Sep 14th

Paul Foster Heads Creation of Online eLearning Ecosystem

Paul Foster Heads Creation of Online eLearning Ecosystem
News from University of Cincinnati:

Paul Foster Heads Creation of Online eLearning Ecosystem

Director of eLearning and adjunct professor, Paul Foster leads creation of Canopy and looks toward the future for improvements to a continuously evolving eLearning ecosystem.

Date: 9/9/2014
By: Alexis O’Brien
Phone: (513) 558-7584

Paul Foster, UCIT eLearning Center director, didn’t know what he was in for when initially tasked to update Blackboard to the most current version of the system about a year ago.

“Blackboard upgrades had been put off because UCIT did not have the staffing or resources,” Foster said. “When we understood the need for it, UCIT tapped into people already working in eLearning in various colleges, then we realized we weren’t really just upgrading, we were rebuilding the entire system.”

This is when Foster earned the title of Canopy project team manager, assembled a team of about fifty eLearning leaders and IT experts from across campuses and played a prominent role in creating UC’s new, collaborative and student-centric eLearning ecosystem online.

“Depending on the day, I was project manager, technical worker or cheerleader,” Foster said. “The most important thi…………… continues on University of Cincinnati

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SCC focuses on eLearning through its QEP
News from Stanly News & Press:

Stanly Community College is accredited through a regional association called the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). 

Accreditation through SACSCOC affirms that SCC is providing a quality learning experience for all students. This year, SCC is undergoing its reaccreditation process. As required by this process and as proof that we are focused on student learning and success, we have developed a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). This new improvement plan focuses on eLearning (electronic).  

The reason that an improvement strategy for eLearning, or online learning, is so critical is because the vast majority of students who are currently enrolled at SCC receive all or part of their instruction through an Internet component. And, that Internet component must provide quality instruction as well as vast opportunities for faculty/student interaction in order for learning to occur.  

In fact, more than 85 percent of SCC students took an online class or used an online component in their class during the 2013-14 school year.  Our data illustrates that in 2003 we had 1,757 students utilizing eLearning; by 2013, that number had grown to over 17,000.  

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Sep 12th

EN adds eLearning days to school calendar

EN adds eLearning days to school calendar
News from KPCnews.com:

KENDALLVILLE — East Noble will have two eLearning Days under an amended 2014-2015 school calendar, and may use eLearning for snow makeup days.

On Wednesday, the East Noble School Corporation Board of Trustees approved an amended 2014-2015 school calendar that has Friday, Oct. 31, as an eLearning Day for all students and Monday, May 4, as an eLearning Day for high school students only.

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eLearning for the Maritime Industry
News from MarineLink:

A growing number of organizations are turning to eLearning courses to ensure employees are properly trained to perform duties safely and efficiently. Marine Testing Solutions (MTS) said its eLearning initiative is helping more key staff members become empowered to make the maritime industry safer and more efficient.

In previous years, many owners and operators within the industry were reluctant to introduce formalized training schemes, MTS said, explaining that employees were often given only the most basic information in order to fulfill their role. Now, increasingly strict regulations are entering force within the industry, making that model a thing of the past.

MTS said its five eLearning courses – fire safety training, asbestos awareness, legionella awareness, food safety and manual handling – are affordable, professional and simple to understand. Employees from all sectors within the industry can take part in training and educational sessions at their own pace and be safe in the knowledge that they are equipped to carry out their role safely.

All MTS courses are compliant with relevant regulations and are approved by the relevant governing body.

MTS recognizes that more and more people are busy with day to day operations and are time poor. It therefore offers eLearning courses that…………… continues on MarineLink

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Sep 9th

Google Penetrates The E-Learning Market To Expand Chromebook Sales

Google Penetrates The E-Learning Market To Expand Chromebook Sales
News from Seeking Alpha (registration):

Summary

  • The e-learning market grows rapidly worldwide and expected to reach $ 51B total revenues in 2016.
  • Google introduced an e-learning platform that integrate its services into one suite that is targeted to the education sector.
  • By penetrating the e-learning market, Google tries to increase Chromebook sales and expand its PC ecosystem.
  • Google could use the e-learning trend around the world and expand its Chromebook sales and ecosystem presence globally.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) followed another hot trend and entered the e-learning market with Google Classroom after it had entered the web services market with Google Domains, the crowd-funding market with YouTube’s fans-funding, and the same-day grocery delivery market with Google Shopping Express.

E-learning is a term used to describe the use of technology in education. It includes a number of categories such as computer-based traini…………… continues on Seeking Alpha (registration)

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Sep 6th

E-Learning Finds a Foothold in Africa

E-Learning Finds a Foothold in Africa
News from T+D:

Can e-learning support the development of the continent’s young workforce?

The eLearning Africa Report 2014, published by International Communications, Worldwide Events, compiled recent research on e-learning in Africa and took a broader look at how the continent’s communications infrastructure affects how Africans are learning on the job and in school.

According to the report, e-learning professionals in Africa are confident about the future, a feeling bolstered by the growing economy, as well as increasing access to Internet and a growing content sector. Africa has the highest growth rates in telecommunications in the world, with rocketing mobile-cellular subscription rates (predicted to reach 69 percent by the end of 2014). Mobile-broadband subscription rates also are growing and are predicted to reach 19 percent by the end of 2014. This increasing penetration of mobile broadband creates a demand for locally relevant content and applications, forming a subsector of the African e-learning industry.

According to Ambient Insight, a market research firm, e-learning in 16 African countries is just over 15 percent, with revenues expected to reach to $ 512.7 million in 2016. Ambient Insight suggests three catalysts of the boom in the African e-learning market: wide-scale digitization of academic content,…………… continues on T+D

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eLearning Lab resources just a click away
News from Petoskey News-Review:

CHARLEVOIX — The Charlevoix Public Library offers eLearning Lab, a new option on the library’s catalog. The eLearning Lab provides easy access to three resourceful training tools: Atomic Training, Mango Languages and Learning Express.

Atomic Training is a comprehensive online database of how-to training sessions, covering popular software and applications, including tutorials for Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google and the Cloud, as well as social networking applications. Patrons of the Charlevoix Public Library will have unlimited access to tutorials in the library or at home. These tutorials help patrons of all ages improve job skills and become more proficient in basic computer applications. Mobile device training is also available, allowing patrons to learn how to get the most out of their smartphones and tablets.

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Aug 30th

The Best of Elearning! 2014 Finalists Revealed at ELC 14

The Best of Elearning! 2014 Finalists Revealed at ELC 14
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Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the Best of Elearning! Awards 2014 Finalists. Readers and professionals from both the private and public sector cast more than 3,000 nominations for the best-in-class solutions across 27 product categories. Winners of each category will be revealed in Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines in December and honored at the Enterprise Learning! Summit on Jan. 15, 2015.

The Best of Elearning! Awards program formalizes the “word-of-mouth” referrals practiced in our industry. Eighty-five percent of professionals have personally recommended a learning solution to a colleague over the past 12 months. And 61 percent agree that award recognition impacts their buying decision, according to Elearning! Media research.

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e-Learning Solutions out to create local learning content
News from Technology Zimbabwe:

Stewart Masimirembwa co-founder of eLearning Solutions at the mCourser launch

Yesterday we mentioned how e-Learning Solutions, one of the more visible digital learning providers locally, had together with Africom, launched a data plan for users of its online learning material.

In the article we also highlighted the challenge of relevant local content for digital learning products that are available on the market.

e-Learning Solutions appears to be figuring out a workaround for that problem actually.

The digital learning entity posted an advert in today’s Herald for two jobs. Both were titled Subject Matter Experts(serving and former teachers) with some who will work from home providing tutoring in Maths and Science subjects

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Aug 26th

eLearning Champion: Angela Clark

eLearning Champion: Angela Clark
News from University of Cincinnati:

eLearning Champion: Angela Clark

College of Nursing student Angela Clark creates an innovative iBook to help interventionists rescue drug users.

Date: 8/25/2014
By: Alexis O’Brien
Other Contact: Tara Spacy
Other Contact Phone: (513) 558-7584

Angela Clark spent the last six months utilizing multimedia technology to improve health care in an innovative way. Through her development of an iBook aimed at preventing opioid overdoses, the third-year PhD student in UC’s College of Nursing created a resource that will be used to lead group interventions and ultimately, help save lives.

“I wanted patients and health-care providers to have everything in one place,” Clark said. “This iBook is interactive and transforms an important tool from one-dimensional to multi-dimensional.”

The online instructional design course Clark took through the College of Nursing was integral to the development of her project. Through the course, she learned how to streamline vital information, so it could be easily understood by everyone involved in learning it. And she wa…………… continues on University of Cincinnati

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eLearning Lab just a click away
News from Petoskey News-Review:

CHARLEVOIX —The Charlevoix Public Library offers eLearning Lab, a new option on the library’s catalog. The eLearning Lab provides easy access to three resourceful training tools: Atomic Training, Mango Languages and Learning Express. 

Atomic Training is a comprehensive online database of how-to training sessions, covering popular software and applications, including tutorials for Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google and the Cloud, as well as social networking applications. Patrons of the Charlevoix Public Library will have unlimited access to tutorials in the library or at home. These tutorials help patrons of all ages improve job skills and become more proficient in basic computer applications. Mobile device training is also available, allowing patrons to learn how to get the most out of their smartphones and tablets. 

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Aug 24th

Middle East e-learning market to grow 8.2% yearly until 2016

Middle East e-learning market to grow 8.2% yearly until 2016
News from Zawya (registration):

Aug 24 2014

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Aug 24 2014

•Global and local education suppliers to be recognised at GESS Education Awards

•Arabic content development initiatives in online learning, educational games and interactive social media to share spotlight


Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 24 August 2014 – Global and regional education suppliers are setting their sights on the Middle East as the region’s e-learning market sees revenues rising to $ 560.7 million by 2016.

The growing size of the self-paced e-learning market in the Middle East has become very competitive, prompting local and international education suppliers to raise their stakes in the region.

“Education decision makers are now faced with offers from different companies offering a variety of products and so…………… continues on Zawya (registration)

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Aug 22nd

How schools can use eLearning tech to keep up with Generation Z

How schools can use eLearning tech to keep up with Generation Z
News from BetaNews:

It’s well known that the Millennial Generation or the so called Generation Y who were born after 1982 are having a profound effect on business and government as they become workers and citizens.

But, what’s also becoming apparent is how the children of the Millennials who have never lived without digital technology are going to shake up how our educational systems use technology for teaching and learning. These digital natives, often described as Generation Z, are entering schools and colleges with a digital outlook and set of behaviors that educational institutions need to respond to and harness.

A recent study into the attitudes of this new generation, Generation Z, towards learning revealed that students are more willing to learn online and view the future of education as more virtual and social media driven. When asked what they saw coming next in education, 39 percent of students said that it would be more virtual and 19 percent said that they’ll be using social media to engage in the classroom.

However, educational organizations are struggling to keep up with the rapidly changing technology trends and the growing expectations of their digitally savvy students.

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Global e-Learning Industry – MarketWatch
News from Global e-Learning Industry – MarketWatch:

LONDON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:

Global e-Learning Industry

https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/315760/Global-e-Learning-Industry.html

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for e-Learning in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Academic eLearning, and Corporate eLearning. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 384 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Adobe Systems Inc.
Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Articulate Global, Inc.
Assima PLC
Blackboard, Inc.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
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Aug 19th

How can schools keep up with Generation Z through eLearning technology?

How can schools keep up with Generation Z through eLearning technology?
News from ITProPortal:

It’s well known that the Millennial Generation or the so called Generation Y who were born after 1982 are having a profound effect on business and government as they become workers and citizens.

But, what’s also becoming apparent is how the children of the Millennials who have never lived without digital technology are going to shake up how our educational systems use technology for teaching and learning. These digital natives, often described as Generation Z, are entering schools and colleges with a digital outlook and set of behaviours that educational institutions need to respond to and harness.

A recent study into the attitudes of this new generation, Generation Z, towards learning revealed that students are more willing to learn online and view the future of education as more virtual and social media driven. When asked what they saw coming next in education, 39 per cent of students said that it would be more virtual and 19 per cent said that they’ll be using social media to engage in the classroom.

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3 Great Ways to Make Sure Your Next eLearning Program is Not Your Last
News from Business 2 Community:

The 3 fundamental keys you need to achieve learning engagement, and 3 major mistakes to never repeat again in your training program.

The most common question that I hear from corporate education heads – usually Human Resources (HR), Learning & Development (L&D), Marketing Team leads and Digital Executives – is a big one: “How do you get engagement?”

Without engagement, your eLearning program is simply not providing the value that it needs to, which is a huge missed opportunity for any business. The most challenging hurdle of all is getting employees to engage in the on-demand, self-paced environment of eLearning. Simply put, it’s not an easy task but it is very possible if you take the right steps.

1. Integration into Goals & Systems

After you have done the proper pilots and testing to establish a strong eLearning program, the next step is to align your existing company rewards and review programs (ex: 360 reviews) with eLearning use and the engagement of your employees. When they know that this training counts toward professional development goals, the motivation to engage will be built in to your system. Tie the eLearning engagement metrics with your goals and objectives.

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Aug 17th

Elearning Innovations Conference and Expo Opens in Nairobi

Elearning Innovations Conference and Expo Opens in Nairobi
News from AllAfrica.com:

The 2014 eLearning Innovations Conference and Expo opened on Tuesday July 29 in Nairobi and is set to run till July 31.

The 3-day conference is dedicated to ICT innovators, leaders and educators seeking to enrich learning experiences using diverse technologies.

The theme of this year’s annual conference is “21st Century e learning: Transforming Education, Employment and Economics.”

Giving his keynote speech at the event, Prof Jacob Kaimenyi, Cabinet Secretary for Education said: “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we are robbing our children of the future of tomorrow”, quoting the American philosopher John Dewey.

Professor Kaimenyi went on to emphasize on the governments dedication to the prioritization of ICT in education and added that it was part of the Reform Agenda.

The 2014 eLearning Innovations Conference is a private-public sector collaborative initiative. The event is organised by Talents Coaching and Consulting Kenya (TALENTS) and the Public Service Commission. Other sponsors and partners include the ministries of Education and ICT, Vision 2030 Secretariat, Kenya School of Government and iHub among other organizations.

Also expected to make a presentation at the conference is the Cabinet Secreatry for ICT Dr Fred Matiang’i.

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