In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.
Blended learning is a buzz word that’s been thrown around quite a bit lately and brings together the best of both classroom learning and elearning. In fact it seems to be the ideal solution all-around as it appeals to all learning styles, circumstances, needs and demands. It combines the support of classroom learning with the flexibility of elearning.
The Department of Education (DOE) released their proposed State Authorization regulations this week as part of the negotiated rulemaking process that seeks to replace previous rules struck down by courts in 2011. While the new process is more transparent than … Continue reading →
"Companies need to attract talent, however, and sooner or later some leading edge firms are going to figure out how to leverage MOOCs, either for recruiting or employee education or both... the business model of low-cost, high-quality education offered by MOOCs could transform corporate training and turn the idea of lifelong learning into reality.”
The charity is using its networking strength to provide teachers with new kinds of resources, and its data to hold bureaucrats accountable.
Cherisse Gardner's insight:
In the past decade, the debate over how to improve public education in the U.S. has grown brutally divisive and increasingly shrill. The system is under pressure: State education budgets are shrinking; the population of harder-to-teach poor children is growing; and at the same time, business leaders are demanding that schools prepare better-educated graduates for tomorrow's workforce.
Students that begin to code at a young age to create real products and build on those skills as they develop will not be afraid to take on computer science a core curriculum subject as the continue their education journey through high school, college and beyond.
"So what does the Signature Track offer? To have verified skills has potential impact not just for end users, but also for those enterprises that might need knowledge workers, ... [because] ... MOOCs are trading in something that has already been institutionalized socially as extremely valuable: education from reputable institutions and professors."
With so much information easily accessible from multiple sources in the cloud, learners will take more and more control of their own learning, changing the role of learning professionals, departments and software. I believe this will lead to an end of the corporate Learning Management System (LMS) within 5 years.
There is a clear paradigm shift in education through the growth of eLearning. More schools and industries are pushing learning through the online medium. Is Sports the next player to follow? Check the following article to find out the Top 4 Reasons Why e-Learning is Important for Sports.
Predictions on how e-learning business might trend in 2014 based on key business drivers across geographies, L&D challenges and e-learning buzz words like Social, MOOC, gamification, games, byte-sized learning, performance management, mobile content, HTML5, Tin Can API.
"Is Harvard onto something? Efforts to integrate MOOCs into higher education’s credentialing system have stalled, and studies suggest that MOOCs tend to attract people who already have college degrees. So alumni relations and fund raising are areas where universities might find value in MOOCs."
Mobile learning is one of the major revolutions happening around us that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. It requires us to unlearn and relearn some of the traditional notions such as learners’ attention span, learning style/preference, and the new (additional) dimensions to learning. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the top eight essential competencies that a new age learning designer is required to possess for designing effective mobile learning interventions for today’s workplaces.
Cherisse Gardner's insight:
More than a list, here are several resources to help you learn what it takes to become a mLearning designer.