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elearn Magazine: Gamification: Using Game Mechanics to Enhance eLearning

elearn Magazine: Gamification: Using Game Mechanics to Enhance eLearning | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it

"Maybe you've heard of the term "gamification," and perhaps you're wondering what it is and how it can be applied to eLearning. In short, gamification is the use of gameplay mechanics for non-game applications."

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Effective eLearning Course Development: 7 Tips For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry

Effective eLearning Course Development: 7 Tips For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Effective eLearning Course Development: 7 Tips For eLearning Professionals. How to take your eLearning course development to the next level!
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Babson Study: Distance Education Enrollment Growth Continues, But at Slowest Rate Ever

Babson Study:  Distance Education Enrollment Growth Continues, But at Slowest Rate Ever | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The 2014 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group and co-sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Pearson and Tyton Partners, reveals the number of higher education students taking at least one distance education course in 2014 is up 3.7 percent from the previous year. While this represents the slowest rate of increase in over a decade, online enrollment growth far exceeded that of overall higher education.
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The Great Onboarding Elearning Courses - eLearning Industry

The Great Onboarding Elearning Courses - eLearning Industry | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
We explore the use of empathy and efficiency in five examples of great onboarding elearning courses. The Great Onboarding Elearning Courses.
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Creating Color-Blind Accessible Figures – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Creating Color-Blind Accessible Figures – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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3 Things Academic Leaders Believe About Online Education – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

3 Things Academic Leaders Believe About Online Education – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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‘The New York Times’ to Offer Courses as Part of New Education Effort – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

‘The New York Times’ to Offer Courses as Part of New Education Effort – The Ticker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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The Rich Man's Dropout Club

The Rich Man's Dropout Club | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
In 2011 the billionaire Peter Thiel picked 24 teenagers to prove you don’t need a college degree to be a success. Here’s what happened.
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How to Build Better E-Learning

How to Build Better E-Learning | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Are you stuck building the same course over and over again? This post shows how to get out of the design rut and learn to build better e-learning courses.
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Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Why not do both, mark the paper with brief notes that tag where the comments are coming from and return both to the students? Shouldn't require much more from the professor and the students get to benefit from very rich feedback.

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25 Verbs to Use Instead of Email – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

25 Verbs to Use Instead of Email – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Google’s Classroom Takes the Clutter out of Everyday Assignments

Google’s Classroom Takes the Clutter out of Everyday Assignments | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Classroom’s designers want to help teachers get back to doing what they love most.
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Antivirus Is Dead. Meet The Next Generation of Anti-Hacker Tools

Antivirus Is Dead. Meet The Next Generation of Anti-Hacker Tools | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Three former National Security Agency officers have created what they think will be part of the solution to the cyber-attack problem: Area 1 Security.
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Sex-education by SMS in Cambodia

Sex-education by SMS in Cambodia | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
OneWorld's 'Smart Youth, Good Future' initiative is using SMS to help inform Cambodian youth about sexuality and reproductive health.
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Not a bad idea... now youth can get the information they need to stay safe while everyone else who is supposed to give them this information argues.

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Evaluating Discussion Forums for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The discussion forum is an essential part of online courses. It’s where students interact, reflect, exchange ideas, and expand their knowledge base. The quality of the discussion forum depends on the ability to develop a sense of community, the clarity of the discussion questions, and the use of a grading rubric that includes standards of performance.
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Test for HIV in just 15 minutes with this $34 smartphone dongle

Test for HIV in just 15 minutes with this $34 smartphone dongle | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
A dongle created by Columbia University researchers can turn any smartphone (whether iPhones or Android devices) into an HIV and syphilis tester. Even be
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The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The MOOC Hype Fades, in 3 Charts – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Professors Know About High-Tech Teaching Methods, but Few Use Them – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professors Know About High-Tech Teaching Methods, but Few Use Them – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
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2015 Instructional Design Trends Compass: Calling IDs to Action - eLearning Industry

2015 Instructional Design Trends Compass: Calling IDs to Action - eLearning Industry | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
This article will help you identify the 2015 Instructional Design trends and help you navigate the landscape by pointing you in the direction of resources.
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Live-Tweeting Assignments: To Use or Not to Use? – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Instructional design process with action mapping

Instructional design process with action mapping | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Happy action mapping users say that the model helps them create lively instruction. But would it fit into your design workflow? Here's a look at the process from start to finish.
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Khan Academy

Khan Academy | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
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Google Developing Free LMS as Part of Apps for Education -- THE Journal

Google Developing Free LMS as Part of Apps for Education -- THE Journal | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
Google is now taking applications for a limited preview of a new app called Google Classroom — a tool that brings learning management functionality to the Google Apps for Education suite.
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Technology Provides Foreign-Language Immersion at a Distance

Technology Provides Foreign-Language Immersion at a Distance | eLearning News Update | Scoop.it
The method, called "teletandem," is based on a simple idea for students: I teach you my language, you teach me yours.
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