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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Toolkit: The New Captivate 2017 Edition by Joe Ganci

Toolkit: The New Captivate 2017 Edition by Joe Ganci
2017-04-25 04:01:00

Adobe Captivate 2017 has been released, and once again Adobe has forged ahead and not rested on its laurels. It has brought Captivate even further into modern times. No other authoring tool contains as many features as Captivate does to customize the different views. The others may be a bit simpler, but they lack some of the power. Some still don’t offer responsive design at all.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: xAPI Camp Recap: Learning Solutions 2017, Orlando by Nick Washburn

xAPI Camp Recap: Learning Solutions 2017, Orlando by Nick Washburn
2017-04-25 04:01:00

xAPI Camps offer a day-long immersive experience around the Experience API. Intended to help participants understand the totality of what is possible with xAPI, the camps meet the needs of beginners and experts alike. Here’s a summary of the xAPI Camp held at Learning Solutions 2017 in March!

 

Iversity: Rethinking Corporate Professional Development: Achieving Quality at Scale

2017-04-24 15:20:44

Traditional corporate professional development is stuck between a rock and a hard place. While on-site training is expensive (trainer, venue, travel, accommodation, catering) and bound to a specific time and location, traditional web-based trainings and elearning courses are scalable, but suffer from low didactic quality and thus fail to achieve advanced learning outcomes. Webinars combine […] The post Rethinking Corporate Professional Development: Achieving Quality at Scale appeared first on iversity Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Three Initiatives Aim to Educate Tomorrow's Employees Today by Pamela S. Hogle

Three Initiatives Aim to Educate Tomorrow's Employees Today by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-04-24 04:01:00

How to get young people, particularly girls and people of color, engaged in STEM fields is a topic of much discussion—and some action. This article looks at three programs that engage underserved youths in technology.

 

edX: Celebrate Earth Day: Learn to Save Our Planet

Celebrate Earth Day: Learn to Save Our Planet
2017-04-21 17:37:32

Happy Earth Day! For nearly 50 years, people around the world have celebrated Earth Day to support environmental movements and build awareness around issues such as climate change. The Earth Day campaign this year is environmental and climate literacy. In order to change the way we treat our planet, we need to be knowledgeable about the environmental issues we face today and the actions we can take... Read More about Celebrate Earth Day: Learn to Save Our Planet The post Celebrate Earth Day: Learn to Save Our Planet appeared first on edX Blog.

 

edX: Exploring His Passion for Electronics on edX: Meet, Aritra

2017-04-20 17:34:39

Aritra, 18, a high school student from India, shares how edX has given him the opportunity to learn about his interests and develop new skills. Since childhood, I have been fascinated by electronics. I’ve always wondered about the mysteries behind how they work, and why I can’t make my own devices. Due to circumstances, I never had the chance to learn more about electronics in... Read More about Exploring His Passion for Electronics on edX: Meet, Aritra The post Exploring His Passion for Electronics on edX: Meet, Aritra appeared first on edX Blog.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Questionmark Taps Credly to Help Learners Share Achievements Online by News Editor

Questionmark Taps Credly to Help Learners Share Achievements Online by News Editor
2017-04-20 04:01:00

This partnership will allow organizations to issue digital credentials as employees demonstrate competencies and acquire new skills in high-demand fields.

 

Learning Solutions Magazine: Case Study: Vistaprint Hacks a Path to eLearning Solutions by Pamela S. Hogle

Case Study: Vistaprint Hacks a Path to eLearning Solutions by Pamela S. Hogle
2017-04-20 04:01:00

Vistaprint applies the “hackathon” approach to developing eLearning—with astounding results!