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:

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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.
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Blackboard, Inc.

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Dec 22nd

Good Reads: gun laws, lottery winners, online education, and tech gets sensory

Good Reads: gun laws, lottery winners, online education, and tech gets sensory
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A round-up of this week’s long-form good reads include Britain’s gun laws, the burden of lottery winners, online courses vs. the college experience, and sensory developments in high-tech.

The Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut brought a deluge of media attention to gun control. One useful perspective came from the Lexington’s Notebook column in The Economist magazine. Britain’s gun-related homicide rate is drastically lower than that of the

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UM professor feeds hunger for online education with bite-size science
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Sometimes cheeky, perhaps even quirky, and occasionally focused on a trending topic, these mini-lessons posted on YouTube take interesting facts about risk science—defined as the science of existing and emerging human health risks—and presents them in small, relatable and easily digestible video segments to help answer the question, “Just how risky is this?”

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Dec 18th

With new CTO, online learning site lynda.com looks to up its game — Tech News …

With new CTO, online learning site lynda.com looks to up its game — Tech News …
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Online learning site lynda.com on Monday announced that it had hired Frits Habermann as its new CTO. The former PopCap and Adobe executive will oversee the expansion of the company’s cloud infrastructure and build out new mobile and international platforms.

In the last year, a new crop of online learning upstarts, such as Coursera, Udemy, Khan Academy and Codecademy, has attracted plenty of media attention and investor dollars for bringing quality educational content to K-12 and college schools, as well as lifelong learners.  But lynda.com, something of an old-hand when it comes to online education, has remained relatively quiet.

Now that it’s bringing on board a new CTO, however, it looks like the Carpinteria, Calif.-based company might h…………… continues on GigaOM

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Florida universities plan to expand online degree programs
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The State University System is investigating ways to expand online education as a way to help more Floridians earn college degrees.

A committee of the Board of Governors, which oversees Florida’s public universities, met Monday to discuss boosting the number of bachelor’s and graduate degrees that students can complete almost exclusively through online classes.

While the group did not make a decision, it did shy away from one of the most controversial ideas on the table — creating a new, fully-online university.

Some education leaders had spoken out against the idea, but some committee members also got sticker shock when they learned that it could cost an estimated $ 65 million to $ 70 million.

Higher education officials in Florida and around the country are taking a hard look at how to better use online programs to accommodate students needing more flexibility in their academic schedules — including working adults with families.


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Jun 4th

Sal Khan’s ‘Academy’ Sparks Education Tech Revolution

Sal Khan’s ‘Academy’ Sparks Education Tech Revolution
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Most people don’t wake up in the morning thinking about how to best explain the financial collapse of the Thai baht in the 1990s. But most people aren’t Sal Khan.

It’s not much past 9 a.m., and Khan, 36, founder of the online educational non-profit Khan Academy, gets set to record his 3,081st video lecture in a small office with a view of air conditioning ducts.

“In 1997, you see, there was a devaluation of the Thai currency,” Khan says into a beefy microphone as he makes crude sketches on his monitor.

If you want gleaming high-tech, go down the road to Google’s campus . If you’re looking for a revolution, this is the right address.

Ever since quitting his job as a successful hedge-fund analyst two years ago to dedicate himself full time to this labor of love, Khan has managed to win fans worldwide and goad skeptical educators.

His simply narrated, faceless home videos on everything from algebra to French history have been viewed half a billion times. Last year, a number of schools began “flipping” their classrooms, having students study Khan videos by night and do homework with teachers by day.

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Dec 12th

Tech startups ride surge in online education

Tech startups ride surge in online education
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Long-distance study is rising in popularity and cracking open a market for online educators whose infrastructure brings the portable classroom to life.

In 2010, more than 6.1 million students signed up for at least one online course, about 10 percent more than 5.5 million the previous year, reports the Sloan Consortium Survey of Online Learning.

“It’s scaling quickly,” said John Katzman, founder of 2tor Inc., a New-York based tech company that has partnered with universities including Georgetown, UNC and USC to build, administer and market online postgraduate degree programs that he says seriously compete with traditional on-campus study.

“By every metric, the quality of the students coming in and the quality of the work they are doing (according to the faculty) and the satisfaction of the students – I think we’ve made our case this is as good or better than the classroom program,” he said, adding 3,000 students age…………… continues on AsiaOne

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Dec 10th

Tech startup 2tor rides surge in online education

Tech startup 2tor rides surge in online education
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Schools Find New Ways to Increase Online Education Offerings
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The 2011 Sloan Survey of Online Learning shows that in the fall 2010 semester, about 6.1 million students across the nation were taking at least one online education class, marking a 10% increase from the previous year. Today, about 31% of all college students take at least one web-based course.

Given the popularity of online education, many schools across the country are finding ways to integrate the technology into their institutions. While some universities have added individual online classes or degree programs to their offerings, the University of South Carolina (USC) is taking this one step further by considering the creation of a new web-based college, the Daily Gamecock reports.

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Dec 8th

Tech startup 2tor rides surge in online education

Tech startup 2tor rides surge in online education
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Column: Test for online education lies in how best to meet students’ diverse needs
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This unique moment in human history offers an instructive lesson for tracking an emerging trend in K-12 education.

“This is the only time in world history when the digital immigrants are teaching the digital natives,” said Dr. David Dresslar, executive director of the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis.

Dresslar notes that this no longer will be true 10 years from now when today’s students are tomorrow’s teachers. At the moment, however, most teachers and most parents of schoolchildren did not grow up with the tech­nology that many students take for granted.

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Oct 7th

Ed Tech Glossary Clarifies E-Learning Terms

Ed Tech Glossary Clarifies E-Learning Terms
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iNACOL, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, has launched a publication called the Online Learning Definitions Project, a compendium of ed tech terms related to online and blended learning.

iNACOL is a non-profit advocacy and research organization that focuses on issues in K-12 virtual learning. It represents a broad spectrum of groups centered around education, including schools themselves, state and local education agencies, non-profit organizations, researchers, and various technology and resource providers.

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E-learning ‘benefits supermarket sector’
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One of the UK’s leading supermarkets has joined the e-learning revolution and has opted to train its staff using online services.

Waitrose, part of the John Lewis group, has launched a campaign to provide tools for personal and team development to staff across its growing business.

The grocery provider aims to help its 47,000 staff in all areas of the company to better their customer service skills as well as learn more about the company. The system, named PartnerLearn, will help staff to achieve their full potential and can be used at work or at home with a remote access setting.

Waitrose bosses have said they want the scheme to be able to fit around employee schedules.

The online learning facility has been developed over the past year by the Waitrose learning and development team with the Open University and Ashridge Business School.

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Florida Tech Meets the Growing Demand for Continuing Professional Education …

Florida Tech Meets the Growing Demand for Continuing Professional Education …
News from Sacramento Bee:

/PRNewswire/ — Continuing its mission of providing world-class online education in the most in-demand fields, U.S. News and World Report-ranked Florida Institute of Technology proudly introduces seven new Mini MBA For-Credit Graduate Certificates. Designed to provide core business competencies and specialized knowledge, the Mini MBA allows professionals to obtain post-baccalaureate education in less time and with less of a financial commitment compared to traditional MBAs. Students will engage in graduate-level courses within a condensed format that allows them to finish in as little as eight months, earning a Mini MBA For-Credit Graduate Certificate in one of the following specializations:

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Jun 28th

Tech names new vice chancellor

Tech names new vice chancellor
News from LubbockOnline.com:

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Tim Hudson will serve as Texas Tech vice chancellor effective Aug. 1.

Hudson is a special assistant to the chancellor for international programs and initiatives at the University of Houston System.

In his new role, Hudson will coordinate and support distance education and online programs, areas of previous experience for the incoming vice chancellor.

From 2004 until 2010, he served as president of the University of Houston-Victoria. During his tenure, the university introduced several new degrees and double its enrollment, making the school a statewide leader in online programs.

Online education has become an increasingly popular option. Babson Survey Research Group estimated one fourth of all enrolled students took at least one online course in 2008, compared to only 12 percent in 2003. That percentage should rise in the future, and Tech is no exception.

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UCLA Extension partners with Encore Career Institute to form online education …
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A new UCLA Extension initiative is aiming to redefine the phrase “college-age” through a specific audience – baby boomers.

The extension announced Thursday its plans to help create curriculum for an online education program for boomers. The program is being implemented in partnership with Encore Career Institute, a new Web-based company that aims to provide resources to older members of the workforce who are continuing to seek or retain jobs at their age.

The organization was conceptualized by the Creative Artists Agency and the Sherry Lansing Foundation, who contacted UCLA Extension after Encore’s current director, Steve Poizner, decided to launch the company, Poizner said.

Cathy Sandeen, dean of UCLA Extension, said that the goals of Encore overlap greatly with those of UCLA Extension. The partnership will provide resources to a uniquely gifted population th…………… continues on Daily Bruin
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