Online Learning Update Employers like MOOCs — if they know what one is April 15th, 2014 By Jake New, Editor, eCampus News MOOCs-employers-studentsEmployers are fans of massive open online courses (MOOCs), according to a new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International. But many first had to have the concept explained to them. “We were interested in exploring how employers viewed MOOCs in terms of whether they would make a difference in hiring decisions or how they might be used for recruiting talent,” said Laura Horn, the RTI’s site principal investigator.
Week 1 - What Is Connectivism? ~ CCK11 You are not logged in.   [Outline] [Week 2] Dates: January 17 - 24, 2011 Overview At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. It shares with some other theories a core proposition, that knowledge is not acquired, as though it were a thing.
eduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow Program and Resources Expanding Daily!Visit Often for Updates! The gadget spec URL could not be found The Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield welcomes you to a Massive Open Online Class (MOOC) on “Online Learning Today...and Tomorrow.” It will continue through August 19. It is totally open, free, and collaborative. OneNote – A Practical Tip « First Steps We started using OneNote with our Year 9 English classes in 2009 and continued with the process as they moved into Year 10 in 2010. Our Year 9 students that have just received their laptops have now also begun the process of using OneNote as their English book. (Please see my previous post for how we set up the OneNote notebooks as templates for the entire cohorts.) This has been going swimmingly, and apart from spelling tests and in-class writing tasks, we have rarely used their exercise book since.
TED Launches TED Ed Video Service For Teachers, Partners With YouTube Education By Paul Glader, WiredAcademic Managing Editor BERLIN – TED is expanding its popular video offerings into the education space by launching new videos made by teacher and animators that schools can find on a TED-Ed channel on YouTube and use in the classroom. “TED’s core mission is to spread ideas,” said TED Curator Chris Anderson. “These TED-Ed videos are designed to catalyze curiosity. We want to show that learning can be thrilling.”
E-Learning Curve Blog Winter Solstice at Newgrange, Ireland 5,000 years ago, an extraordinary people lived in Ireland. They were farmers, hunters and builders. Without the benefit of the wheel, and with tools made only of flint, they carved their culture into history. Along the banks of the River Boyne, they built houses to their dead, repositories to their spirit – monuments to immortality.Brú na Boinne: Monument to Immortality Newgrange – exterior (image courtesy SacredSites.com) Theory and Practice of Online Learning ack in 1982, one reviewer hailed Athabasca University’s book Learning at a Distance: A World Perspective as “a miracle of educational publishing.” Open and distance learning has evolved through several mutations since then, and Athabasca has now brought us up to date with a wonderfully perceptive and complete guide to the theory and practice of online learning. Most of the authors are from Athabasca University and their shared experience of developing online learning within that extraordinarily successful open university allows them to analyse online learning for the wider world in an admirably coherent manner. Starting with a comprehensive summary of relevant educational theory, the book revisits, in a lively way, the great dichotomies that have marked the history of open and distance learning. How should we balance the social and individual aspects of study?
The Rapid eLearning Blog Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context. Essentially, you want to recreate the types of scenarios that are similar to the ones the learner has in real life. This allows them to see the content in ... Read the full article Turning Engagement Upside Down – Part 2 Turning Engagement Upside Down (Human Capital Magazine Interview – Part 2) With employers failing to get cut-through with traditional notions of what engages employees, Human Capital Magazine’s Chief Editor, Iain Hopkins, recently interviewed ‘Employee Activated Engagement’ expert Ian Hutchinson, Chief Engagement Officer of LifebyDesign.com.au, who says it’s time for a fresh take on engagement. In Part 1 of this interview Ian Hutchinson answered questions from Human Capital Magazine such as: What is the problem with existing models of engagement?