naptime

2017-04-01 08:30:30

At Coursera, we’re always looking for ways to remove the obstacles that stand between you and your goals. Many of you have told us about one major obstacle you face – lack of sleep. Research shows that a quick doze can improve your ability to focus and generate new ideas, so we wondered – to […] The post New Feature: Coursera Naptime appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

edX: 13 Cursos en Español Sugeridos Para Ti

13 Cursos en Español Sugeridos Para Ti
2017-03-31 15:37:08

Mira estos nuevos cursos fascinantes en español sugeridos para ti mismo. Gestión de Proyectos de Desarrollo IDBx Fisiopatología renal y enigmas de la vida cotidiana UAMx Escribir para Convencer JaverianaX Cómo implantar grupos de mejora de procesos UPValenciaX Educación de calidad para todos. Equidad, inclusión y atención a la diversidad UAMx Políticas efectivas de desarrollo infantil IDBx Aproximación Neuropsicológica de la Lecto-Escritura en la etapa... Read More about 13 Cursos en Español Sugeridos Para Ti The post 13 Cursos en Español Sugeridos Para Ti appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Authenticity Is More Than Skin Deep by Pamela S. Hogle

Authenticity Is More Than Skin Deep by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-03-30 04:01:00

To truly engage learners, eLearning games and simulations should reflect the real world; eLearning developers have the opportunity—and perhaps the obligation—to do better than the commercial gaming industry in seeking true diversity.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Metafocus: Diversity in VR, Games, and Education by Matt Sparks

Metafocus: Diversity in VR, Games, and Education by Matt Sparks
2017-03-30 04:01:00

“I stood in the center of the room at a VR meetup in Austin, Texas, spinning around, gaping at a sea of young white male faces surrounding me. … I counted only a handful of women in the entire crowd, an even smaller handful of people of color.”…

 

Coursera: Talk it out: How in-person learning groups can enrich your online learning program

2017-03-29 16:09:17

When you hear “online workforce development program,” what image pops into your head? If it’s a roomful of employees with their noses in keyboards, think again. Even when learning happens online, motivated employees will seek out colleagues to discuss concepts face-to-face. By encouraging those conversations, you can harness their potential to make material stickier, add accountability, […] The post Talk it out: How in-person learning groups can enrich your online learning program appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Iversity: Peer Review in Online Education

2017-03-29 11:56:19

Our peer evaluation feature allows course participants to evaluate, provide feedback and score each other’s work. This is how we can provide all learners with qualitative peer feedback on creative assignments – even when there are thousands of learners in a course. At the same time, peer review exercises provide a valuable change of perspectives. […] The post Peer Review in Online Education appeared first on iversity Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Saylor Academy Partners with Urban College of Boston to Provide Flexible and Affordable Degree Completion

Saylor Academy Partners with Urban College of Boston to Provide Flexible and Affordable Degree Completion
2017-03-29 11:00:31

Saylor Academy is pleased to announce a college credit transfer partnership with Urban College of Boston. The Urban College of Boston (UCB) is an independent, co-educational two-year institution located in the heart of downtown Boston. UCB is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer Associate of Arts degrees in Early Childhood Education, Human Services ... Read More ...

 

Coursera: Coursera Launches Two New Master’s Degrees from HEC Paris and the University of Illinois

2017-03-29 06:58:35

By Nikhil Sinha, Chief Business Officer For many people, a master’s degree from a top university is critical to make a significant career change. Coursera and our partners are committed to making these high-value credentials more accessible to learners around the world. Today, we’re excited to announce two new additions to our expanding degrees catalogue: […] The post Coursera Launches Two New Master’s Degrees from HEC Paris and the University of Illinois appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Research Spotlight: Creating Digital Awareness with Interactive Video by Sharon Vipond

Research Spotlight: Creating Digital Awareness with Interactive Video by Sharon Vipond
2017-03-29 04:01:00

This case study describes how a cross-functional team at PwC, a global professional services network, used interactive video to support a learning and marketing program for digital transformation. PwC drives digital transformation through a framework that encourages learners to move from digital “awareness” to “fluency” and, ultimately, to “expertise.”…

 

Coursera: 5 Data Science Skills That Will Boost Your Salary

2017-03-28 20:00:40

The Data Buzz series brings you a regular roundup of what’s trending in data science. A career in data science can be both personally rewarding and lucrative, but you have to stay on top of your game to get those results. With major changes in technology and industry happening at lightning speed, ongoing professional development […] The post 5 Data Science Skills That Will Boost Your Salary appeared first on Coursera Blog.