Jul 31st

The “online education market” in Vietnam

The “online education market” in Vietnam
News from VietNamNet Bridge:

VietNamNet Bridge – Online education market is a special market, where consumers can buy certificates and degrees with money, without having to attend entrance exams, learn hard or be present at lessons.

As easy as enrolling in training courses

Everything is available on the market, from the free training courses valued at just tens of thousands of dong, to the overseas training courses for doctorate valued at tens of thousands of dollars.

Receiving education has become easiest nowadays than ever. Everyone can follow training courses simply by clicking mouse to the online education market. The visitors here are both the rich and the poor, because both expensive training courses or cheap teaching aids can be found here.

However, the most popular goods available at the market are the training courses, including the courses on English, accountancy, and the training courses to obtain master degree.

The best sellers at the market are the basic courses in finance, accountancy and business administration, the short term training courses on practicing skills.

In the past, people always had to think carefully about if they should follow training courses, which would cost their money and time. Nowadays, as the training courses have…………… continues on VietNamNet Bridge

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College-prep online school offers liberal arts education
News from ABC15.com (KNXV-TV):

Article Provided by Mercury Online Education of Arizona, a paid advertiser on Sonoran Living Live.

Mercury Online Education Will Prepare Your Child For The World Ahead!

Mercury Online Education is a tuition FREE college prep online program offering students a safe homeschool K-12 alternative.  Students will explore through a cross-curricular, project-based, and culturally rich education that will give them hands-on experiences, allowing them to explore art, literature, history, music and culture on an international level, while integrating strong math, science and technology learning.  Mercury provides each student with a FREE computer and students work directly with their teacher on a daily basis, through live group sessions and one-on-one interaction.  Each student receives a flexible and customized learning plan that helps students achieve their goals.

Mercury Online Education provides parents the opportunity to have their children learn in a safe, nurturing environment that enables parents to supplement a quality education with the important instruction that goes beyond standard course work.  Parents don’t have the burden of buying expensive curriculum, keeping track of books, grades or attendance because it’s all done online – available 24 hours-a-day for parents t…………… continues on ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)

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Jul 31st

Inspired eLearning Releases Modular Security Awareness and Literacy Course

Inspired eLearning Releases Modular Security Awareness and Literacy Course
News from Virtual-Strategy Magazine:

Leading provider of commercial eLearning solutions released a new, modular version of their most popular security awareness courses. The eLearning solution covers popular topics in 12 short modules.

San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Inspired eLearning, a leading provider of commercial eLearning solutions, has released a new, modular version of one of their most popular security awareness courses. The new version allows the course to be deployed in 12 short modules that can be delivered monthly or quarterly.

“The more frequent you can get your security awareness message out in front of learners, the more effective your program will be. That’s why we’ve taken this modular approach, which allows our customers to send small nuggets of learning to employees much more frequently,” said Martin Rico, CEO of Inspired eLearning.

The single course covers every security awareness topic required by major standards and regulations including Red Flag, HIPAA/HITECH Security, GLBA, Sarbanes Oxley, PCI, COBIT, NERC, ISO 27002 and US FISMA/NIST standards for federal employees. Key topics include password management, viruses and malware, mobile data, physical security, social engineering, phishers, acceptable use polic…………… continues on Virtual-Strategy Magazine

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North American eLearning Market to Reach $ 27.2 billion by 2016
News from Virtual-Strategy Magazine:

eLearning Revenues in North America Reached $ 21.9 billion in 2011

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

The North American market for online learning products will grow to $ 27.2 billion by 2016, up from the $ 21.9 billion reached in 2011, according to a new report by Ambient Insight called, “The North America Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2011-2016 Forecast and Analysis.”

This is the first in a series of syndicated regional reports published by Ambient Insight on the worldwide eLearning market. Ambient Insight will follow this report with regional reports for Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Ambient Insight has revised our international forecasts for eLearning products upward from previous forecasts.

“North America is the most mature market in the world with a modest growth rate of 4.4%,” reports Chief Research Officer, Sam S. Adkins. “While the growth rate may seem low compared to the other regions in the world, the revenues are very high. Additionally, growth rates are much higher in specific buying segments. For example, the growth rates in the Canadian and US healthcare segments are 16.8% and 12.8%, respectively.”

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Jul 31st

The Case For Online Education

The Case For Online Education
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Why the Online-Education Craze Will Leave Many Students Behind
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Free classes from elite colleges like Princeton and Harvard have generated excitement, but they could actually widen the learning gap

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Jul 30th

Cummins Mid-South LLC Selects CERTPOINT Systems eLearning Platform

Cummins Mid-South LLC Selects CERTPOINT Systems eLearning Platform
News from Virtual-Strategy Magazine:

We chose CERTPOINT for its superior product said Rolana Bourland, Cummins Mid-South.

(PRWEB) July 30, 2012

Roslyn NY. July 30, 2012. Cummins Mid-South LLC, part of global power leader Cummins Inc , announced today that it will adopt the CERTPOINTVLS™ learning management platform to deliver more effective and efficient training across the enterprise.

The learning management system (LMS) will support organization- wide creation and management of learning content as well as delivery. New customized training created by the CERTPOINTVLS Content Creator will integrate with Cummins Mid-South’s existing e-Learning courses and instructor-led training, and will be managed in one single system.

“We chose CERTPOINT Systems for its superior product, CERTPOINTVLS, and its relationship with Ultimate Software, our HRIS. We feel the integration between the two systems will allow our company to progress in our training capabilities”, said Rolana Bourland, HR Generalist Cummins Mid-South.

Ara Ohanian, Chief Happiness Officer and CEO CERTPOINT Systems, added “Cummins Mid-South has an impressive goal for growth and we are…………… continues on Virtual-Strategy Magazine

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Attendees will learn the latest tools and techniques for designing and developing great e-learning.

Corona, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2012

Elearning! Media Group (ELM), the exclusive industry trade brand serving the enterprise learning market, will host its annual Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE) on September 25-27, 2012 in Irvine, California. At the conference and expo, an in-depth, two-day workshop will tackle learning and development’s hottest topic, how to create great e-learning courses.

“Expenditures for e-learning have soared in the corporate sector, with spending up 240% in 2012, and are approaching 75% of a corporation’s total budget,” according to Joe DiDonato, Conference Chairman for ELCE, and reporting from the ELM’s most recent annual factbook. DiDonato went on to say that while total learning budgets have remained relatively flat, the unprecedented increase in e-learning expenditures marks a major shift in how learning will be delivered in the corporate sector in coming years.

As a result of this increased demand, ELCE will host a two day E-learning Fundamental Workshop (http://www.el…………… continues on Virtual-Strategy Magazine

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Jul 27th

North American eLearning Market to Reach $27.2 billion by 2016

North American eLearning Market to Reach $ 27.2 billion by 2016
News from Sacramento Bee:

/PRNewswire-iReach/ — The North American market for online learning products will grow to $ 27.2 billion by 2016, up from the $ 21.9 billion reached in 2011, according to a new report by Ambient Insight called, “The North America Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2011-2016 Forecast and Analysis.”

This is the first in a series of syndicated regional reports published by Ambient Insight on the worldwide eLearning market. Ambient Insight will follow this report with regional reports for Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Ambient Insight has revised our international forecasts for eLearning products upward from previous forecasts.

“North America is the most mature market in the world with a modest growth rate of 4.4%,” reports Chief Research Officer, Sam S. Adkins. “While the growth rate may seem low compared to the other regions in the world, the revenues are very high. Additionally, growth rates are much higher in specific buying segments. For example, the growth rates in the Canadian and US healthcare segments are 16.8% and 12.8%, respectively.”

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Coming explosion in e-learning an opportunity to rethink journalism education
News from The Pew Internet and American Life Project:

The winds of technological change are likely to blow apart educational institutes — and journalism training — and by 2020 universities will likely be quite different than they are today, according to a survey of Internet and education experts released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and Elon University.
Of the 1,021 survey participants, 60 percent agreed that “there will be mass adoption of teleconferencing and distance learning to leverage expert resources [and] a transition to ‘hybrid’ classes that combine online learning components with less-frequent on-campus, in-person class meetings.”
This means journalism education will face challenges very similar to the ones faced by the media industry 15 years ago — a disruption in the economic model for schools and a disruption in the content and teaching methods for education.

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Jul 27th

5 Startups Transforming Online Education

5 Startups Transforming Online Education
News from Mashable:

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As the global economy continues to shift, there’s an increased demand for services in higher education. This fact, coupled with the rise of technology, is bringing many of these options online.

These services are only being spurred on by the more than one billion people who have joined the middle class in the last decade. In fact, in the next eight years, 150 million people will seek higher education. Additionally, funding for education startups has tripled in the last decade, going from $ 146 million in 2002 to $ 429 million in 2011.

This leaves entrepreneurs with the opportunity to create exciting new ways for individuals to learn online. Here are some of the startups that are shaping the online education trend.

1. 2tor

2tor is the first startup of its kind to offer full degree programs online at top-tier universities. It’s also the most highly funded. As of April, i…………… continues on Mashable

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U.C. Berkeley joins edX: Online education marches on
News from allvoices:

Just in case you were wondering if the marriage between technology and education was here to stay, let’s just say the future for these two look pretty rosy. There is no question that digital innovation is making significant inroads into traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ campuses, and online colleges and coursework are now recognized by the education establishment as viable alternatives to traditional post-secondary education institutions.
The recent launch of edX, an open courseware initiative that started as a co-venture between Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is taking off and other players coming on board. It was recently announced that the University of California at Berkeley has partnered with the two east coast schools, and it is anticipated that other colleges and universities will be signing on in the near future. According to sources familiar with the project, over 100 universities have already expressed interest in edX.
“We really want to expand and add universities,” says Anant Agarwal, director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and a major player in the edX leadership team. “Berkeley is the first one, the first of many.”…………… continues on allvoices

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Jul 27th

Berke seeks state review of online education vendor K12 Inc.

Berke seeks state review of online education vendor K12 Inc.
News from Chattanooga Times Free Press:

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NASHVILLE — State Sen. Andy Berke, D-Chattanooga, is asking state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to conduct an independent review of the operations and effectiveness of a for-profit virtual school operating under contract with the Union County school system.

In a letter to Huffman, sent Wednesday, Berke cites a study released this month by the National Education Policy Center that is critical of the company, K12 Inc., based on an analysis of the firm’s national operations in 2010-11.

Among other things, the study noted that only 27.7 percent of K12 schools reported meeting Adequate Yearly Progress in 2010-11. About the same percentage of virtual schools reported making AYP. Nationally, some 52 percent of public schools met the standard.

While meeting Adequate Yearly Progress is a “relatively crude indicator of whether or not schools are meeting state standards,” the study says, it notes the “extremely large differences” such as the 25 percentage point AYP disparity “warrant further attention.”

In his letter Huffman,…………… continues on Chattanooga Times Free Press

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Jul 26th

McNeil & Company E-Learning Training Program Hits 100000 Course Milestone

McNeil & Company E-Learning Training Program Hits 100000 Course Milestone
News from FireEngineering.com:

McNeil & Company, a leading managing general insurance agent serving fire and emergency services organizations in 49 states, has announced that its exclusive e-Learning program has reached the milestone of 100,000 courses completed.
 
Approximately 85 percent of those courses were taken by firefighters, emergency service technicians and rescue personnel as part of McNeil & Company???s Emergency Services Insurance Program (ESIP), which has provided comprehensive insurance coverage for volunteer fire departments, career fire departments and volunteer rescue squads around the country since 1989.
 
Established in 2009, the e-Learning program makes it easy for firefighters and emergency services personnel of all experience and skill levels to make good decisions on the job. Among the benefits that McNeil???s e-Learning program offers to users are:
 
Convenience — E-Learning provides an efficient way to train emergency services personnel around their own schedules. McNeil???s e-Learning can be completed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from the station or from home, allowing individuals to use their time effectively.

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Jul 26th

Learning in Classrooms Versus Online

Learning in Classrooms Versus Online
News from New York Times:

In “The Trouble With Online Education” (Op-Ed, July 20), Mark Edmundson captures the inadequacy of online courses from the teacher’s perspective, and I can corroborate from the student’s.

I was a math-obsessive in high school. To supplement my school’s curriculum, I turned to a Stanford program offering online courses to gifted youth. I started the program with enthusiasm, but I soon felt alone and unsupported. I had no one to impress or disappoint. I struggled to stay motivated. It was impersonal and transactional, and it nearly destroyed my obsession.

A face-to-face meeting in a classroom imposes accountability, inspires effort and promotes academic responsibility in subtle ways that we don’t fully appreciate. On a campus, students attend class and stay alert because they worry what the teacher will think if they don’t.

Once they’re in the classroom, the battle is mostly won. As in life, 80 percent of education is showing up, in person.

ADAM D. CHANDLER
Burlington, N.C., July 20, 2012

The writer is a Rhodes Scholar and 2011 graduate of Yale Law School.

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Jul 25th

UC Berkeley joins online education platform of Harvard and MIT

UC Berkeley joins online education platform of Harvard and MIT
News from Los Angeles Times:

UC Berkeley announced Tuesday that it is joining the new online education platform founded by Harvard and MIT that offers free but not-for-credit courses to a worldwide audience. The addition of UC Berkeley will give the “edX” online effort its first expansion into a prestigious public university and a foothold on the West Coast away from its Cambridge, Mass. base, officials said.

UC Berkeley will offer two courses, one in software engineering and the other in artificial intelligence, on the edX site in the fall. Those classes will closely follow the on-campus versions although without the personal contact with professors and the in-depth research projects UC students usually do, professors said. An additional five courses will be offered by Harvard and MIT in such topics as solid-state chemistry and computer science.

UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau said the nonprofit, noncommercial edX platform, which has an initial $ 60 million in funding from Harvard and MIT plus other donations, matches his school’s “mission and values.”

Birgeneau said he did not think joining edX would undercut the UC system’s own early steps into online education since those concentrate on credit courses for tuition-paying UC students, not the worldwide audience edX seeks. The UC campus, which has been feeling the st…………… continues on Los Angeles Times

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Study: Online Learning Outcomes Similar to Classroom Results
News from U.S. News & World Report:

A recent study shows similar outcomes between traditional learning and interactive online learning.

Critics of online learning claim that students are exposed to an inferior education when compared to traditional in-class instruction, but a recent study from Ithaka S+R, a strategic consulting and research nonprofit, questions this notion.

The report, “Interactive Learning Online at Public Universities: Evidence from Randomized Trials,” notes that students who utilize interactive online learning—or hybrid learning—produce equivalent, or better, results than students participating in face-to-face education.

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