Aug 30th

The Best of Elearning! 2014 Finalists Revealed at ELC 14

The Best of Elearning! 2014 Finalists Revealed at ELC 14
News from Broadway World:

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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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Education suppliers turn to Middle East as e-learning market sees revenues …
News from Zawya (registration):

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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Aug 16th

Innovative eLearning Trends: eLearning That Sticks

Innovative eLearning Trends: eLearning That Sticks
News from Business 2 Community:

Remember the movie Braveheart? You know, the one with Mel Gibson? And all the robotic voices? And the standardized background screens? And the data-driven dialogue? And the clip art images? And the…what’s that? Oh, yeah. You’re right. That’s not Braveheart. That’s all-too-typical elearning.

Let’s face it: no one ever walked out of a movie and said, “Man, I wish that were more like an elearning course.”

At SVI, we diligently look to develop talent, but in some weird and wonderful ways. We believe our work can be instructionally sound AND entertaining. We use a variety of mediums—instructor-led trainings, eBooks, mobile apps, webinars, and, of course, elearning.

The challenge with elearning is getting people more interested in the content, rather than focusing on how soon they can click “next”!

Here are a few elearning best practices we implement at SVI in an effort to engage the audience so they’ll stand a chance of remembering what we’re teaching instead walking out (or zoning out) on the show.

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Aug 14th

Desire2Learn Raises $85 Million to Bring ELearning Solutions to the Wrold

Desire2Learn Raises $ 85 Million to Bring ELearning Solutions to the Wrold
News from Bidness Etc:

Desire2Learn, the Canadian-based provider of eLearning solutions for educational institutions and various enterprises, has announced an $ 85 million Series B round of funding.

Investors that participated in the latest round include Graham Holdings, Aurion Capital, Four Rivers Group, Columbus Nova Technology Partners, and returning investor New Enterprise Associates.

The company, which was established in 1999, had previously raised $ 80 million in late…………… continues on Bidness Etc

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eLearning Champion: Byron Hutchins
News from University of Cincinnati:

eLearning Champion: Byron Hutchins

Student Byron Hutchins shows his passion for technology in his work, school and extracurriculars.

Date: 8/12/2014
By: Tara Spacy
Phone: (513) 558-7584

Byron Hutchins proves that not all history students are stuck in the past with his focus and passion for science and technology. As a rising fifth-year student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, Hutchins also works as a researcher in the Office of Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization.

“eLearning increases our ability to reconnect with a diverse audience, thus amplifying the learning experience,” Hutchins said. “Its potential is only limited by our own imaginations and determination.”

Hutchins actively finds innovative uses for technology in the many projects he is involved in, including creating a coalition between the departments of computer science and history, and creating a historical social network and interactive mapping for Civil War gun powder manufacturing.

“We use 3-D printing to prototype robotic models and print replacement parts,” Hutchins s…………… continues on University of Cincinnati

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Aug 13th

eLearning Champion: Lori Choudhury

eLearning Champion: Lori Choudhury
News from University of Cincinnati:

eLearning Champion: Lori Choudhury

Digital librarian Lori Choudhury leads UC faculty and students through the World Wide Web with special eLearning tools.

Date: 8/12/2014
By: Tara Spacy
Phone: (513) 558-7584

Along with today’s digital age comes the digital library, and even the digital librarian.

It’s a job that isn’t about helping students sort through endless aisles of books in search of a few select works, but rather helping students navigate the World Wide Web in search of a few key online databases. Now coordinator of eLearning for UC Libraries, Lori Choudhury has been doing just that.

Choudhury serves as an embedded librarian in the graduate programs for the schools of Human Services and Education in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH). For the past two years, she’s worked directly with faculty within their courses.

Choudhury, along with the help of CECH instructional designer Sarah Schroeder, has championed the “Your Virtual Library” module located in Blackboard. The module includes a personal welcome video from Choudhury, a d…………… continues on University of Cincinnati

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eLearning Champion: David Kelley
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eLearning Champion: David Kelley

Assistant professor David Kelley uses Kaltura to create an innovative classroom experience and connect with students.

Date: 8/12/2014
By: Tara Spacy
Phone: (513) 558-7584

As an assistant professor in the Sport Administration Program in the School of Human Services, David Kelley places a strong emphasis on promoting student engagement and active learning in his courses. As an eLearning champion, Kelley is employing innovative, collaborative and student-centric methods to achieve this by utilizing the upgraded Blackboard system’s new features.

“In terms of teaching, I can provide more detailed instruction with the Kaltura Mashup tool,” Kelley said.

The tool gives instructors the ability to record their screens, which he said allows him to create deeper understanding of complex concepts among his students. Kelley also uses the tool to create “Week in Review” videos that highlight where his students’ strengths are and where they need to dedicate more time.

“This has really been a benefit in staying on top of and meeting learning objective…………… continues on University of Cincinnati

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Aug 6th

eLearning Centers Bring Broadband Internet to Far Western Kentucky

eLearning Centers Bring Broadband Internet to Far Western Kentucky
News from WKMS:

Murray State University, the Kentucky Council on Post-secondary Education and the Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development are collaborating to bring free, public access, broadband internet service to counties in west Kentucky. The four river counties in westernmost Kentucky are among the most in-need of service: Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton. On Sounds Good, MSU Regional Outreach Director Gina Winchester and Regional Outreach Coordinator Jonathan Baskin describe the effort.

Origins of West Kentucky Broadband Project

The Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development began the initiative about one year ago. Spearheaded by the CPE, they put together a rural education taskforce in order to figure out ways to implement educational programming in rural communities. Using federal stimulus money, mapped broadband access and usage across the state to identify the “most needy counties.” Four of the neediest counties turned out to be the four river counties in far western Kentucky: Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton. 

Addressing Educational and Economic Development Needs

Rural eLearning Centers are being built in these counties to address educational and economic development needs. As of July 2014, three…………… continues on WKMS

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BCC instructors honored for ‘eLearning’
News from Berkshire Eagle:

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Com munity College was recently recognized as an eLearning exemplar at the 10th annual Massa chusetts Colleges Online (MCO) eLearning Conference held earlier this summer at Bridgewater State University.

Director of BCC’s Center for Teaching & Learning Dori Digenti’s humanities/business course, “Digital Culture,” and Professor Gregory Panczner’s computer information course, “C++ Programming,” were recognized individually with a MCO Course of Distinction (COD) award.

Conference Chair Vin Ialenti of Mount Wachusett Community Col lege said the awards “recognize the contribution that MCO’s members and eLearning is making to Massa chusetts in the 21st century.”

Digenti’s course was cited for its clear directions, learning objectives and outstanding use of forums and other activities promoting engagement and learning. Panczner’s course was noted to have a strong focus on core skills that immerse students in programming culture in an accessible, concise format that combines the best of online organization and in-class problem solving.

Though Panczner was unable to attend, Digenti was invited to present her course as part of the June 4 conference’s Best Practices Showcase.

Thirty-eight presentations on online and blended learning were presented by MCO members at the conference. This year’s keynote…………… continues on Berkshire Eagle

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