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How to Make E-Learning So People Really Learn: Q&A With Ethan Edwards

by Justin Brusino, ATD For starters, Ethan lays out some basic aspects of a quality e-learning course. Surprisingly, the key elements are the same as traditional, face-to-face training. There is a specific outcome that is clear to the learner, and information is provided to help the learner achieve some specific goal. The design still needs [...]

New online learning platform Mapt fills in developers’ skill gaps

by Software Development Times Developers have another option for learning new professional skills with today’s release of Mapt, an online learning platform built for developers and development teams. Packt is a U.K. company that delivers learning and information services to IT professionals, and Mapt covers a range of topics to help developers fill in knowledge gaps [...]

5 Free Cyber Security Courses That Will Keep You Safe Online

BY KAVITA IYER, TechWorm Does ever the thought of your personal details lying unsafe online cross your mind? Have you ever thought of how to keep your personal data secure online? At some point of time, these questions do cross everyone’s mind at one point or the other. With hacking and data breaches on the rise, [...]

UN launches e-learning training to tackle sexual exploitation and abuse

by UN News Centre The United Nations department providing logistical support to field missions announced today the launch of a new mandatory online programme for all uniformed and civilian personnel to strengthen training on the standards of conduct, with a special focus on sexual exploitation and abuse. The programme is part of the UN’s wider effort [...]

Udacity wants to help you become a self-taught self-driving car engineer

by Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch Now you, too, can become a self-driving vehicle engineer, in one year, using Udacity’s newly announced nanodegree (via Recode). Udacity is the online education startup helmed by Sebastian Thrun, a former Google employee who actually helped kick off that company’s self-driving car program before leaving to found his own venture. Thrun’s expertise [...]

Finish your degree online

by DAVID McCURRY, Greenville Online In South Carolina there are now more options for completing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Our regional colleges and universities have expanded evening, weekend and online offerings for students who do not fit the definition of the “traditional” 18-year-old high school graduate. Online courses – when designed well and taught by [...]

Why Instructional Design Must Focus on Learning Outcomes, Not Learning Activities

By Nira Dale, EdSurge It’s no secret that kids learn better when teachers provide learning activities that keep them engaged. Teachers work tirelessly to plan engaging lessons that capture and keep the interests of their students, thereby making content more accessible. However, teachers continue to feel the daunting pressure to compete for their students’ attention amidst [...]

New Research Debunks Online College Student Myths

by Learninghouse The report found that online college education has expanded access to students who previously might not have attended; this was primarily due to issues around time and finances. Of note, 50 percent of online college students reported that they “would not,” “probably would not,” or were “unsure” whether they would have pursued higher education [...]

Half of Online Students Would Not Opt for Live Courses

By Michael Hart, Campus Technology New research into the demographics of online college students found 50 percent of them would probably not choose to attend classes on a physical campus. Half of higher education students taking advantage of online instruction said in a survey they either would not or were not sure they would attend live [...]

Online courses give students, teachers flexibility

by Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun More than 900 students from Indian Prairie District 204, Naperville District 203 and Wheaton Warrenville District 200 are participating in the first session of an online learning consortium known as eLo, or Expanding Learning Opportunities. Neuqua Valley junior Diego Hernandez took an American government class in June and still had [...]