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Learning Solutions Magazine: Designing Engaging, Interactive eLearning for the Virtual Classroom: Cindy Huggett, CPLP by Pamela S. Hogle

Designing Engaging, Interactive eLearning for the Virtual Classroom: Cindy Huggett, CPLP by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-02-22 05:01:00

When moving instructor-led training online, the first step, according to virtual training consultant Cindy Huggett, is to focus on what makes great training; then figure out how best to leverage the technology of the virtual classroom.

 

edX: Mayank: Solving Real-Life Supply Chain Network Design Problems

Mayank: Solving Real-Life Supply Chain Network Design Problems
2017-02-21 18:30:21

We are excited to continue to share learner stories from the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program that demonstrate how MicroMasters programs are helping people improve their lives and advance their careers. Today, Mayank, a supply chain consultant working with Antuit Consulting, shares how he is leveraging the Supply Chain Management MicroMasters courses to deliver impactful results and share effective business insights with his clients. With... Read More about Mayank: Solving Real-Life Supply Chain Network Design Problems The post Mayank: Solving Real-Life Supply Chain Network Design Problems appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: In Real Life: Navigating the Learning Alt-Tech Landscape by JD Dillon

In Real Life: Navigating the Learning Alt-Tech Landscape by JD Dillon
2017-02-21 05:01:00

It’s getting harder and harder for L&D pros to choose among the mountain of learning technology options available today. Therefore, they must learn to navigate the technology landscape by focusing on differentiating factors that can enable the right-fit learning experience and deliver measurable results.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: London + xAPI + Bar = London xAPI Barcamp by Nick Washburn

London + xAPI + Bar = London xAPI Barcamp by Nick Washburn
2017-02-21 05:01:00

Earlier this month, the sold-out London xAPI Barcamp packed the reserved meeting space of the Britannia Pub in Kensington with almost 60 people. The list of speakers participating in the Barcamp was a veritable who’s who in xAPI today. It was kind of like speed dating for xAPI, and it worked!

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: What Is Agile Software Development? by Pamela S. Hogle

What Is Agile Software Development? by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-02-21 05:01:00

Agile is among the most popular software development models in use today, with many developers crediting its use with improving customer satisfaction and enhancing team collaboration.

 

Coursera: What do we mean by “data”?

What do we mean by “data”?
2017-02-20 18:00:50

Sneak peek videos give you a glimpse into top courses on popular topics. Today’s featured video is from the Data Analysis and Interpretation Specialization, offered by Wesleyan University. New to data science? This video provides a great overview of key data science concepts and vocabulary – including definitions and examples of terms like sample, observation, variable, […] The post What do we mean by “data”? appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Onboarding Built Today, But Designed for the Future by Seniye Groff

Onboarding Built Today, But Designed for the Future by Seniye Groff
2017-02-20 05:01:00

Since 2003, Fortis Construction, based in Portland, Oregon, has experienced unprecedented growth. As expected with a company that grows quickly, this resulted in some growing pains. A key part of the solution has been development of a formal training strategy and a structure that offers consistency and prepares employees to embrace future challenges.

 

Coursera: Data science applications: Food, music, and public health

Data science applications: Food, music, and public health
2017-02-17 18:00:10

Sneak peek videos give you a glimpse into top courses on popular topics. Today’s featured video is from the Data Science at Scale Specialization, offered by the University of Washington.  What can data tell us about recipes? Music trends? Flu season? University of Washington Associate Professor Bill Howe takes a look at data science research […] The post Data science applications: Food, music, and public health appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Learner Story: A father of four and full-time professional becomes an MBA student

2017-02-16 23:03:01

David had always dreamed of continuing his education, but with four children and a full-time job, he didn’t think he would ever have a chance to do so. Then he found Coursera – and eventually built the skills and confidence he needed to apply to an international MBA program. Here’s his story: I’m a father […] The post Learner Story: A father of four and full-time professional becomes an MBA student appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Why GIS is Awesome

Why GIS is Awesome
2017-02-16 18:00:46

Sneak peek videos give you a glimpse into top courses on popular topics. Today’s featured video is from the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization, offered by the University of California, Davis.  Spatial data analysis plays an increasingly important role in many industries – from agriculture to public health. In this video, UC Davis researcher Nick […] The post Why GIS is Awesome appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Why GIS is awesome

Why GIS is awesome
2017-02-16 18:00:46

Sneak peek videos give you a glimpse into top courses on popular topics. Today’s featured video is from the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization, offered by the University of California, Davis.  Spatial data analysis plays an increasingly important role in many industries – from agriculture to public health. In this video, UC Davis researcher Nick […] The post Why GIS is awesome appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Find the right course faster: Search by skill

Find the right course faster: Search by skill
2017-02-16 17:29:33

By Airong Cai, Data Scientist @ Coursera With over 2,000 courses on Coursera, in just about every subject and at a range of levels, we almost certainly have the right course for you – no matter what goal you’re trying to achieve. However, finding the perfect course in a catalog of 2,000 is often no […] The post Find the right course faster: Search by skill appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: The Critical Role of Companies in Closing the Skills Gap

2017-02-16 17:00:49

By Kevin Mills, Head of Corporate Partnerships At Coursera, we believe that life-transforming education should be available to everyone, everywhere. It’s this inspiring mission that has attracted 147 of the world’s best universities to join forces with Coursera to offer high quality courses to our 23 million learners. Our university partners are making tremendous progress […] The post The Critical Role of Companies in Closing the Skills Gap appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: New Course: How to Apply to College, from the University of Pennsylvania

2017-02-16 15:56:50

Are you applying to college this year – or are you the friend, parent, or teacher of a student who will be submitting applications soon? This week, the University of Pennsylvania launched an innovative new course designed just for you. It’s called “How to Apply to College,” and it’s is designed to support students – […] The post New Course: How to Apply to College, from the University of Pennsylvania appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Learning Leaders: Julie Dirksen on the Importance of Feedback in Changing Behavior by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Leaders: Julie Dirksen on the Importance of Feedback in Changing Behavior by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-02-16 05:01:00

A key reason that employees’ behavior doesn’t change, even after comprehensive training, is a lack of feedback, according to Guild Master Julie Dirksen.

 

edX: Cybersecurity – Personal Safety, Professional Opportunities

Cybersecurity – Personal Safety, Professional Opportunities
2017-02-15 19:55:57

Cybersecurity has rapidly become a key concern in every industry and every organization across the globe. The incredible connectivity and technological innovations that we enjoy today in our personal and professional lives, that have made possible new, more efficient forms of commerce, communication, and entertainment, have also brought a host of emerging threats and risks, the scope of which we have only just begun to... Read More about Cybersecurity – Personal Safety, Professional Opportunities The post Cybersecurity – Personal Safety, Professional Opportunities appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Iversity: Flexible Online Learning is Better Learning

2017-02-15 09:02:54

Today I want to take a closer look at the mode of instruction in traditional professional development and compare it to effective online learning and blended formats. Elearning was all too often seen as a cheap alternative to classroom instruction. The in-person seminar is supposedly the gold standard of teaching and learning. However, there is little […] The post Flexible Online Learning is Better Learning appeared first on iversity Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Five Best Practices When Converting Classroom Content for the Virtual Classroom by Adam Stone

Five Best Practices When Converting Classroom Content for the Virtual Classroom by Adam Stone
2017-02-15 05:01:00

Taking traditional training materials online is akin to substituting baking soda for baking powder. It can be done, but it’s not a straight one-to-one translation. Adjustments must be made: content, learner situation, format, and more. Here are five best practices for making those adjustments!

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Five Disruptions in Learning and Performance That You Must Adopt Now by Vicki Kunkel

Five Disruptions in Learning and Performance That You Must Adopt Now by Vicki Kunkel
2017-02-15 05:01:00

About six percent of Fortune 500 companies have reimagined and redefined work and, in the process, have enjoyed increased profits and higher employee morale. How did they do it? By embracing and implementing disruptive technologies in employee performance and training. Here are the five disruptive technologies that are the “secret sauce” for these companies’ successes.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Pearson Shares Its Learning Design Principles by Pamela S. Hogle

Pearson Shares Its Learning Design Principles by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-02-15 05:01:00

In a push for transparency, Pearson has published a set of 45 learning design principles under an open license; a company blog says that the company seeks an “extended dialogue” around their use.