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Saylor.org: Saylor Academy Privacy Policy Update May 2017

2017-05-02 17:17:01

We have updated our privacy policy to include a new section about our implementation of Facebook Pixel, a tool that lets us connect our ads on Facebook to events on our site. In short, we can learn how well our ads are working, reach people on Facebook most likely to be interested in our courses, ... Read More ...

 

Coursera: A new mom becomes a Mentor—and then a teacher

2017-05-02 16:53:15

From the moment Gabriela learned that she was pregnant with her son, she knew she wanted him to grow up speaking both English and Spanish. Hoping to polish her own English skills, and to get a few tips for coaching a bilingual student, she enrolled in the Teach English Now! Specialization from Arizona State University […] The post A new mom becomes a Mentor—and then a teacher appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Speaker Profile: Kevin Corcoran

Speaker Profile: Kevin Corcoran
2017-05-02 15:17:39

We’re pleased to have Kevin Corcoran present a breakout session at the Saylor Higher Education Summit on June 21-22, 2017. To hear Kevin and other great speakers, please register for the Summit at summit.saylor.org. Kevin’s presentation will focus on using OER to bridge the gap to higher education opportunities, as he does with the Connecticut ... Read More ...

 

edX: edX Welcomes Brown University

edX Welcomes Brown University
2017-05-02 13:04:05

We are honored to announce that Brown University, an institution recognized for the quality of its teaching, research, and unique curriculum, has joined edX. As a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction, Brown is dedicated to developing digital learning initiatives that bring content from its accomplished faculty and researchers to learners around the world. We are honored to join... Read More about edX Welcomes Brown University The post edX Welcomes Brown University appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Design for Access to Enhance Accessibility—and Engagement by Pamela S. Hogle

Design for Access to Enhance Accessibility—and Engagement by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-05-02 04:01:00

Using UDL (Universal Design for Learning) can save time and improve engagement by providing learners with choices and control over how, when, and where they access eLearning.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Nuts and Bolts: Designing for Learner Success—First, Do No Harm by Jane Bozarth

Nuts and Bolts: Designing for Learner Success—First, Do No Harm by Jane Bozarth
2017-05-02 04:01:00

eLearning designers and developers spend a lot of time on assessments, particularly things like quizzes, knowledge checks, and tests. It’s easy to fall into blame-the-learner mode when they don’t do well. But sometimes, easily fixed design issues are the culprits.

 

Coursera: Expand Learning Opportunities—Make a “Mindshift”

2017-05-01 16:42:52

By Dr. Barbara Oakley, Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning at McMaster University Three years ago, I was in our impromptu basement studio, staring at my husband (the man behind the camera) as we worked our way through production of the online course Learning How to Learn. I couldn’t help but wonder—Will […] The post Expand Learning Opportunities—Make a “Mindshift” appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: IQxCloud Use Case: Manufacturing Knowledge Learning Ecosystem by Dennis L. Thomas and Martha Nawrocki

IQxCloud Use Case: Manufacturing Knowledge Learning Ecosystem by Dennis L. Thomas and Martha Nawrocki
2017-05-01 04:01:00

Since December 2016, Dennis Thomas has provided five articles describing knowledge management technologies. In order to provide an example of the use of these ideas, Thomas and his colleague Martha Nawrocki offer this final article.

 

Coursera: Learner story: Earning an MBA while raising a daughter

2017-04-27 22:07:01

Eric knew he wanted to earn a graduate degree, and after finishing his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine, he looked at several graduate programs. But as the father of a two year-old, he quickly realized that it was going to be hard to fit grad school into his busy life. Then he […] The post Learner story: Earning an MBA while raising a daughter appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Earning an MBA while raising a daughter

2017-04-27 22:07:01

Eric knew he wanted to earn a graduate degree, and after finishing his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine, he looked at several graduate programs. But as the father of a two year-old, he quickly realized that it was going to be hard to fit grad school into his busy life. Then he […] The post Earning an MBA while raising a daughter appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Perspectives on Open Pedagogy

2017-04-27 20:11:49

As I recently learned, the term “Open Pedagogy” has been used for decades. Lately, there have been numerous attempts to try and define it, and those discussions have led to some really interesting clashes in point of view among educators and open advocates. For the purposes of this post, rather than try to come up ... Read More ...

 

Coursera: Google & Coursera Team up to Fight IT Skills Gap

2017-04-27 15:00:51

Below is an excerpt from a piece that was recently published on IDG Connect. by Leah Belsky, Vice President of Global Enterprise Development Last month, the British government finally set out its post-Brexit digital strategy, which included plans to offer digital skills to millions of individuals, charities and businesses by 2020, and help with access to […] The post Google & Coursera Team up to Fight IT Skills Gap appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Metafocus: You Say You Want a(n Educational) Revolution by Matt Sparks

Metafocus: You Say You Want a(n Educational) Revolution by Matt Sparks
2017-04-27 04:01:00

Everybody says it: Virtual reality will revolutionize education. In this column, you’ll find an example lesson plan to demonstrate to teachers and instructional designers just how close VR really is to its moonshot promises of revolutionizing education.

 

Coursera: Online Learners Report Benefits from Advancing their Careers to Discovering a Field of Study to Gaining Confidence

Online Learners Report Benefits from Advancing their Careers to Discovering a Field of Study to Gaining Confidence
2017-04-26 14:00:14

By Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera In 2015, we published results from our first Learner Outcomes Survey in the Harvard Business Review in collaboration with researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington. The 2015 survey revealed that people around the world were benefitting from online learning in a number of ways, […] The post Online Learners Report Benefits from Advancing their Careers to Discovering a Field of Study to Gaining Confidence appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: When Gamification Goes Wrong: Avoid These Hazards When Gamifying eLearning Content by Pamela S. Hogle

When Gamification Goes Wrong: Avoid These Hazards When Gamifying eLearning Content by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-04-26 04:01:00

When implementing gamified content, it’s easy to lose sight of learning goals. Avoiding the pitfalls described here can ensure that gamification succeeds!

 

Coursera: How Has Learning Changed Your Life?

2017-04-25 17:18:45

From a new job to a quiet moment of confidence, the effects of learning can be big or small – but they’re almost always profound. We asked four Coursera leaders to tell us how learning has impacted their lives. See what they said – and then join the #WhyILearn conversation on Facebook or Twitter to […] The post How Has Learning Changed Your Life? appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Summit Panelist Profile: Cody Cleverly, JetBlue Airways

Summit Panelist Profile: Cody Cleverly, JetBlue Airways
2017-04-25 17:00:37

The Saylor Higher Education Summit will feature a panel on Corporate Degree completion and Alternative Credit Partnerships. One of our panelists is Cody Cleverly, Manager of Academic Programs at JetBlue Airways. Cody Cleverly is the Manager of Academic Programs at JetBlue, overseeing coaching, instructional design, systems, partnerships and measurement of academic initiatives. Mr. Cleverly assembled ... Read More ...

 

Saylor.org: 1 Million Followers and 1 Million People Looking for Better Access to Education

2017-04-25 16:16:14

Our office is usually a quiet place, with the harmonic symphony of clicking keyboards, and sips of coffee being the the only sound that fills the small shared office space, but today was different. Today our Facebook page just reached a milestone with 1 million followers! Sounds of mugs clinking filled the office as we ... Read More ...

 

edX: Professional Certificate Programs: Delivering real job impact and critical skills you need to stand out

Professional Certificate Programs: Delivering real job impact and critical skills you need to stand out
2017-04-25 15:33:18

Today, we are proud to announce the launch of Professional Certificate programs, the latest offering to further our mission to increase access to education that today’s global, connected learner demands. Professional Certificate programs are a series of in-demand courses designed to build or advance critical skills for a specific career. Created by industry leaders and top universities, Professional Certificate programs help develop the skills and... Read More about Professional Certificate Programs: Delivering real job impact and critical skills you need to stand out The post Professional Certificate Programs: Delivering real job impact and critical skills you need to stand out appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Coursera: 5 common beliefs that hold new managers back

2017-04-25 15:00:48

Below is an excerpt from a piece that was recently published on Business Insider. by Julia Stiglitz, Vice President of Enterprise When I started my first management role, my mental image of what a manager should be was of a sober professional dressed in formal business attire. In an effort to live up to that […] The post 5 common beliefs that hold new managers back appeared first on Coursera Blog.