Dec 20th

Shelby County Officials Push For E-Learning On Snow Days

Shelby County Officials Push For E-Learning On Snow Days
News from Indiana Public Media:

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In order to make the virtual learning effective, each teacher has to have online office hours and is required to have a Google Drive website with lesson plans available.

Officials with the Northwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County say teachers should still teach their students online when traditional school days are canceled because of snow.

The district filled out an application for e-learning with the Department of Education, and has spent the last few months preparing teachers and students for the possible program.

Triton Central Middle School teacher Sara Marshall practiced an online writing lesson at school.

“I go through, I look what they’ve done, they respond back to me if I give them a suggestion, ‘Hey, don’t forget you need to u…………… continues on Indiana Public Media

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Some schools to avoid snow days through e-learning
News from Indianapolis Star:

Kristine Guerra, kristine.guerra@indystar.com 8:48 p.m. EST November 28, 2014

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Dec 17th

Snow days melting away in many Indiana schools with eLearning

Snow days melting away in many Indiana schools with eLearning
News from WSBT-TV:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -

One of the best parts of winter could be melting away for many Indiana students as advances in technology make snow days rarer than an igloo in July.

The state Department of Education has granted 37 public school districts and 13 private schools permission to hold online learning days in cases of inclement weather this school year. Supporters say the practice will ensure students don’t miss critical instructional time ahead of the high-stakes spring ISTEP+ test and will help districts avoid extending the school year to make up missed days.

“When we add days at the end of the year, that’s past the time our students have taken the assessments by which we’re measured,” said East Allen Community Schools Superintendent Ken Folks, whose district of about 9,100 students missed 14 days due to weather last year. “To be able to capture instructional time prior to those assessments is key to us.”

But the move to replace face-to-face lessons with virtual instruction has sparked concern from members of the State Board of Education.

Board member Brad Oliver said he thinks the virtual option is worth exploring but wants assurances from the Department of Education about how attendance and instruction will be monitored. He also thinks lawmakers should define what constitutes an instructional day in a vi…………… continues on WSBT-TV

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How e-learning can affect the future of the dental hygiene profession: Part 2
News from Dentistry IQ:

Read Part 1 of the e-learning article here.  

How are we preparing the future generation of dental hygienists to meet current trends in health care and dental hygiene? Is the traditional curriculum model as seen in Part 1 in line with preparing dental hygienists to explore unique career settings and independent or collaborative practice models? What tools are we providing in the curriculum to prepare students to be more business savvy, and more knowledgeable about alternatives to the traditional clinical settings?

The health care arena is moving toward a new era of group type practices, mobile businesses that reach out to underserved populations, and more opportunities in public health and private health care-related companies. We want the public to perceive us as more than just professionals who take care of teeth. But are we doing enough to equip existing and future dental hygienists with the necessary tools to be perceived as more than “teeth cleaners”? 

   

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Dec 14th

Live Training vs eLearning: A Comparison

Live Training vs eLearning: A Comparison
News from Business 2 Community:

“How much material can be covered in an eLearning module?”

We’re asked this question a lot. Many clients come to us with existing live training they’re considering converting to eLearning and need to understand how that would work.

Folks are often amazed at the time savings you get from doing a training in an on-demand format. It’s a fraction of the time it takes to do a live training, but the question is, what is that number?

We’ve found a simple formula you can use to estimate live-training-to-eLearning conversions. Here it is:

? day of live training = 20 minutes of eLearning

Wondering how that’s possible? Here’s how are we able to compress four hours down to twenty minutes:

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  • Eliminate distractions, allowing learners to view training where and when they are ready. They aren’t forced into it when they’d rather be doing somet…………… continues on Business 2 Community

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Argylls practice eLearning
News from Chronicle-Tribune:

Students at Madison-Grant schools attended class from home on Wednesday as a part of the district’s new eLearning initiative.

The eLearning day was a trial run of an online school program that would be used in case schools had to close due to inclement weather or any other problem. Through the program, students can receive and complete work while at home and then submit their work electronically to their teachers.

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Dec 8th

Tech eLearning nationally ranked

Tech eLearning nationally ranked
News from The Daily Toreador (registration):

Texas Tech’s online education program, Worldwide eLearning, was given three recognitions Wednesday.

The recognitions received were the A list from the Affordable Colleges, where Tech ranked No. 6 out of 46 United States universities, Best colleges for online master’s degrees in computer science, where Tech ranked No. 5 out of 43 universities and the Best online master in educational technology degree programs, where Tech was ranked No. 22 out of 25. Tech was the only Texas school to receive the first two recognitions, according to a Tech news release.

Tech President M. Duane Nellis said, according to the release, offering online education options is vital to Tech’s future growth.

“We have begun focusing more on online offerings to enable convenient access to potential students and working professionals from anywhere in the world,” he said. “Texas Tech’s Worldwide eLearning is rapidly establishing itself as a destination for higher education.”

Tech’s Worldwide eLearning program has five undergraduate minors, four bachelor’s degrees, 15 master’s degrees, four doctoral degrees, 21 graduate certificates and six graduate certification preparation programs, according to the release.

Vice Provost Melanie Hart said, according to the release, Tech continues its dedication t…………… continues on The Daily Toreador (registration)

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Dec 6th

Should e-learning count as a day in the classroom?

Should e-learning count as a day in the classroom?
News from WANE:

 

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – After last year’s winter forced so many schools to close, some leaders at the state level are asking if e-learning should count as a day in the classroom? Only a few districts have been allowed by the state to try out something called e-learning. Southwest Allen and East Allen are two in our area. Leaders here say it’s working wonderfully while those at the state level say it’s riddled with problems.

“We shouldn’t use e-learning to subtract days, it should be to add days and enhance learning,” State Board of Education Member and President of Marian University Dan Elsener said.

That’s the point of contention for State Board of Education Member Dan Elsener. To him, there’s no substitute for time in the classroom with a teacher. Elsener thinks some are using it to cut corners.

“Isn’t that nice? Now we don’t have to make up a day in May. And you know how tough it is to make up a day in May or June.”

Before all districts are allowed to use e-learning, board member and school teacher Kari Whicker says administrators and teachers need to take into account every child and their unique learning and financial situations.

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DeKalb Central to conduct ‘eLearning’ practice
News from KPCnews.com:

WATERLOO — The DeKalb Central school district will conduct practice activities next week as it prepares to implement Virtual learning or “eLearning” days to make up weather-related cancellation days.

Last month the DeKalb Central school board approved applying for eLearning days through the Indiana Department of Education.

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Dec 3rd

The Adaptive Advantage: How E-Learning Will Change Higher Ed

The Adaptive Advantage: How E-Learning Will Change Higher Ed
News from Forbes:

Higher education has seen a proliferation of new models in response to growing market demands. For-profit universities, massive open online courses, and competency-based pedagogies have all vied for a piece of the pie. Adaptive learning – a personalized, technology- and data-driven approach which responds and adapts to both teachers and learners – could provide the answer, and Smart Sparrow, an Australia-based adaptive “eLearning” platform, is leading the way.

Smart Sparrow enables institutions and academics to author unique and adaptive tutorials within existing coursework. Led by founder and CEO Dror Ben-Naim, the platform focuses on supporting teachers by advancing and accelerating student learning.

As each student possesses different levels of knowledge, course content adapts to student responses and creates “adaptive pathways” for students to follow. More advanced learners can skip through content while those less knowledgeable can be directed to additional resources to help them better understand cour…………… continues on Forbes

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Penn-Harris-Madison schools finalizing eLearning snow day plan
News from WSBT-TV:

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If this winter is anything like the last, Penn-Harris-Madison students should gear up for more online classes this year.

Instead of having snow days off, students will still have lessons and homework. They’ll be using the state department of education’s eLearning program to do their assignments online.

PHM tested the program last year, during a harsh winter that forced the corporation to cancel nine school days.

After trying it out, PHM put a survey on its website asking parents for feedback. About 1,200 parents responded, two-thirds of whom were in favor of using eLearning again, says Dr. Kay Antonelli, assistant superintendent of instruction.

This year is different; instead of assigning online work to make up the snow days, this year, eLearning will be available the day school is cancelled.

There is one built-in snow day in the school calendar: Friday, March 20.

Then, there are three days of eLearning curriculum prepared for students.

If the corporation has to take more snow days after that, it’ll survey parents again as to what they think should be done.

The Hoffmans, parents of a third and fourth grader, remember using eLearning last year.

And it’s not a fond memory.

“Our house, we have one computer, two kids,” says Ashle…………… continues on WSBT-TV

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Nov 6th

Kenya: DOBA faculty to invest in E-learning

Kenya: DOBA faculty to invest in E-learning
News from IT News Africa:

October 30, 2014 • Online, Top Stories

The number of Kenyans studying online is expected to skyrocket. Already, more than 30% of student in Europe are active in online study according to the Research firm Ambient Insight.

Slovenia’s Business School DOBA, in Kenya, is expected to spend slightly over USD 1 Million in the next 5 years in Kenya.

According to DOBA, it is driving a public-private partnership program seeking to get employers in the 4 Kenyan cities to endorse e-learning and encourage employees to sign up and acquire new skills in an international learning environment…………… continues on IT News Africa

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Oct 23rd

Trainers: How elearning can stop you from losing business

Trainers: How elearning can stop you from losing business
News from bdaily:

Can I post an article about anything on Bdaily?

No – we only publish articles that are relevant to a business audience. We have 9 sectors which are often a good point of reference if you are unsure. Because we are a business platform, we would not publish articles that are not business relevant. For example we would remove content about music, wildlife, schools etc. unless they had a clear business angle.

I’m confused – what is the difference between News, Advice and Opinion pieces?

News pieces are timely updates on events. Usually the reader is given new or updated information. News is time sensitive.

An Advice piece is something that explains a process, gives hints, tips or pointers on how to do something or improve something. Advice is not usually time sensitive and written to follow a more general theme.

Opinion pieces are again written to fit in with a general theme but giving an experts opinion on something that is of note to the business audience.

Can I add links to my article?

Yes but this is at a cost. If you are publishing your article and wish to add a no-follow link, this will cost ?70+VAT. If you wish to publish a free article then you can not add a link. Adding follow links is strictly prohibited and can lead to a member being banned from uploading content.

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Oct 20th

Maestro Launches eLearning; Flexible Online Training Quickly Boosts Staff …

Maestro Launches eLearning; Flexible Online Training Quickly Boosts Staff …
News from Hospitality Net:

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Maestro Launches eLearning; Flexible Online Training Quickly Boosts Staff Productivity

NORTHWIND-Maestro released a new eLearning tool that boosts staff productivity with online tutorials, documentation, and streaming videos for quick, flexible mastery of all Maestro Property Management modules whenever busy schedules permit. Maestro eLearning includes a management dashboard that allows supervisors to design eLearning agendas for any module and track staff progress.

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Oct 16th

Development focus: Why e-Learning is far from boring

Development focus: Why e-Learning is far from boring
News from Money Marketing:

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By 2020, eLearning will make up 95 per cent of the learning market – that is the prediction of Craig Weiss, one of the world’s leading authorities on online learning.

His assertion is that face-to-face learning methodology has been the same for 400 years but in 20 years eLearning has transformed the learning space.

Yet if asked for their perception of eLearning, most advisers would probably have a similar response. The words “boring” “dull” and a “necessary evil” would likely feature heavily and with some justification, given firms’ traditional predominantly regulation-driven relationship with eLearning.

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SES Partners with Academic Institutions for eLearning Project
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SES eLearning project. Photo: KUganda

[Via Satellite 10-14-2014] SES has revealed its Live Interactive Classroom application for use in an eLearning project called KUganda. The platform will connect the Catholic University Eichst?tt – Ingolstadt in Germany to the Permanent Center for Education in Kampala, Uganda using SES Broadband Services’ solution.

The Live Interactive Platform brings students and teachers together using audio and video communications coupled with presentation slides. Eichst?tt Professor Gaby Gien will deliver a seminar from Germany to students and teachers in Uganda.

“Part of the challenge is to provide teachers in Africa with computers and resources. Without Internet connectivity, teachers and children are deprived of the use of educational content online. Bridging this digital divide is key,” said Gien, speaking on behalf of the KUganda initiative. “With this demonstration, we aim to show how satellite broadband can help to improve social and educational development by pr…………… continues on Satellite Today

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