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edX: MIT pilots full-credit online residential course

2017-06-14 15:41:50

This post originally ran on MIT News. Campus students report more flexibility, reduced stress in taking an online version of a popular MIT course. Last fall, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and MIT Office of Digital Learning piloted a full-credit online course for a small cohort of residential students. The popular 6.002 (Circuits and Electronics) was offered as 6.S064, leveraging an existing massive... Read More about MIT pilots full-credit online residential course The post MIT pilots full-credit online residential course appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Reflection Software Launches Interactive “Preventing Harassment” Series by News Editor

Reflection Software Launches Interactive “Preventing Harassment” Series by News Editor
2017-06-14 04:01:00

Reflection Software’s new three-part series on preventing workplace harassment is comprehensive, customizable, and compliant in all 50 states. The company partnered with one of the nation’s most reputable labor-relations law firms to ensure the training stays up to date with changing laws.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Prosell Learning's On.Board Guides New Hires Through Learning Journeys by News Editor

Prosell Learning's On.Board Guides New Hires Through Learning Journeys by News Editor
2017-06-14 04:01:00

Prosell Learning’s new onboarding solution requires learners to produce evidence of learning to be reviewed by their managers. The web app, On.Board, connects new hires with the people best suited to developing them.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Storyboard System to Ensure Alignment in Graduate Courses by Kevin Engler

Storyboard System to Ensure Alignment in Graduate Courses by Kevin Engler
2017-06-14 04:01:00

Aligning learning objectives, course materials, activities, and assessments ensures that they reinforce one another for the purpose of learning. Instructional designers (IDs) understand the need for alignment, but this can be an elusive and frustrating task for many SMEs. This article offers a storyboard system that might help your SMEs achieve alignment simply by filling in the blanks.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: How to Use the Kirkpatrick Model to Measure eLearning Effectiveness by Hannah Brenner

How to Use the Kirkpatrick Model to Measure eLearning Effectiveness by Hannah Brenner
2017-06-14 04:01:00

As a training professional, you spend hours focusing on the best ways to prove the value of your eLearning, not only to your directors but to employees. You may be looking for a better approach to evaluating those programs and demonstrating just how valuable your work is. The basic Kirkpatrick Model outlines four levels of evaluation; here’s a more effective way to use it.

 

edX: EdX Partners Top QS World University Rankings

EdX Partners Top QS World University Rankings
2017-06-13 18:54:11

The 2018 QS World University Rankings list was recently released, and we are very excited to announce that seven of the top 10 universities in the world are edX partners! EdX founding universities MIT and Harvard University took spots in the top three on the list, with edX partners Caltech, University of Oxford, Imperial College London, University of Chicago and ETH Zurich also appearing in the top ten.... Read More about EdX Partners Top QS World University Rankings The post EdX Partners Top QS World University Rankings appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Coursera: From astronomy postdoc to retail data scientist

2017-06-13 17:02:25

Russell knew he didn’t want to stay in academia, but wasn’t sure what to do next. A tip from a friend pointed him toward data science—and a few courses on Coursera helped him land his first industry job, which eventually grew into a leadership role with a major company. Here’s his story: If you had […] The post From astronomy postdoc to retail data scientist appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: 7 reasons to teach an online course

7 reasons to teach an online course
2017-06-13 15:28:50

  What are the benefits of creating an open online course? Can teaching online actually benefit your on-campus courses and career? Brian Caffo, professor of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University and one of three instructors of the popular Data Science Specialization on Coursera, recently shared some of his answers to these questions. When we asked […] The post 7 reasons to teach an online course appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Coursera: Launching your Learning Program Part 2: Getting your Stakeholders Involved

Launching your Learning Program Part 2: Getting your Stakeholders Involved
2017-06-13 15:00:07

 By Younes Mourchid, Ph.D., Coursera Facilitated Learning Specialist Managing the rollout of an L&D program is a little bit like producing a feature film. You need all of your stakeholders—cast, crew, producers, directors, writers, and advertisers—aligned and working together to produce a great result.  In this post, we’ll explore best practices and strategies for engaging […] The post Launching your Learning Program Part 2: Getting your Stakeholders Involved appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: PitchVantage Launches New and Improved Presentation Training Software by News Editor

PitchVantage Launches New and Improved Presentation Training Software by News Editor
2017-06-13 04:01:00

PitchVantage lets users practice presentations in front of a virtual audience and receive instant assessment and feedback on 10 elements of presentation delivery, including pace, eye contact, and tone. Users can also review their videos and access engaging video lessons covering every aspect of presentation skills.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Indusgeeks Announces Version 2.0 of Award-Winning INIT Platform by News Editor

Indusgeeks Announces Version 2.0 of Award-Winning INIT Platform by News Editor
2017-06-13 04:01:00

Indusgeeks has announced version 2.0 of its INIT platform (Interactive, Narrative Immersive Training), with enhanced capabilities for game-based, mixed reality–based, and virtual reality–based training. The latest upgrade to the platform creates immersive, emotional, narrative-driven learning experiences, along with deep analytic features to record and assess user data.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Four Questions to Ask Before Creating Mobile eLearning by Pamela S. Hogle

Four Questions to Ask Before Creating Mobile eLearning by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-06-13 04:01:00

Considering implementing mobile eLearning? Think about learners, goals, and content type before committing to a mobile approach.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Marc My Words: Rooting Out Waste in Training Programs—Strategic Level Factors by Marc Rosenberg

Marc My Words: Rooting Out Waste in Training Programs—Strategic Level Factors by Marc Rosenberg
2017-06-13 04:01:00

Bad training programs not only waste learners’ time, but also chew up organizational resources with little to show for it. Last month we looked at four project level waste factors. Now we will focus on three more strategic level factors that the larger organization must deal with to truly root out learning waste.

 

Saylor.org: Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Massachusetts  Institute of Technology
2017-06-12 14:26:09

We are excited to have Dr. Mary Ellen Wiltrout speak on a panel addressing “Perspectives in Competency-Based Education” during the Saylor Higher Education Summit taking place this June 21/22 in Washington, D.C. Mary Ellen completed her Ph.D.in biology studying translesion synthesis at MIT. From 2009 to 2013, she co-taught the molecular biology course at Harvard ... Read More ...

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Six Design Principles for Delivering Mobile Learning that Your Employees Will Flock To by Andrea Curry

Six Design Principles for Delivering Mobile Learning that Your Employees Will Flock To by Andrea Curry
2017-06-12 04:01:00

We have a great opportunity to revisit our approach to corporate learning as both an optimal mobile and an optimal learning experience. If we can nail these two things, we’ll be able to impart to all employees the knowledge we want them to have. Here are the simple design principles that will make that happen.

 

edX: How to Succeed with Psychology – 5 Tips from the Experts

2017-06-09 18:00:11

Every day we live and work with other people, interacting with them to achieve our goals. You might be at work, and need a colleague to help you with a project. Maybe you want to ask your boss for a raise. Or maybe you are at home and want someone in your family to do something for you. How can you maximise your chances of... Read More about How to Succeed with Psychology – 5 Tips from the Experts The post How to Succeed with Psychology – 5 Tips from the Experts appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Saylor.org: Speaker Profile: Dr. Marie Cini

Speaker Profile: Dr. Marie Cini
2017-06-09 16:23:06

We are honored to have Dr. Marie Cini, Provost and Senior Academic Innovation Fellow at University of Maryland-University College, join us for the Saylor Higher Education Summit on June 21-22, 2017. Dr. Cini will discuss how creating and adopting open educational resources (“OER”) at higher education institutions is an important step toward increasing access, improving ... Read More ...

 

Coursera: Earning artistic recognition—at the office and on Instagram

2017-06-09 14:58:29

Haider was unemployed, shy, and unsure of himself and his career path—but he knew he was passionate about visual art. After completing Michigan State University’s Photography Specialization on Coursera, he got a full-time job and saw his work featured in MSU’s first-ever Coursera Capstone exhibit. Here’s his story: I’ve always had a knack for drawing. […] The post Earning artistic recognition—at the office and on Instagram appeared first on Coursera Blog.

 

edX: 5 Ways to Communicate Effectively at Work

5 Ways to Communicate Effectively at Work
2017-06-08 15:29:57

There are thousands of books and websites that will tell you how to format a report, write a cover letter, or design a slide presentation. But, do you know how to communicate in a way that goes beyond the standard advice? Here are a few tips to put you on the path to being a thoughtful communicator on the job. Consider your audience. Many writers... Read More about 5 Ways to Communicate Effectively at Work The post 5 Ways to Communicate Effectively at Work appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Learning Leaders: Bob Mosher Advocates “Workflow Learning” by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Leaders: Bob Mosher Advocates “Workflow Learning” by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-06-08 04:01:00

Guild Master Bob Mosher talks to Learning Solutions Magazine about reframing performance support as “workflow learning.”…