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More adults are returning to college for advanced degrees

More adults are returning to college for advanced degrees | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Adults are returning to colleges and universities to obtain master's or doctoral degrees. By 2025 employers will need 23 million more degree holders.
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How much of this trend relates to "finally I can afford the education I wanted", or, "I need to upskill to move forward in my career", or, "the option of studying while working has now become a reality"? Perhaps all of the above?

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What is driving the mobilization of learning, what levers can educators and businesses apply to surf the wave?
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Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education?

Will Free Online Courses Ever Replace a College Education? | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Two years into their existence, MOOCs haven't stolen students away from brick-and-mortar universities. Instead, they've become a genre of their own.
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No: because they are free and do not come with accreditation. Also - not everyone is white middle-class with stable internet, home, job and a cup of chamomile tea in hand.

Get a grip on reality.

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5 Tips for Designing E-learning for Adults with Low Education Levels - eLearning Industry

5 Tips for Designing E-learning for Adults with Low Education Levels - eLearning Industry | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
In designing e-learning for adults with low education levels, consider instructional design and multimedia, and how they work together to support learning.
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Some under-developed ideas here. For example, when designing a user interface do not layer to deeply - keep the content on one layer with pop-ups. The idea is to provide visual continuity.

I agree that simple sentences are useful but more important is to have a 1:1 idea/point to sentence flow. It is not abut grammar, more about the straightforward presentation of ideas and concepts.

And finally, Don't dumb-down the content.Instead, provide tool to assist with understanding - use metrics which tell you where the difficulties lie and use a continuous improvement process to improve the learner experience over time.

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@Ignatia Webs: Linking #k12 to #mLearning, networked learning, cloud computing

@Ignatia Webs: Linking #k12 to #mLearning, networked learning, cloud computing | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

As the New Media Consortium report is out looking at the upcoming trends for k12 and online learning, I was pleasantly surprised by the emerging combinations which clearly embrace new educational technologies and student-centered focus.

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Horizon 2014 K12 Online Learning Report. Teachers acting more as guides, deep learning approaches, use of open content, hybrid learning designs and rethinking the school day.

All elements of Regear Learning Coursebooks.

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult lear
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Some good points here. Many of these techniques can be used together, the trick is how to weave them to make a learner care (invest emotionally in the subject).

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have
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A good read for understanding what is happening around the world.

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RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal

RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal. Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del conocimiento
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Practical training in eLearning environments - interesting

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Beyond the Factory Model - Blended learning in Oakland schools

Beyond the Factory Model - Blended learning in Oakland schools | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

“Student control” over the pace of learning is on display in Will Short’s Math 8 class at Elmhurst. Laptop users are working on Khan Academy quizzes geared to each student’s skill level. At the front of the class, a display charts their “energy points,” a measure that includes “on taskness” and the percentage of correct answers. Students receive instant feedback.

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Baby steps - good. Now you need to give them a lerner-facing learning framework. Power to the learners!

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Independent Learning Through the Common Core | ReGear Learning

Independent Learning Through the Common Core | ReGear Learning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

Independent learning may emerge as the big winner from the introduction of the Common Core. It is empowering for a budding independent learner to have clarity about the year ahead and the expectations of their teachers. Educators have a responsibility to provide that clarity and the Common Core helps.

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Information is no longer learning gold. It is context, clarity and guidance that now front-foots learning success 

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Corporate Leaner’s Mobile Training Habits Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

Corporate Leaner’s Mobile Training Habits Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
At the Corporate Leaner's Mobile Training Habits Infographic you will find out the 5 Mobile Training Habits of the Corporate Learner.
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Mostly agree - except I prefer images and text for information - it is quicker and offers the learner control. Videos are great for explaining concepts.

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Current Issue

Current Issue | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
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If it can change the mind set of employers so they embrace online degrees and qualifications - then, yes.

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Is College Worth The Skyrocketing Costs?

Is College Worth The Skyrocketing Costs? | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Between skyrocketing tuition and student debt, we couldn't help but wonder: Do four-year degrees still pay off?
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The model of delivery was able to remain unchanged because, "as state funding declined, the student loan industry stepped into the void."

Private business is not socially conscious.

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learn
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Combine this knowledge with the principles of digital design.

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​Hapara Rolls Out Tools for Managing Google Apps (EdSurge News)

​Hapara Rolls Out Tools for Managing Google Apps (EdSurge News) | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Hapara's latest version of its Teacher Dashboard (above) Palo Alto-based Hapara released three new tools this week at the annual ISTE conference, aimed at making it easier for teachers to use Google apps in school.Use of Google Apps For Education is growing like wildfire: In 2010, Google said there
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Kiwi roots - nice.

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Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective

Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
With the growing utility of mobiles devices in our everyday lives, the Training & Learning industry is realizing that learners are spending a large chunk of their time on their smartphones or tabl
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Rather than focussing on a learning theory first. sometimes it is best to think about what would work best for your learners given the content and learning objectives. Then see if your plan matches particular learning theories and explore from there.

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eLearning Responsive Design Isn’t Responsive to Your Solutions - eLearning Industry

eLearning Responsive Design Isn’t Responsive to Your Solutions - eLearning Industry | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
As an eLearning designer, making your eLearning content responsive across devices shouldn’t be a main concern: Check the eLearning Responsive Design article!
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First time I have seen wearables as a learning tool. I see a connection to personalised learning where data for a project, for example, is generated by the learner's worn device. Cool.

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Flow-control in eLearning. From here to where? - eLearning Industry

Flow-control in eLearning. From here to where? - eLearning Industry | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Flow control in eLearning is critical! Check the 7 Questions eLearning Professionals Need To Answer Before Choosing Their eLearning Course Structure.
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Th balance of control and release (needed for good flow).

Is the answer in knowing your learners and knowing when to direct and when to guide.

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Ex Yale Professor: For a Good Education, Avoid the Ivy League

Ex Yale Professor: For a Good Education, Avoid the Ivy League | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
In the spring of 2008, I did a daylong stint on the Yale admissions committee. We — that is, three admissions staff, a member of the college dean’s office, and me, the faculty r...
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Top colleges are producing a large number of very smart, completely confused graduates.

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The busy educator's guide to mobile learning - Daily Genius

The busy educator's guide to mobile learning - Daily Genius | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Students of all ages seem to have a smartphone in their hand during most of the day. Whether it’s being used for educational purposes (ha!) or for Snapchat and WhatsApp (more likely), these devices are incredibly useful for the modern student. How is a teacher able to tap into this power, though? If only there …
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"The biggest barrier to trying out new learning trends is time" 

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The 5 Most Overhyped Trends in Education

The 5 Most Overhyped Trends in Education | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
A completely subjective list of five things happening right now in education that are getting lots of notice, energy and resources but don't deserve it, and why I think we need to reconsider our co...
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1. Flipping the class does not mean lectures. How about asking learners to watch a video and think about a couple of leading questions in preparation for class?

2. BYOD is not going to stop. Keep the pedagogy first and the technology simple. (this also sorts 3.)

4. I agree 1:1 is tech driven teaching.

5. Agreed. Parents often teach kids the wrong stuff *imagines caveman riding a dinosaur*

 

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Coursebooks: learning frameworks for independent learning.

Coursebooks: learning frameworks for independent learning. | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
ReGear Learning Coursebooks focus on the learner while providing analytics, integration and a low cost quality assured solution.
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Information is everywhere. Learners need context and to understand what is expected of them. Coursebooks do this wherever there is a common curriculum.

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Chromebooks return to NZ

Chromebooks return to NZ | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Google’s answer to Microsoft Windows computers should be back in New Zealand consumer electronics stores within weeks.
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Don't go there if you don't have your learning framework sorted out first. Figure out what technology you need to solve your teaching and learning plans rather than letting you technology purchase govern your teaching and learning.

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Alternatives to Moodle LMS Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

Alternatives to Moodle LMS Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it
Moodle is one of the top open source LMSs. The infographic explores the most commonly experienced problems with Moodle and some alternatives to consider.
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One solution is to have a downloadable coursebook (generally a Web-app) which provides context and links to resources and support. This is the learner-facing part of your course and may be part of a LMS, or not.

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Michael Gove unveils more changes to GCSEs and A-levels - Education - TES News

Michael Gove unveils more changes to GCSEs and A-levels - Education - TES News | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

The UK education secretary is expected to publish new content today for public consultation in GCSE and A-level subjects including art, computing, languages and geography in a bid to raise standards.

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Computer science - a new subject, and more critical thinking and problem solving. Good.

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7 Refreshingly Simple Ideas to Make Your Content More Engaging - Positionly Blog

7 Refreshingly Simple Ideas to Make Your Content More Engaging - Positionly Blog | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

The competition for audience attention is fierce. Across the board, marketers are increasing their investments in content. Not to mention, human attention spans are getting shorter. Brands need more than great content to engage their audiences – they need to take advantage of every millisecond to delight and engage people on a 1:1 level. »

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I would put six, great photos, and seven, stop selling, at the top.

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The future of the eBook

The future of the eBook | Mobilization of Learning | Scoop.it

So what is a book?  Is it any different from a website? In an always- connected world, do we even need textbooks?  The victory of the worldwide web over the other more complex systems around at the time might still contain a lesson for the developers of e-Books.

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Textbooks are morphing into frameworks for learning, not only containing quality assured information, but links to OERs and support. In effect they are am bedded in the weave of the Internet but provide a device-resident touchstone for learning.

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