Apr 15th

ASCI’s e-learning programme to sensitize industry on responsible advertising

ASCI’s e-learning programme to sensitize industry on responsible advertising
News from Times of India:

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PUNE: The Advertising Standard Council of India (ASCI), in its endeavor to promote self-regulation and to strengthen sel…………… continues on Times of India

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Ten apps and eLearning services that are free right now
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Normally $ 15, now free.

Finding the time to read is always easier said than done. Luckily, Audible’s library of over 180K audiobooks…………… continues on BGR

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Make Money Teaching Online: 2nd Edition: How to Land Your First Academic Job, Build Credibility, and Earn a Six-Figure Salary: Revised and Updated
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Apr 2nd

EDC-VC’s Global Classroom eLearning Delivers Online Education Opportunities

EDC-VC’s Global Classroom eLearning Delivers Online Education Opportunities
News from Ventura County Star:

CAMARILLO, Calif. – The Small Business Development Center of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (SBDC) announces the launch of a comprehensive online education center. The Global Classroom program offers thousands of interactive courses and video tutorials focused on the latest information in business, technology and career readiness.

Accessed through EDC-VC’s website at www.edc-vc.com, the Global Classroom is a robust, cloud-based eLearning system that connects users with an extensive library of content developed by nationally recognized technology and training companies such as Microsoft, Franklin Covey, Skillsoft and WIN Learning. The program also offers a built-in Learning Management System to create, deliver, and manage online education as well as a social media center for collaboration, networking and user engagement.

“The Global Classroom is a resource for our small and developing businesses grappling with the demands of a rapidly changing marketplace,” said Ray Bowman, director of the SBDC of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. “Available 24/7, the Global Classroom is an easy-to-use, content rich eLearning platform that can help with workforce training and enable employees to upgrade their skill sets.”

The Global Classroom is organized into a series of Specialty Libraries covering 12 major areas of business, each with a fu…………… continues on Ventura County Star

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Using Public Health Education to Fight Ebola
News from Roehampton Online Student … – Vanguard:

THE outbreak of Ebola in parts of West Africa saw health officials, hospitals and other industry stakeholders reassessing their levels of preparedness for dealing with public health emergencies.

Widespread shortages of doctors, nurses and volunteers possessing requisite knowledge and skills for containing the epidemic was recorded in affected areas, resulting in the spread of the deadly disease from Guinea to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal, Nigeria and outside the shores of Africa.

Against this backdrop, it has become imperative to be able to respond swiftly to stopping the spread of the disease to new localities. In order to achieve this, there is an urgent need for citizens to be empowered to respond to Ebola, alongside other infectious and deadly diseases, and also to properly deal with other chronic public health issues.

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This need for empowerment was an important factor for Daniel Tom-Aba. Currently occupying the role of Senior Data Manager and Team Lead for the Polio and Ebola Emergency Operations Center with the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) in Abuja, Tom-Aba coordinates all data management activities as well as builds software solutions geared at solving public health challenges.

He sought a higher educational degree that would enable h…………… continues on Roehampton Online Student … – Vanguard

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Mar 29th

As eLearning grows, schools could be left behind – Muncie Star Press

As eLearning grows, schools could be left behind – Muncie Star Press
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Mar 27th

Elearning Africa to Focus On ICT for Education in Rural Areas

Elearning Africa to Focus On ICT for Education in Rural Areas
News from AllAfrica.com:

High-level presentations at eLearning Africa, Africa’s leading conference on technology for development and education, will focus on the role ICTs are playing in transforming the continent’s rural economies by improving access to information and training.

Over 70 per cent of African workers are employed in farming and the role ICTs can play in boosting agricultural growth has been identified by the African Union as a key factor in making a reality of its 2063 Vision of a “transformed continent.” The subject has been described as “critical” by African political leaders and will be one of the matters under discussion at a roundtable meeting for education and technology ministers at the conference.

eLearning Africa will provide a showcase of a series of presentations about new training-based solutions to some of the most enduring challenges facing Africa’s farming and rural communities. Presenters include:

Mr Willis Ndeda Ochilo of CABI, a leading agricultural entomologist, who will explain how CABI’s ‘Plantwise’ initiative, which organises weekly plant clinics supported by an online database with access to international expertise, is helping to improve the productivity of agricultural crops.

Ghanaian Mr Albert Yeboah Obeng of Foresight Generation Club, who will discuss the contribution new initiat…………… continues on AllAfrica.com

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The impact of e-learning in the workplace
News from Times of Malta:

E-learning is one of the most important services powered by the internet. It has the potential to transform how and when employees learn and integrates a learning culture with the work environment.

E-learning is not only about training and instruction but also about learning that is tailored to an individual. It brings together different fields such as online training, web-based training and technology driven instruction. Computers, tablets and smartphones facilitate and enhance the approach towards e-learning.

Today’s workplace is defined by a new employer-employee relationship. The employer provides the tools such as e-learning whereas employees have to manage and develop their skills and employability and ultimately are responsible for maintaining the value they add to the company.

E-learning can motivate employees to invest more time and energy in workplace learning. The key is that the alternative and flexible learning environments allowed by technology can reduce the obstacles and practical difficulties of scheduling learning activities around work schedules. The result is a more personal commitment and control over learning.

Research suggests that there is no significant difference in educational outcome between e-learning and traditional learning. This means that goals can be achieved irrespective of the…………… continues on Times of Malta

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Mar 25th

eLearning 2015 to focus on ICT for education in rural Africa

eLearning 2015 to focus on ICT for education in rural Africa
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High-level presentations at eLearning Africa, Africa’s leading conference on technology for development and education, will focus on the role ICTs are playing in transforming the continent’s rural economies by improving access to information and training.

Reports indicate that over 70 per cent of African workers are employed in farming and the role ICTs can play in boosting agricultural growth has been identified by the African Union as a key factor in making a reality of its 2063 Vision of a “transformed continent.”

The subject has been described as “critical” by African political leaders and will be one of the matters under discussion at a roundtable meeting for education and technology ministers at the conference.

The 10th eLearning Africa Conference is the key networking event for ICT enhanced education and training in Africa. As the largest annual conference of its kind, the three-day event is a must for those wanting to develop multinational and cross-industry partnerships and contacts whilst enhancing their knowledge, expertise and abilities.

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India e-learning market outlook to fy’2018
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India E-learning Market Outlook to 2018: Increasing Technology Adoption to Drive Future Growth provides a comprehensive analysis of the market size of India E-learning market, market segmentation by content and technology and allied services.

India E-learning Market Outlook to FY’2018: Increasing Technology Adoption to Drive Future Growth provides a comprehensive analysis of the market size of India E-learning market, market segmentation by content and technology and allied services. Further segmentation of Content and technology segments are also provided in the report.

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Best Practices in Online Program Development: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning)
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Mar 23rd

20 Facts About the Impact of E-Learning [#Infographic]

20 Facts About the Impact of E-Learning [#Infographic]
News from EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education:

Online learning has become one of the fastest-growing industries in education technology, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon.

The availability of mobile devices on campuses has drastically changed the playing field for e-learning. By 2020, the global mobile-learning market is on track to reach $ 37.8 billion, according to a new infographic from TalentLMS, a learning management system. By 2019, half of all college students will be enrolled in online courses.

“This means that the development costs of eLearning courses will diminish with time, boiling down to only the cost of the student. With the cheaper rates at which mobile broadband data is available, 74 percent of eLearners will be mobile learners,” according to a March 2 blog post from TalentLMS.

Online learning is also changing the culture of learning itself.

An introductory course in computer science at Harvard College, Computer Science 50, broke course registration records in the fal…………… continues on EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

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MG varsity budget plans online evaluation, e-learning
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The annual budget of Mahatma Gandhi University for 2015-16 shows an expenditure of Rs. 562.42 crore against a revenue of Rs. 419.07 crore, denoting a deficit of Rs.143.35 crore.

The budget document presented by C.I. Abdul Rahiman, convener, syndicate sub-committee on finance on Saturday envisages the preparation to evolve an action plan named Vision 2030, through participatory process to position the institution into a new generation university equipping it with state-of-the-art ICT tools, which include platforms for e-learning, e-content delivery and online evaluation.

In addition, the budget proposes to make the service delivery mechanism proactive and student-friendly. Special attention is also given to address the access issues of the differently abled students.

The university will negotiate with industrial giants like Intel to make rapid strides with appropriate e-initiatives. A dedicated e-learning portal with 4 terra byte capacity and connectivity extending to all affiliating colleges. All learning contents with text, audio, video, Virtual lab and simulations will be made accessible online. The students will be able to access the lessons anywhere anytime using a user name and password. Wi-fi network will be ensured on the campus. Video conferencing facility will also be installed.

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Mar 21st

Educomp Solutions launches new eLearning product; aims 1 million students to …

Educomp Solutions launches new eLearning product; aims 1 million students to …
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NEW DELHI: e-Learning firm Educomp Solutions today launched its new product ‘SmartclassOnline’, which will allow students and parents to access course material, s…………… continues on Economic Times

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Plymouth Schools to make up snow days with eLearning on Saturdays
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What would your child think about having school on Saturday?

Believe it or not, Plymouth students are happy to do it because it means not having to make up snow days at the end of their school year.

Students will be doing online eLearning curriculum on three Saturdays: April 11, April 18 and May 16.

Last year was a test year for Plymouth high schoolers. They had eLearning classes from home for one Saturday.

“It was just like school,” says Angel Ulloa, a junior. “Wake up, do your normal routine, and do your homework.”

It went well, so the corporation decided to do the same thing this year for all grades.

The corporation says this is possible because every single one of their students is given a computer. Grades 2 through 12 have laptops, kindergartners and first graders have iPads.

While they know not everyone is a fan of school on Saturdays, assistant superintendent Andy Hartley says it’s better than the alternative.

“Adding onto the end of the year makes it rough, so the more we can keep things in line with the typical school year calendar, the better,” Hartley explains.

Hartley says homework won’t be due until the following Tuesday. Plymouth High School will be open for those who need Internet access, and teachers will be available to h…………… continues on WSBT-TV

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Mar 17th

Gayaza Leads the Way for E-Learning

Gayaza Leads the Way for E-Learning
News from The Observer:

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For six years after he lost his wife, Martin Ssemanda has cherished being a single father.

He has since provided everything that his two beautiful daughters have ever wanted – most importantly – an education. Having missed a chance to go to school, Ssemanda, a dealer in women’s handbags in downtown Kampala, knows the pain that comes with illiteracy.

By choosing to take his daughters to Gayaza junior school and later to Gayaza high school, he thought his job would be to pay the school dues in time and the teachers would do the rest. The 38-year-old resident of Kawempe was mistaken.

“My daughter joined senior one in 2014 but I have to confess it was a hell of a year. She would come back home with homework that we had to get from the internet, things I never thought I’d be involved in,” he says.

In such a scenario, Ssemanda either had to allow his 12-year-old daughter to always visit an internet caf? or buy her a computer and an internet dongle to do her work from home.

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“They give us no option. All homework is on the internet. Man, I had to incur the cost of buying her a laptop and also avail her with internet,” he says.

Without much knowledge about the internet, Ssemanda thought of hiring a home teacher…………… continues on The Observer

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E-Learning Infographics
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Are you tired of infographics yet? We aren’t either. Tidy, compact, visually appealing—the best infographics combine text, numbers, and images to make data digestible and far easier to retain. In fact, the use of images makes it up to six times easier to recall information than text alone. As a learning tool, infographics really shine.

So if you’re looking for more resources to help you build your professional knowledge, check out eLearning Infographics. This website, created by eLearning Industry, has infographics on almost any trending education topic you could imagine: e-learning, blended learning, mobile learning, instructional design, gamification, social learning, massive open
online communities, and more.

The infographics can be submitted by anyone, and undergo a vetting process before they are published on the site. Each infographic links to its original source, and even carries an embed code so you can post the infographic to your own website or blog.

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Not all the infographics are sleek and beautiful, but what they lack in design quality, they make up for in information. For example, if you’re curious about gamification and you want to browse the infographics on this topic, you’ll find the “

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Mar 10th

ELearning Backpacker Uses Innovative Tool Suite to Engage Students

ELearning Backpacker Uses Innovative Tool Suite to Engage Students
News from University of Cincinnati:

ELearning Backpacker Uses Innovative Tool Suite to Engage Students

College of Allied Health Sciences professor Gary Dick learns new ways to create an interactive and engaging learning environment for his students using eLearning technology through the eLearning Backpack Project.

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When Gary Dick, a professor in the College of Allied Health Sciences, applied to be an eLearning Backpacker he said, “I’m at a point where I would like to start the journey.”

The Backpack project, started by the Center for Excellence in eLearning, provides UC professors with innovative tools to help them create and deliver course information and engage with students.

Ten professors from six different colleges within UC were selected and given a backpack full of tools to enhance their teaching methods. The tools included: an Apple TV, iPad Air 32GB, a wireless USB mic, Swivl and Camtasia Studio Software. 

Dick has over 30 years of teaching experience but was inspired to a…………… continues on University of Cincinnati

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Launch of eLearning platform hailed
News from Jamaica Gleaner (subscription):

From four students under a tree to more than 300 students today in classrooms, Ricardo Allen on Tuesday took the next step in education by launching a four-course eLearning platform called “MyLocker”.

Speaking during the launch of One-on-One’s online platform on Tuesday at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew, Allen said since students who have participated in its traditional programme thus far have been so successful, he decided to move the courses from the classroom to the World Wide Web.

“Thankfully our students have been doing well. One hundred and five students who sat mathematics (last sitting) all passed the exam,” said Allen, who is the company’s managing director.

He continued: “Given our successes in the classroom we have decided to leverage what we have been doing in the classroom, to go online. We want to ensure that all Jamaicans can get that 100 per cent in all the four courses we have developed so far.”

Minister of Education Ronald Thwaites, who was in attendance at the launch of the platform, lauded the efforts of Allen, saying that the use of information communication technologies (ICTs) like the new eLearning platform is an important endeavour and welcome move.

“The ministry is supportive of the use of ICTs to aid teaching and learning. The launch of the platform i…………… continues on Jamaica Gleaner (subscription)

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Mar 8th

CourseAvenue announces Vision-Studio: Integrated eLearning authoring …

CourseAvenue announces Vision-Studio: Integrated eLearning authoring …
News from GroundReport:

1888 PressRelease – VISION-Studio brings an integrated eLearning development platform to companies applying a systematic approach to training (SAT), commonly found in high consequence training environments. VISON-Studio extends the VISION Developer product to directly build and associated learning content with objectives.

Chicago, IL – CourseAvenue is pleased to announce the launch of Vision-Studio – an integrated eLearning authoring solution for use with VISION software from Focus Learning. Vision-Studio enables users of the VISION software to build, manage and deploy eLearning modules that are tied directly to objective hierarchy.

“VISION software from Focus Learning is a de-factor standard for managing training objectives in high consequence environments and we are pleased to integrate our eLearning development platform with VISION.” Says Joe Gorup, CEO of CourseAvenue.

Gorup continues, “For those that work in high consequence training environments, such as energy production and transmission, healthcare and national security, having learners simply ‘launch a course’ is often inadequate. In highly regulated industries, training compliance is critical and le…………… continues on GroundReport

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Umm Al-Qura wins eLearning prizes
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Umm Al-Qura University represented by the Deanship for eLearning and Distance Learning has won the first place and the excellence gold shield for the best training program in eLearning being carried out by Saudi universities.

It also won the third place and bronze excellence shield in the field of digital courses. The prizes were presented during the Fourth International Conference for eLearning and Distance Learning held in Riyadh recently.

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