Category: Learning

Can hospitals trust e-learning as a recruitment tool?

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Article from Healthcare Dive: Electronic learning could enable millions of additional students around the world to access healthcare education—and it’s just as effective as traditional learning, new research suggests. e-Learning opportunities have been gaining acceptance in various forms, including stand-alone programs, distance-learning programs at traditional institutions and MOOCs. Now, they get a boost as a [...]

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Idaho has patchwork of online learning

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Article from Idaho Press-Tribune: BOISE — Repeatedly — both before and after his election to a third term — Gov. Butch Otter’s praise for Idaho’s high school broadband system has focused on access. The Idaho Education Network brings more classes into rural schools, he says, bringing the state that much closer to meeting its constitutional [...]

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Open Learning Initiative Reaches Penn Alumni Online and Around the Globe

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Article from Penn: Office of University Communications: For the first time last fall, the University of Pennsylvania invited Quakers from around the globe to participate in an alumni-exclusive version of a massive open online course. From Oct. 6 to Nov. 2, Penn offered a modified, four-week, intensive version of “History of the Slave South” taught [...]

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W&M welcomes first associate provost of e-learning initiatives

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Article from William and Mary News: William & Mary will welcome a new associate provost of university e-learning initiatives in February, when Michele Jackson joins the university to oversee the launch of new technology-enhanced projects. Jackson will work with faculty, deans, Chief Information Officer Courtney Carpenter and Provost Michael R. Halleran to prioritize central support [...]

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Screwvala to foray into e-learning

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Article from Times of India: The author has posted comments on this articleSamidha Sharma, TNN | Jan 14, 2015, 01.22AM IST Page 1 of 4 MUMBAI: Serial entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala is making a foray into online education with an initial investment of Rs 100 crore in a venture that will focus only on higher education. [...]

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Superintendent’s Corner: Nordonia Hills Schools working to move learning …

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Article from The-News-Leader: Our students live in a digital world, altered by ever-changing technology. Whether they are described as “Digital Natives” or “21st Century Learners,” educators are well aware that students today are very different from past years. This generation of 21st Century Learners can absorb a great deal of information at super-charged speed, whether [...]

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Pinto: Online learning can never fully replace a university education

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Article from Daily Northwestern: Yoni Pinto, ColumnistJanuary 6, 2015 • Lynda.com says it’s an “online learning company that helps anyone learn … skills to achieve personal and professional goals.” Udemy calls itself the “world’s online learning marketplace,” with more than 22,000 courses and 5 million students. Khan Academy offers more than 5,500 videos about topics [...]

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Purdue partners with online learning platform

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Article from Fresno Bee: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University is partnering with technology provider edX to provide select courses online. The first PurdueX courses, being developed by Purdue NExT and nanoHUB-U, will begin this spring through the two-year agreement with edX. Edx was founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in [...]

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10 Online Learning Trends to Watch in 2015 [#Infographic]

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Article from EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education: Amid the shifting sands of online education, which trends can we expect to set the tone for e-learning in the year ahead? Online options are growing, and the classroom format is changing to incorporate the technology. There are a few trends on the cusp of explosive growth [...]

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Why e-learning has a promising future in India

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Article from Financial Express: December 15, 2014 12:40 am Summary E-learning raises the level of education, literacy and economic development in countries where technical education is expensive, opportunities are limited and economic disparities exist… “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”—Albert Einstein. While Einstein’s words may have been [...]

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