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Learning Solutions Magazine: dominKnow Unveils New Features in Claro at DevLearn 2012 by News Editor
Two years after announcing the beta release of Claro at DevLearn 2010, dominKnow is rolling out new features in the award-winning HTML5-compliant authoring tool during this year’s conference.
Learning Solutions Magazine: SkyPrep.com Introduces Affordable User-Friendly SaaS-based LMS at DevLearn by News Editor
Following a six-month beta period, the official release of SkyPrep incorporates the feedback of hundreds of users and provides one of the most effective training tools in the market.
Learning Solutions Magazine: Adobe Presents Adobe Software Assurance at DevLearn 2012 by News Editor
Adobe will present its just-launched Adobe Software Assurance (ASA) at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference and Expo 2012. ASA ensures that you are always using the latest Adobe technology without straining your software budget or administrative resources for your covered Adobe Software.
Khan Academy: Next EDU Guru program - thank you!
We partnered with YouTube EDU to find great content creators via the Next EDU Guru program last month. There were hundreds of entries, and we thank everyone who participated — it was fabulous to see all the great ideas out there and the enthusiasm that so many of you had in sharing great educational content. As part of the Next EDU Guru program, we are proud to announce that we will award the Khan Academy Prize of $1000 to MathApptician, who makes great videos in linear algebra. His real name is Kevin Cheung, and he’s a professor of Mathematics at Carleton University in Canada. Do check out his videos and let him know what you think! Happy learning. :)…
Udacity: Teaching thousands of students to program on Udacity with App Engine, part 1: Steve Huffman
Cross-posted with the Google App Engine Blog: This post is part one of a two-part series on how Udacity is using App Engine to teach thousands of students how to program online. Today’s guest blogger is Steve Huffman, founder of Reddit and Hipmunk. Steve recently taught a web development course at Udacity, which offers free online courses in programming and other subjects. Steve shares his experience using Google App Engine to teach the course. This past spring I had the pleasure of teaching a course for Udacity, an online education company putting high quality college level courses online for free. I was recruited to Udacity by a former college professor and friend of mine, Dave Evans, Udacity's VP of Education.When I was a Computer Science student at the University of Virginia, I was fortunate to take a cryptology course taught by Professor Evans. He presented us two ways to get an A in this course. We could either do it the old fashioned way--do well on tests and homewor…
OLI. Carnegie Mellon University: OLI at Georgetown
An update from Theresa Schlafly, Writer/Editor and Project Manager at the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) Schlafly describes how she and her colleague, Yong Lee, helped professor Parina Patel create more consistency between lab sections and ……
Learning Solutions Magazine: LaunchCycle Simplifies Project Management: See It at DevLearn 2012 by News Editor
Sealworks, Inc. will introduce the all-new LaunchCycle.com at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, NV. LaunchCycle provides a simple way for teams to manage projects and tasks via an easy-to-use interface.
Learning Solutions Magazine: HT2 Launches HT2 Inc and Announces New US Offices by News Editor
HT2, the innovators in learning technology, are very proud to announce the establishment of HT2 Inc, a wholly owned US subsidiary with offices in La Jolla, CA. HT2 Inc will be on show at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo, demonstrating their breakthrough social learning product, Curatr.
Learning Solutions Magazine: Kineo Launches Jumpstart Service for Totara LMS by News Editor
Kineo US has launched Jumpstart, a bundle of services to rapidly and economically implement open-source Totara LMS for businesses. Jumpstart is delivered as an on-demand solution that enables organizations to manage all of their online and classroom learning, forums, and certifications.
Learning Solutions Magazine: Refined Data Solutions, Inc. Releases Refined Training 2.3 LMS by News Editor
Refined Data is releasing the latest version of the Refined Training platform on the newest version of Moodle. The Refined Training Hosted Solution combines the power of Adobe Connect web conferencing technology with an industry-leading learning management system (LMS).
Udacity: New Udacity Logo
As many of you have noticed, we've been rolling out new identities across our various social networks... And now we’re pleased to roll out a new logo for Udacity, along with a cleaner design for the home page! Our aesthetic continues to evolve to better represent our mission and values. Udacity is an evolution of traditional universities. Our new logo is a play on the old style serif “U” of many established universities. The right end transforms and rises, symbolizing Udacity’s forward progression and commitment to constantly innovating our students' learning experience. A streamlined sans serif font for "Udacity" reflects the simplicity we value in our user experience. Watch for more changes and improvements to the site in coming months!
Udacity: Udacity October News!
Happy October! For those who may have missed our newsletter hitting your inbox last week, we wanted to keep everyone in the loop.For starters, we opened enrollment in four new classes! These focus on contemporary skills blended with programming concepts and computer science subject knowledge. To enhance the classes, we’ve brought in leading tech companies and fantastic researchers / practitioners to teach with us. HTML5 Game Development: This class, brought to you by Google, will teach you HTML5 programming, centered around creating your own browser-based games. HTML5 is an emerging platform for building engaging and immersive web applications. Introduction to Parallel Programming: In this class, brought to you by NVIDIA, you will break out of your linear approach to programming and learn how to harness the power of GPUs and parallel thinking to create lightning-fast programs. Interactive Rendering: What is it about the surface of an apple that makes it look so different fr…
We're pleased to have Peter Levine join our board and the folks at Andreesen Horowitz supporting our mission to bring high quality, higher education to the world. To kick things off, Peter wrote about our (A)Udacious goals and his excitement to change the world with us!Software Eats Education: An Audacious Undertaking…
Khan Academy: New episodes in Prime Adventures!
Instructor Brit Cruise has created two new videos and computer science programs as part of his Prime Adventures series, where he explores deeper properties of prime numbers through building algorithms that perform prime factorization and primality tests. Level 4: Sieve of Eratosthenes Try out the CS program that goes with “Level 4.” Level 5: Primality test using the Sieve of Eratosthenes Try out the CS program that goes with “Level 5.”…
Khan Academy: New category of exercises: Linear Algebra!
Software developer Stephanie Chang has just launched the very first Khan Academy exercises in Linear Algebra, the college-level topic involving vectors and matrices: Matrix dimensions Matrix addition and subtraction Scalar matrix multiplication Defined and undefined matrix operations Multiplying a matrix by a vector Multiplying a matrix by a matrix…
Khan Academy: The Heart
Our Medical Fellow, Dr. Rishi Desai, has created three new video series on how the heart operates. Meet the heart! More new videos about The Heart: Flow through the Heart Lub Dub Layers of the Heart Arteries vs. Veins - What’s the difference? What is blood pressure? Learn how a stethoscope can help determine blood pressure Circulatory System and the Heart Also, learn about how nerves regulate your heart’s activity: Getting a New Heart More new videos about Nerve Regulation of the Heart: Changing the AV Node Delay - Chronotropic Effect Changing the Heart Rate - Chronotropic Effect Increasing Ventricular Contractility - Inotropic Effect Autonomic Nervous System Effects on the Heart And learn about heart muscles and what happens when they contract: Three Types of Muscle More new videos about Heart Muscle Contraction: Heart Cells Up Close! Myosin and Actin Tropomyosin and troponin and their role in regulating muscle contraction Calcium Puts Myosin to Work…
HBR and Tammy Erikson blogs about the US education system and how the next generation of students coming through the education system are demanding changes in how education and learning is delivered. It articulates many of points we intuitively know about learning and how it's evolving. Good food for thought on what a modern education system could look and feel like. What do you think?HBR: It's Time to Rethink US Education System…
Khan Academy: Khan Academy in Idaho
In early October, the School Implementations team headed to Boise, Idaho to deliver a workshop to 250 teachers. The 2-day teacher workshop was generously sponsored by the J.A & Kathryn Albertson Foundation. See what the teachers had to say during the second day of the workshop:The workshop carried an enthusiastic energy throughout both days as teachers discussed their visions of student-centered, self-paced classrooms, learned how to navigate the various data reports and features of our site, and created tactical plans tailored for their own classrooms. Many teachers started using Khan Academy with their students the very next school day, and we saw the number of site visits more than double in the state of Idaho after the workshop!We were honored to work with such a fantastic group of teachers and a foundation that offered every support imaginable. Soon we’ll be visiting Boston with the Lynch Foundation and Miami with the Morgridge Family Foundation.
Khan Academy: Discussion posts get fancy!
Intern Drew Bent has added the ability to format discussion posts with bold, italics, and monospaced text (for software code snippets). You can apply these snazzy formatting features to your questions, answers, feedback, and even comments.
We’re very excited to unveil the Udemy Learning Feed! Quite a few of you have been asking us to add features that build the Udemy community and admittedly we know we could do more for you. So we created the learning feed — a place for you to communicate with each other and spread the power of learning. We hope the learning feed becomes your go-to learning destination. Just like the activity feed on Facebook, all your activity and the... Continue reading »…