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More Brits turning to online learning sites, figures show

by Erin O’Neill, London School of Business and Finance More Brits are turning to online learning sites to develop new skills, according to research from Hitwise. Figures released by the company showed that over 4 million people in Britain searched “how to” queries in the first quarter of 2016, whilst 1.3 million Brits visited a learning [...]

Aaron Sorkin to Teach Online Course on Screenwriting

by Todd Spangler, Yahoo! For $90, Aaron Sorkin will share his tricks of the screenwriting trade. Sorkin, scribe of such films such as “A Few Good Men,” “Steve Jobs” and “The Social Network” and TV shows including “The West Wing” and “The Newsroom,” will provide more than 25 video lessons through online-education startup MasterClass later this [...]

Why you can’t discuss online learning without discussing video accessibility; but what’s really required?

by Justin Beck, eCampus News With nearly 1 in 5 Americans classified as having a disability, according to the 2010 census, and 13 percent of all public school students receiving special education services, accessibility is more important to educational institutions than ever before. While procedures for handling traditional materials have been well established for some time, [...]

Coursera, State Department Launch Online Classes For Asylum-Seekers

BY JULIA GLUM, International Business Times Refugees trying to start their lives over in new places are about to have a whole host of new learning opportunities. The U.S. State Department announced Monday a collaboration with the free education site Coursera aimed at helping recent transplants access more than 1,000 massive open online courses, nicknamed MOOCs, [...]

What to do when yoga funds run short – go online

By: Jen Mulson, Gazette There are definite perks to attending a yoga class, including hands-on adjustments from the teacher and the energy of a group of yogis sharing the same practice. But there are times when you simply can’t make it to class. Maybe the weather is bad or your schedule is hectic or you can’t [...]

Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us

BY ERIC JOHNSON, Recode But artificial intelligence is coming to colleges in some form, Coursera president Daphne Koller says. Artificial intelligence is going to change everything in every industry. Right? Not so fast, says Coursera president and co-founder Daphne Koller. Her education company markets itself as being ahead of technological disruption, but even it isn’t so [...]

10 Best Online Schools and Resources for Students with Disabilities

A new guide from OnlineSchoolsCenter ranks the top 10 disability-friendly schools and offers guidance to students with disabilities. OnlineSchoolsCenter.com, a virtual publication that evaluates online higher education, issued an informational guide on online education opportunities for students with disabilities. “Navigating an Online Education for Students with Disabilities,” written by author and higher education researcher Kenneth [...]

The U.S. State Department and Coursera Offer Free Online Courses to Refugees

by EdSurge Coursera has announced the launch of Coursera for Refugees in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. The initiative lets refugees and nonprofits supporting them apply for financial aid to access Coursera’s library of online courses. Coursera is not the first to offer a MOOC-for-refugees program—edX stepped into this space in February—but it is [...]

Adaptive Learning Holds Promise for the Future of Higher Education

by Education Dive As an educational model, differentiated instruction has been around since the time of Socrates. As a method of providing a classroom of students, often with differing abilities, instruction based on individual aptitudes for learning, it has been an effective alternative to repetitive rote memorization that is still widely practiced in many countries around [...]

Online Classes To Take As A Graduate

by Francine Fluetsch, Uloop Congrats to the class of 2016! We’ve slaved long and hard to earn those bachelor’s degrees, and now we need to decide where we will go next. Some people start to feel at a loss if they aren’t taking classes anymore, so who says it has to stop? You now have a [...]