Jun 29th

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The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing and Teaching Online Courses
In this valuable resource, experts share deep knowledge including practical “how-to” and preventive trouble-shooting tips. Ins…

Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction
This is a revision of the first title in Jossey-Bass’ Online Teaching & Learning series. This series helps higher education profes…

Jun 28th

Become A Professional HTML5 Game Developer

Become A Professional HTML5 Game Developer
News from E-Learning Bundle – Joystiq:

BECOME A PROFESSIONAL HTML5 DEVELOPER

This incredible HTML5 App & Game Development course bundle will show you the ropes to becoming a professional HTML5 developer.

HTML5 will – and is already starting to – overtake native app development on iOS, Android and Windows Phones because of its cross-device compatibility. Get ahead of the curve and learn the fundamentals of HTML5 so you can start building mobile apps and games for any mobile platform.

A quick history lesson: iOS apps are developed using Objective C and Android apps using Java. Each programming language is unique, so in order to develop apps for both, you need to learn both languages. Ugh, right?

Well with HTML5, those problems no longer exist. Learn one programming language, and build apps and games that function across all devices – iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phones, the web and more.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT

HTML5 is simple to learn and this bundle of courses will guide you gracefully up the learning curve, even letting you create real HTML5 games in the process, including a Plants vs. Zombies clone called Veggies vs. Zombies.

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Jun 28th

UGA expands online education

UGA expands online education
News from Online Athens:

The University of Georgia has dramatically expanded its online course offerings and degree programs, providing students the flexibility to complete their degree requirements more quickly and expanding access to undergraduate and graduate programs for working adults.

“Online education enables students to make progress toward their degrees while pursuing internships, studying abroad or spending time at home with family over the summer,” said Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “It also expands the reach of our programs to make them available to people who want a UGA education but can’t relocate because of their careers or family obligations.”

The number of students enrolled in summer online courses has increased dramatically in the past year alone, and more online learning opportunities are in the pipeline as the university’s Office of Online Learning approaches its second anniversary.

Vice President for Instruction Laura Jolly noted that 1,900 students enrolled in summer online classes in 2013. This year, that number increased by 32 percent to more than 2,500, and more students are still expected to enroll. Jolly attributed much of this rapid growth to the Online Learning Fellows program, which was launched in 2013 to provide faculty with the training and support to design, develop and teach high-quality online co…………… continues on Online Athens

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Jun 27th

Chasing The Elusive ‘Quality’ In Online Education

Chasing The Elusive ‘Quality’ In Online Education
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You can learn jazz appreciation from a computer. But you’ll never learn how to be cool like Miles Davis.

Jeff Hellmer is an accomplished jazz pianist who has taught music at the University of Texas at Austin for 27 years. He thinks of himself as more than a teacher, though: “What I would like to do with my teaching is be an ambassador for jazz.”

This past spring, in what’s become an increasingly common move, he brought his ambassadorship to a wider audience. He turned his popular introductory course, Jazz Appreciation, into a free 10-week online course.

It’s open to anyone through a company called edX, and 19,000 people signed up.

Online college is no longer the future. It’s here. According to the Sloan Consortium, more than one-third of all U.S. college students now take at least one course online for credit. That’s 7 million students last year alone. Meanwhile, on platforms like edX (over 2 million users) and Coursera (over 8 million users), people from every country in th…………… continues on GPB

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Starbucks Plan Shines a Light on the Profits in Online Education
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Monica Almeida, The New York Times, Redux

That Arizona State U. can afford to offer such big discounts to employees of the coffee company suggests just how much higher-education institutions earn from distance learning.

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The scholarship partnership that Starbucks announced last week with Arizona State University was notable for many reasons: It was a remarkable marketing and PR coup for the company and ASU; it will allow ASU Online to study some techniques for improving college completion; and it might even set a new bar for what companies provide as employee benefits to part-time workers.

It has also opened a new window on the economics of online education, one that shows just how much “profit

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Jun 27th

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Jun 26th

Google launches new courses in programming with online education provider …

Google launches new courses in programming with online education provider …
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Google is starting to take education into its own hands with the launch of four new courses to teach the next generation of mobile programmers how to use its Android operating system.

Today at Google’s big annual developers conference, I/O, the company announced plans to expand its vocational training partnership with online education provider Udacity.

Thanks in part to a broken immigration system, Silicon Valley is constantly starved for talent. Even worse, our institutions of higher education treat vocational training like “the ugly stepchildren of education,” often refusing to provide practical hands-on learning that will help students get a job after graduation. As a result, startups like Udacity have teamed up with…………… continues on VentureBeat

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Parents choose online education for children
News from Hanford Sentinel:

2014-06-25T08:15:00Z Parents choose online education for childrenBy Sandra Guevara Special to the Enterprise Hanford Sentinel

There are many reasons why parents opt to educate their children at home. Some want a flexible schedule, some want individualized attention and some want an expanded course offering. Whatever the reason, more and more parents are enrolling their children at Central California Connections Academy.

Central California Connections Academy is a tuition-free online public school serving students in kindergarten through 12th grades in Tulare, Fresno, Kern, Kings, and Inyo counties.

State-credentialed teachers work with learning coaches to create an individualized learning plan that meets each student’s needs with a curriculum that meets state education standards.

Over 340 students throughout Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings and Tulare counties are enrolled at the Central California branch of the academy.

Tracy Heathcote of Selma enrolled both her daughters in the online program last year because she was looking for a more challenging curriculum and a flexible schedule to accommodate her daughters’ passion for music.

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Jun 26th

PII eLearning Added to HFTPs Suite of CPE Offerings

PII eLearning Added to HFTPs Suite of CPE Offerings
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Hospitality Evolution Resources Consulting (HER-Consulting.com) is pleased to announce their unique role based eLearning modules on protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) have been selected by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) as part of their pre-approved certification education maintenance requirement.

As a result of HERs strategic partner (The Venza Group) receiving approved educational provider status for HFTP members, Protecting PII is now part of the select curriculum of acceptable continuing education courses accepted as CPEs when Certified Hospitality Accountant Executives (CHAE) and Certified Hospitality Technology Professionals (CHTP) apply for renewal of their certification. The Protecting PII modules are part of the ex…………… continues on IT Business Net

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Jun 25th

New online equine education venture launches

New online equine education venture launches
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Dr Jo-Anne Murray

A new online equine education venture is offering its first course, exploring horse behaviour.

Equine Education intends to run a range of courses for people interested in learning more about equine topics.

The first course starts on July 14 and will provide participants with an introduction to equine behaviour, covering development of behaviour, abnormal behaviour, such as weaving, and also the underlying behavioural principles surrounding learning and training.

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Jun 25th

OAU eLearning Solution wows participants at eLearning Africa 2014 Conference |

OAU eLearning Solution wows participants at eLearning Africa 2014 Conference |
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by Zara Mustapha

Prof. Abiola Awosika with the Ugandan Minister of ICT in Kampala

In May 2014, Kampala the Ugandan capital played host to the 9th edition of the largest gathering of eLearning professionals on the continent when the eLearning Africa 2014 conference held under the title “Opening frontiers to the future”.

The main focus of the eLearning Africa conference was to discuss the latest innovations, ideas, opportunities and challenges of using electronic media together with information and communication technologies (ICT) to drive development and education.

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National Civil Rights Museum Announces eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In With …
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon and the National Civil Rights Museum announced the development of a new eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In program modeled after the museum’s powerful “Standing Up By Sitting Down” exhibit. The eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In will be a round-the-clock educational program serving middle school and high school students across the U.S.  The program will discuss in detail the Greensboro Four, the risks they faced and the spread of the sit-in strategy. It will promote a classroom discussion on the themes of nonviolence, system injustice, segregation by law and by choice, and inaction versus action, among others.

“We hope the eLearning Lunch Counter Sit-In will encourage students to gain an appreciation of diversity, while learning that every citizen can make a contribution and give back to his or her community,” said Barbara Andrews, director of education for the National Civil Rights Museum. “This grant enables students, teachers and parents from across the country to go online and learn about this important…………… continues on MarketWatch

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Jun 24th

Charlie Baker’s plan to reduce higher education costs would emphasize online …

Charlie Baker’s plan to reduce higher education costs would emphasize online …
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Charlie Baker, ap 2014

Charlie Baker is pictured at the Massachusetts Republican state convention in Boston, Saturday, March 22, 2014. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

If elected governor, Republican Charles Baker would pursue more online learning, three-year degrees and expanded co-op programs as part of a plan to reduce higher education costs and expand student opportunities.

Baker announced his plan Monday, saying Massachusetts would see jobs continue to migrate out of state unless it makes higher education more affordable and does a better job connecting the public higher education system to the needs of employers. Baker said he would enable more students to earn college credits while in high school and to combine year-round classes with online courses in a bid to “shrink both the time and expense of a college degree.”

Baker supports establishing a competitive grant program for public colleges and high schools to establish or expand co-op programs under which students earn academic credits through courses and work experiences with local employers. And touting cost savings of at least 25 percent, Baker said he would direct the state Board of Higher Education to establish a competitive grant process aimed at facilitating a three-year bachelor’s degree program at existing public colleges or through new institutions b…………… continues on MassLive.com

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Online education on course for rapid growth
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ONLINE education is tipped to consolidate its place as a growth industry this year, as take-up by sandstone universities increases its public palatability.

A new report by industry researchers IBISWorld lists the sector as the country’s sixth fastest growing employer, behind oil and gas extraction, online shopping, preschool education, mining support and aged accommodation.

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