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Abandoned Campuses and Online Learning

Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed Press reports indicate that Knoxville College is attempting a rebirth. The school’s website indicates that it is open for enrollment. The college will start with online classes and is hoping to transition to a residential institution once again. In watching the videos and reading the stories that I could find on […]

The Catalyzing Impact of Blockchain Technology on Higher Education: Student-Centricity at Every Level

Christine Shakespeare and James Curry, Evolllution What possibilities could we imagine if HEIs committed to putting data on a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform? Can we imagine a distributed ledger across the HEI enterprise to include the registrar, bursar, provost, human resources, purchasing and continuing education divisions (just to name a few) who can all […]

BRIEFING ARTIFICIAL INGELLIGENCE Artificial Intelligence Jobs Are on the Rise. Which Countries Are Hiring Right Now

Rene Reints, Fortune Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is a massive industry, with potential in every field from autonomous cars to human resources. According to PwC, A.I. could add up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030.  The A.I. explosion invites plenty of employment as well, although a study by Element AI found there’s only […]

Essential Elements Οf Interactive Learning

Isha Sood, eLearning Industry Educators and trainers across the globe are dealing with constantly dropping learner attention spans. This article focuses on interactivity as one of the best approaches to address this challenge and lists down some of the most essential elements of interactive learning. Share on Facebook

Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition

By Tony Wan, EdTech Business Google acquired Workbench, a Baltimore-based company that provides an online library of lessons and projects, organized by subject and grade level, that educators can use in their classrooms. It also offers a programming interface where students can do coding exercises and even control bluetooth-connected devices that are integrated with the […]

4 ways online police training saves time, money

PoliceOne Nearly every profession requires continuing education and training to stay current with trends and certification requirements. In law enforcement, this ongoing education is critical to stay abreast of changes in the law, for risk management purposes and to keep officers’ skills sharp in the field. But training can take a big bite out of an […]

Flexible and Forward-Thinking: How to Create Adaptive E-Learning Experiences Based on Learner Behavior

by ATD Certain e-learning authoring tools feature more adaptive assessment engines that allow corporate learners to identify mistakes and remedy knowledge gaps immediately. For example, the system automatically flags questions answered incorrectly so that corporate learners can reevaluate relevant sections of the online training course; then they come back to the online quiz and see […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Distance Learning in Canada

By Space Coast Daily One of the most common benefits of distance learning is the fact that you get to learn in an environment that suits your expectations. As a student, you get to decide when it is appropriate for you to learn, and how you wish. Unlike when you go to college, online education […]

For higher ed, investing in OER pays eventual dividends

Ray Bendici, University Business Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative increased the number of students enrolling in open education resources-based courses. Open education resources (OER) provide significant cost savings to low-income students and strengthen instruction and learning, according to a recent study from Achieving the Dream, a national nonprofit that supports evidence-based institutional improvement. The study also examined, […]

Be Intentional—in Your Learning Design, in Your Skills, in Your Career

By Ryann Ellis, ATD Cindy Huggett, CPLP, is a pioneer in the field of virtual training. She’s been providing virtual training solutions since the early 2000s, and is a recognized industry expert in teaching training professionals how to design and deliver interactive online classes.  The biggest benefit of virtual learning is that participants don’t have to […]