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Learning Solutions Magazine: eLearning Guild Research: Come On In, the Tools Are Grrrrrreat! by Patti Shank

eLearning Guild Research: Come On In, the Tools Are Grrrrrreat! by Patti Shank
2013-01-10 06:01:00

What are members of The eLearning Guild saying about the tools they use in their work? Recent Guild research reports offer the comments of members about eLearning software, and here are a few of those responses.

 

Khan Academy: "It’s that some kids DO want to learn, but can’t."

2013-01-10 00:23:00

Guest post by Andrew Einhorn, founder and CEO of the not-for-profit Numeric.org in South Africa ——- A little over 15 months ago, we started an experiment.  We wanted to know if Khan Academy was viable in township (slum) areas in South Africa and if so, what type of impact it might have on numeracy.   Numeracy in South Africa is astonishingly weak, with just 2% of Grade 9s scoring over 50% on the annual national assessments in 2012.  And so we set out to see if Khan Academy might be used as a catalyst for change.  But before I expound on the results of this experiment, I ought perhaps give a little more background on the environments we’re working in. Townships in South Africa are not unlike the favelas of Brazil or the slums bordering Delhi and Calcutta in India.  They are urban areas that were, until the end of Apartheid in 1994, reserved for non-whites, but have now become residential hubs for the urbanizing masses.  They are typ…

 

: IIT-D and WizIQ: Partners for Change

2013-01-09 15:01:29

The IIT Legacy What Ivy League is to USA, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are to India. Held very high and prestigious in the eyes of the society, IITs have always striven to maintain a certain level of quality and discipline in areas ranging from Applied Sciences, Engineering and Business Management.… Read the rest…

 

Coursera: Introducing Signature Track

Introducing Signature Track
2013-01-09 07:01:00

Over the past few months, we’ve been working to expand opportunities for students who complete Coursera courses. From working with ACE on credit equivalency to launching Career Services, we aim to help students apply their learning in meaningful ways. Today, we’re excited to announce Signature Track, a new option that will give students in select classes the opportunity to earn a Verified Certificate for completing their Coursera course. Signature Track securely links your coursework to your identity, allowing you to confidently show the world what you’ve achieved on Coursera.Signature Track offers: Identity Verification. Create a special profile to link your coursework to your real identity using your photo ID and unique typing pattern. Verified Certificates. Earn official recognition from Universities and Coursera for your accomplishment with a verifiable electronic certificate. Certifiable Course Records. Share your electronic course records with employers, e…

 

: My Students Are Talking

2013-01-08 20:16:04

to each other-about the course material! Do you want your students to interact with each other about the course material? Are you looking to easily and quickly build on-line community? I have been experimenting with Course Feed on WizIQ and the Discussion Tab on Canvas.… Read the rest…

 

Udemy: Spread the Buzz: #Teach2013

Spread the Buzz: #Teach2013
2013-01-08 17:52:00

  Are you excited?!? Udemy’s Teach 2013 campaign is now live, but we need your help to spread the word and revolutionize education forever. We wanted to get you equipped with everything you need to get the message out and lead this movement. Below are several templates you can use to share this campaign with your community.  (You’re also welcome to craft the message to your liking, but please be sure to at least include the link: http://www.udemy.com/teach2013 and hashtag #teach2013.)   Tweets (schedule a different one... Continue reading »…

 

Udemy: Spread the Buzz: #Teach2013

Spread the Buzz: #Teach2013
2013-01-08 17:52:00

  Are you excited?!? Udemy’s Teach 2013 campaign is now live, but we need your help to spread the word and revolutionize education forever. We wanted to get you equipped with everything you need to get the message out and lead this movement. Below are several templates you can use to share this campaign with your community.  (You’re also welcome to craft the message to your liking, but please be sure to at least include the link: http://www.udemy.com/teach2013 and hashtag #teach2013.)   Tweets (schedule a different one... Continue reading »…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Marc My Words: So You Want to Get Into the eLearning Biz? by Marc J. Rosenberg

Marc My Words: So You Want to Get Into the eLearning Biz? by Marc J. Rosenberg
2013-01-08 06:01:00

Looking for a new career? Think you have what it takes to be an eLearning specialist or manager of eLearning? Here are the nine things you need to know on your first day in your new career … or maybe the nine things it would still be good to know even if you’re already on the job.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Converting Classroom Training to Virtual Instruction: Some Tips by Joel Gendelman

Converting Classroom Training to Virtual Instruction: Some Tips by Joel Gendelman
2013-01-07 06:01:00

Many organizations are looking at moving face-to-face classroom delivery of instruction to web conferencing or virtual classrooms in 2013 as a means of reducing cost. This is not necessarily simple, and this article offers some tips, suggestions, and resources to help guide the conversion process.

 

Udemy: How To Teach Anyone Anywhere Anytime

2013-01-06 05:33:45

I love to teach. And I wanted to share some of the ways that I’ve been able to teach students outside of the confines of traditional educational institutions Local Groups As a photographer, I am a member of a local camera club, called New Jersey Smug. The group meets once a month and someone provides a presentation about a photography topic. The group also has regular meetups (or photowalks) somewhere in the surrounding states. Both the presentations and photowalks are... Continue reading »…

 

Udemy: How To Teach Anyone Anywhere Anytime

2013-01-06 05:33:45

I love to teach. And I wanted to share some of the ways that I’ve been able to teach students outside of the confines of traditional educational institutions Local Groups As a photographer, I am a member of a local camera club, called New Jersey Smug. The group meets once a month and someone provides a presentation about a photography topic. The group also has regular meetups (or photowalks) somewhere in the surrounding states. Both the presentations and photowalks are... Continue reading »…

 

Udemy: Creating an Online Course on Udemy: The 10 Things I Learned

2013-01-06 04:33:42

A few months ago I was approached by the Udemy staff, after they had seen my ebooks and blog posts about photography. They thought I would be a good match for their growing video training site. They made a persuasive case to participate, and soon I was working on my first Udemy course: Night Photography Unlocked. http://www.udemy.com/night-photography-unlocked/ I had never before created any video training content, and every single step along the way was a learning process. Even though the... Continue reading »…

 

Udemy: Creating an Online Course on Udemy: The 10 Things I Learned

2013-01-06 04:33:42

A few months ago I was approached by the Udemy staff, after they had seen my ebooks and blog posts about photography. They thought I would be a good match for their growing video training site. They made a persuasive case to participate, and soon I was working on my first Udemy course: Night Photography Unlocked. http://www.udemy.com/night-photography-unlocked/ I had never before created any video training content, and every single step along the way was a learning process. Even though the... Continue reading »…

 

Udemy: How to Become a Mobile Developer (A Udemy Success Story)

How to Become a Mobile Developer (A Udemy Success Story)
2013-01-05 05:02:56

We love hearing about how Udemy courses have changed people’s lives.  And so – we wanted to share an email we recently received from Wesley Lorenzini about how Udemy helped him become a VP of Technology at Radical Flow in New York City.  Wesley’s journey started when he took Shawn Arney’s iOS development course on Udemy. Hey Udemy, Wesley Lorenzini here. I’m responding to the email you guys sent about whether or not a Udemy course has changed my life. It... Continue reading »…

 

Udemy: How to Become a Mobile Developer (A Udemy Success Story)

How to Become a Mobile Developer (A Udemy Success Story)
2013-01-05 05:02:56

We love hearing about how Udemy courses have changed people’s lives.  And so – we wanted to share an email we recently received from Wesley Lorenzini about how Udemy helped him become a VP of Technology at Radical Flow in New York City.  Wesley’s journey started when he took Shawn Arney’s iOS development course on Udemy. Hey Udemy, Wesley Lorenzini here. I’m responding to the email you guys sent about whether or not a Udemy course has changed my life. It... Continue reading »…

 

: Topics for January 2013

2013-01-04 22:24:01

Topics for January 2013 This month, I’m going to focus on a recent research study I conducted online on blended learning, on the weekly English workouts with Jason R. Levine and Fluency MC, on EVO2013 and Moodle for Teacher free online course with Ludmila Smirnova, and on giving MOOCs on WizIQ.… Read the rest…

 

Udacity: Q&A with Dale Stephens, Founder of UnCollege.org

2013-01-04 19:10:00

A few weeks ago, Dale Stephens, founder of UnCollege.org joined us at Udacity for lunch.  We had a great conversation that really reinforced the broad spectrum of options out there for learning and doing. Dale paraphrased it quite well when he said:“There's a bell curve of how people like to learn. At one end is unschooling, at the far end is the traditional system we currently have. And there’s a big opening in the middle where hopefully, one day, people can learn what they want and how they want.”We asked a lot of questions and made Dale do most of the talking (since he had so many interesting things to say)!  As I’ve reflected on the conversation, some key takeaways have crystalized for me that are highly relevant for Udacians: The lines between formal learning, personal interests, and career are blurring. There are tons of options for learning, from Udacity MOOCs to teaching yourself from self-created syllabi and used textbooks. Find what works bes…

 

: Everywhere at Once

2013-01-04 11:34:54

The Lament Being a multi-tasker is not easy. It is not only your calendar book that’s cluttered, but also your mind. The imagination takes on the form of a wild, untamed horse, whose reins just slipped through the hands of practicality and rationality.… Read the rest…

 

Udacity: Brief Look at the Interactive Rendering Course

Brief Look at the Interactive Rendering Course
2013-01-03 18:16:00

If you missed our announcement last week our Interactive Rendering course with Eric Haines will be available on March 11, 2013.  Here’s a quick taste of the technology and a program in the course.  This post originally posted on the Real-Time Rendering blog about the Interactive Rendering class. New Year’s TeapotI’ve been beavering away on my part of the Interactive Rendering course for Udacity and Autodesk. It’s a free MOOC – massive open online course – and I’ll talk more about what I learned from doing it when the course nears completion. For now, the main takeaway I have is “WebGL plus three.js is a pretty good combination for teaching graphics on the web.” The fact that WebGL is built into most browsers (sad slow head-shake to Microsoft Internet Explorer at this point) means you can point a student to an URL and they can immediately see and play with an interactive demo. Three.js is a scene graph library which si…

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: EMEA Reporter: Students Driving Change in Israel by Nic Laycock

EMEA Reporter: Students Driving Change in Israel by Nic Laycock
2013-01-03 06:01:00

Technology has disrupted many traditional relationships between providers and consumers, but much of what goes on in education has remained relatively unaffected. There have been few “top- down” initiatives to change this. But in Israel, a new approach driven by the student body is innovating collaborative methods of study enabled by the social media. Read about it here.