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  • How to Add Closed Captions to Your E-Learning Courses
    We’ve discussed closed captions in a previous post. We looked at how to create them with free software or online tools. And we also explored how to build closed captions using a single text variable. Today, we’ll look at how the closed captions f…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 3:48am -
  • 8 E-Learning Developers You Should Follow
    In the past, I’ve referenced a number of instructional designers who are active in the community where they share all sorts of free downloads, examples, and answer questions. Today, I’d like to focus on a few instructional designers and course de…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 3:37am -
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Subject Matter Experts But Were Afraid to Ask
    Subject matter experts play a key role in the success of your e-learning courses. The challenge is learning to use their skills and knowledge in a way that works best. Today’s post is a curated list of free resources with essential tips and tricks…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 3:30am -
  • Simple Screencast Production Tips for Better E-Learning
    Screencast tutorials are some of the most common forms of online training. This makes sense since a large part of e-learning is predicated on learning new software. One challenge is creating effective and engaging screencasts. So today, we’ll look…
    - 23 days ago, 29 Aug 17, 3:10am -
  • Three Good E-Learning Books to Finish Off the Summer
    The end of summer usually serves as the beginning of the school year. In a sense, it also kind of serves as the beginning of the work year. It’s always good to come into a new year with a fresh perspective. Reading is one way to do that. I’m alwa…
    - 30 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 3:46am -

Internet Time Blog

  • Brain matters
    Educators from Around the World Discuss How to Make Everyone a Genius at Brain Matters 2015: Bring Out Your Inner Genius Online conference is expected to draw a diverse group of learning experts Tuesday, November 10 at 9:00 AM EST and Wednesday, Nove…
    - 4 Nov 15, 8:35pm -
  • Real Learning: Micro and Macro
    Setting goals, reflecting daily, taking risks, and doing experiments prime the brain for spotting opportunities and working smarter.  
    - 4 Nov 15, 5:23am -
  • Leave Learning to Employees, sort of
    Nurture the learning ecosystem. Give it more than lip service.
    - 28 Oct 15, 2:07am -
  • What is Real Learning?
    video explanation of Real Learning.
    - 25 Oct 15, 2:04am -
  • Why Organizations Don’t Learn
    Where organic, bottom-up meets corporate top-down.An article entitled Why Organizations Don’t Learn by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats in the November 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review caught my eye. The resemblance of their suggestions and t…
    - 21 Oct 15, 2:34pm -


  • Learning as Artifact Creation
    Digitization is deceptive in that the deep impact isn’t readily observable. Remember when MOOCs were going to transform higher education? Or when personalized learning was going to do away with instructors? Going back about a century ago, audio, th…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 4:04pm -
  • Learning Analytics Courses
    After about a year of planning, we can finally announce the following courses on edX focusing on learning analytics. The intent of these courses is to eventually lead into a MicroMasters and then advance placement in an in-development Masters of Scie…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 2:48pm -
  • Open Education: Please give
    In about a month, David Wiley and I are teaching this course on edX: Introduction to Open Education. As we are both firm adherents to social and participatory pedagogical models (i.e. we like it when others do our work), we need some help. Specifical…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 11:44am -
  • New Project: Digitizing Higher Education
    In fall, I’ll be running a course on edX with a few colleagues on Digitizing Higher Education. This course is part of a larger initiative that I’ll be rolling out later this month focused on helping universities transition into digital systems: U…
    - 8 Jun 17, 2:51pm -
  • Handbook of Learning Analytics (open)
    When we started the learning analytics conference in 2011, we aligned with ACM. We received a fair bit of criticism for not pursuing fully open proceedings. Some came from our sister organization, IEDMS, that has open proceedings. We made a difficult…
    - 7 Jun 17, 11:23am -

The Upside Learning Blog

  • Mobility and Organisational Culture and Environment
    Mobility is powered by technology. While technology keeps changing, people don’t – or at least, not at the same pace. There are going to be very rare times that technology and people move neck and neck, in sync. (If you get that, end of post –…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:46am -
  • Advanced Mobility: Supporting Knowledge Sharing
    One of the world’s largest technology solutions providers (offering enterprise software and hardware solutions) had come to us with an interesting training requirement. The organisation wanted to leverage the expertise of its star performers. They…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 5:39am -
  • Safety Training – Virtual and Augmented Reality
    Safety is an increasingly important preoccupation for most industries. Whether in aviation, medicine or facilities management, the ability to respond to a threat appropriately and immediately is critical. Traditional eLearning certainly offers the th…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 5:28am -
  • Change Adoption Training and Mobility
    Any major organisational change, whether it is to product/ service offerings, customer experience, internal processes, corporate strategy or company structure, happens over a span of time with impact to several roles. And major change comes with its…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 5:43am -
  • Using Mobility for ‘Live’ Performance Support
    We came across an interesting cluster of tasks at the workplace. All the tasks in this cluster can benefit can from ‘live’ performance support. Let’s take a look at the task types first so you can see if your organisation can relate to such wor…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 5:30am -

Managing Elearning

  • Content Curation by the eLearning Guild
      David Kelly, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of the eLearning Guild will be speaking on September 26th as part of the Fall eLearning Thought Leaders Webinar Series. Jon Aleckson, CEO of Web Courseworks, interviewed David Kelly abou…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Data-Driven Instructional Design
    Data, once a word reserved for researchers and computer scientists, has become a buzzword in the field of instructional design. Some instructional designers might have some vague notion that it’s important to collect learner data, but they might no…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
  • American Board of Medical Specialties Conference
    ABMS, a  prominent board of medical specialty boards, will hold its annual conference in Chicago, September 25-27.  Healthcare professionals attending will include medical educators interested in professional development of clinicians. Web Coursewo…
    - 22 days ago, 30 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • Content Curation & Association Education Strategy
    Content Curation in 2017 National associations or “communities of practice” have been in the business of content curation for many years: publishing journals, books containing the community’s body of knowledge, and face to face educational sess…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • eLearning in the Age of Automation
    In 2011, I took a human-computer interaction course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One day, the class collectively decided to discuss automatizing the workforce. I greatly enjoyed musing over the restructuring of society and what it means to…
    - 35 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 11:57am -

Career with Online Degrees

  • How to Become a Healthcare Manager- 4 Easy Steps Guide
    Inspired enough to become healthcare manager? Let’s say you have all the right ingredients to cook up the plan and make an entry in this profession but we still suggest you read up more to find important information that might have not been include…
    - 13 Dec 13, 6:37am -
  • Are You Considering a Career in Health Sciences
    Are you the sort who waits on the world to change or perhaps one of those who feel that bringing about a change, through your actions and efforts is your responsibility? Many of us who fall in the latter category, want to take up professions that all…
    - 6 Dec 13, 7:13am -
  • 5 Perfect Careers for Finance Majors With Available Jobs Now!
    Being in the finance industry doesn’t only mean that you’ll be working with money, it also often means that you’ll be making quite a few grands. Probably that’s why so many young and not-so-young people are opting for a degree in finance with…
    - 21 Nov 13, 2:53am -
  • A Step-by-Step Networking Guide for New Graduates
    If you are a new college grad, you employability prospects are much better than older workers in these challenging economic times. It could be because you are perceived as being ‘current’ in your knowledge, you are believed to be more enthusiasti…
    - 18 Nov 13, 12:27am -
  • How to Become Dentist in California? The Do’s of Getting into the Profession
    A curve that can set a lot of things straight is your smile. To get that sparkling smile, your dentist must be professionally competent and compassionate to compel you to see him every month. The entry in this profession is not complicated, yet it is…
    - 13 Nov 13, 1:34am -


Education Insights

  • $5,920 Federal Pell Grant Can Make Your Degree a Reality
    It’s no secret that a college education in America is now more expensive than ever. With tuition and housing costs at some universities now reaching $70,000 or more, having to pay for all college expenses on your own is a challenging task, and for…
    - 45 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 12:23pm -
  • Unsubscribe From Push Notifications
    How to Stop Push Notifications in Google and Firefox BrowsersIf you have signed up to receive web browser push notifications from our website, we hope you have found them to be helpful in keeping you in the loop with the latest and most relevant educ…
    - 25 Jan 17, 3:45pm -
  • Why You Should Pursue a Bachelor's Degree
    Why Should You Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree?The answer to this question will depend upon your current age and goals. If you are currently in high school, you may see no real value in getting a degree beyond your high school diploma. After all, many…
    - 2 Sep 15, 9:59am -
  • Forensics
    What is Forensics?According to Wikipedia, Forensics refers to “the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system. This may be in relation to a crime or to a civil action.” Forensic specialists sp…
    - 2 Sep 15, 9:59am -
  • Why You Should Pursue a Master's Degree
    After four years of relentless term papers and final exams you have finally received your bachelor’s degree. If you haven’t yet looked through the classifieds or attended your college’s career center it’s easy to say that you’ve found out t…
    - 2 Sep 15, 9:59am -

E-Learning Examples

  • Utah’s Best & Brightest
    Utah’s Best & Brightest represents some of the most innovative and fastest growing companies along the Wasatch Front. View the interactive graphicThe post Utah’s Best & Brightest appeared first on Elearning Examples.
    - 26 Apr 17, 5:46am -
  • Faces of Power: Timeline of American Presidents
    Animated timeline about the 45 American Presidents View the interactive timelineThe post Faces of Power: Timeline of American Presidents appeared first on Elearning Examples.
    - 21 Jan 17, 6:09pm -
  • Tell Me Your Secrets – An interactive graphic novel
    This interactive graphic novel is based on true-events from World War Two. View the graphic novelThe post Tell Me Your Secrets – An interactive graphic novel appeared first on Elearning Examples.
    - 21 Dec 16, 9:21am -
  • Should you have private health insurance? Interactive Calculator
    This calculator will show you if you should get private health insurance for tax reasons, and the total it would cost you over your lifetime. People also get insurance for non-financial reasons and this calculator does not take into account factors s…
    - 16 Nov 16, 6:26pm -
  • Senate calculator: can you get legislation passed after the Australian election?
    Following the Australian election, this is the makeup of the new Senate. This voting calculator allows you to test and share different voting combinations to see how and if a bill could be passed. View the senate calculatorThe post Senate calculator…
    - 4 Aug 16, 7:45pm -


  • Kindles or Textbooks? How Digital Publishing Is Impacting Education
    I remember how excited I was at the start of every semester in school, and later in college, flicking through the glossy pages of my brand new textbooks and inhaling the smell of fresh print. That excitement usually faded after a few days of lugging…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 4:46am -
  • 25 Apps For Professional Development
    In today’s fast-paced, tech-driven workplaces, professional development is no longer optional, and research shows that lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative. For one thing, we’re living longer and working longer as a result. Accord…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 4:10am -
  • Why Educators Trained in Neuroscience Continue to Believe in Neuromyths
    “If educators were to take a class in neuroscience that did not specifically address neuromyths, it would be unlikely to help with dispelling the misconceptions that are most closely related to learning and education.” The battle against neuromyt…
    - 27 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 9:03am -
  • Want Students to Be More Creative? Give Them More Downtime
    Creativity in schools is a hot topic all over the world. With the job landscape constantly evolving, our children need to be prepared for a future that we simply can’t predict. Therefore, creative problem solving is possibly the most important skil…
    - 36 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 8:49am -
  • Why Every Great Leader Needs a Love of Learning
    In the fast-paced environment in which organisations now function, if they are unable to learn, they are left behind,” says Nancy Dixon of the Department of Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre in Hong Kong. Truly great leaders, lead…
    - 40 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 1:08pm -

Online Learning Update

  • newStandard Operating Procedure?
    By Mark Lieberman, Inside Higher Ed A regional accreditor recently denied an Arizona community college’s bid to increase its online degree offerings.  In particular, the reviewers found a lack of required training for online instruction and a gene…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:10pm -
  • newStudents have new ways of measuring degrees of success
    By Jeffrey J. Selingo, Washington Post Fewer students are going to college this fall, as enrollment in higher education has fallen for five straight years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse, which tracks enrollment. Some 2.4 million few…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:06pm -
  • newA New Way to Learn Economics
    By John Cassidy, the New Yorker With the new school year starting, there is good news for incoming students of economics—and anybody else who wants to learn about issues like inequality, globalization, and the most efficient ways to tackle climate…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:03pm -
  • Digital English Market in China Surges to $1.4 Billion by 2022
    by Markets Insider The growth rate for Digital English Language Learning in China is a healthy 8.5% and revenues will spike to $1.4 billion by 2022, according to the new report by Metaari called “The 2017-2022 China Digital English Language Learnin…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 8:07pm -
  • New study points to benefits of personalized learning
    by Linda Jacobson, Education Dive A new study from Education Elements finds that personalized learning programs, in which students typically work at their own pace on laptops or tablets, are leading to growth in math and reading skills, according to…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 8:05pm - Distance Learning

  • 6 Unusual Online Certificates for Hipsters, Thinkers, and Do-ers
    If you're someone that likes to think outside of the box and do thinks a little bit differently, you may find these 6 unique online certificate programs interesting. Forget about the MBA and take classes in craft brewing or community organizing.
    - 30 May 14, 11:33pm -
  • How to Get Started on Your Online College Degree
    If you're interested in earning an online degree, it can be a challenge figuring out where to start. Take a look at this useful guide to earning an online degree to find out how to choose a school, get financial aid, and become a successful student.
    - 30 May 14, 11:31pm -
  • Oops! 7 Common Mistakes Online Students Make
    Don't make the same mistakes of those that have gone before you. Find out what 7 common mistakes online learners often make and find out how to steer clear of the same bad decision making.
    - 30 May 14, 11:29pm -
  • Free Online Photography Courses
    Shutterbugs, unite! If you want to get better at taking photos, these free online classes can help. Whether you're an aspiring professional or just an Instagram fan, you'll find tips and strategies to improve your picture taking skills.
    - 30 May 14, 11:26pm -
  • Unique Ways to Celebrate Graduation
    Graduating from an online college can sometimes feel a bit anticlimactic. You've worked hard...but you may not get the chance to walk across a stage or throw your cap into the air. Don't let this special moment pass you by. Take a look at these unexp…
    - 18 May 14, 11:30pm -

Open Education Europa

  • OpenEducationEuropa – New Developments
    Summary:  OpenEducationEuropa is in the process of a major redesign. The website will remain available, but we will not be uploading new content or managing new registrations for the time being. The eLear…
    - 27 Nov 15, 6:07am -
  • HOME calls HEIs educators to participate in online survey
    Summary:  The EC-funded HOME project is inviting higher education institutions educators to complete the online survey 'Comparing institutional MOOC strategies 2015', created as a follow-up to another stu…
    - 28 Oct 15, 6:36am -
  • D4Learning 2015 - International Conference on Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusion (D4L)
    Area of interest:  Learning & Society Summary:  The 1st D4Learning International Conference: Innovations with Digital Learning for Inclusio…
    - 12 Sep 15, 12:35pm -
  • OER2016
    Area of interest:  Learning & Society Summary:  The 7th Open Educational Resources Conference, OER16: Open Culture, will be held on the 19th…
    - 17 Aug 15, 7:48am -
  • eMOOCs 2016 Call for Papers
    Summary:  eMOOCs 2016, the Fourth European MOOC Stakeholders Summit, has announced its Call for Papers. The submission deadline is 28 September, 2015. Interest Area: …
    - 1 Jul 15, 11:30am -