The 37 best websites for learning a new skill

From Business Insider by Kristyna Zapletalova, Medium URL: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-37-best-websites-for-learning-a-new-skill-2015-8 Francisco Osorio/FlickrWhen you can learn a new skill at your own pace in the comfort of your own home, there’s no excuse not to. Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics.…

Top 5 Tips For Online Facilitators

From eLearning Industry by Richard Jones URL: http://elearningindustry.com/top-5-tips-online-facilitators One of the biggest mistakes that can be made is to think about online facilitation as an extension of face to face teaching. It isn’t. Here are 5 tips for online facilitators that may help you think a little more about how your course will run and where…

Exploring Students’ E-Textbook Practices in Higher Education

From Educause Review by Aimee deNoyelles, John Raible, and Ryan Seilhamer URL: http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/exploring-students-e-textbook-practices-higher-education Key Takeaways A two-year university-wide study of students’ e-textbook practices found that e-textbook use has increased and become broader demographically. Lower cost and convenience remain the top reasons students purchase an e-textbook, not the interactive features designed to enhance learning. The instructor’s role has…

5 Important Reasons To Use Free Plagiarism Checkers in eLearning

From eLearning Industry by Christopher Pappas URL: http://elearningindustry.com/5-important-reasons-to-use-free-plagiarism-checkers-in-elearning If you’re still undecided about whether or not plagiarism checkers are really necessary in eLearning, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I will explore some convincing arguments for the importance of using free plagiarism checkers in eLearning. I will also share with you some tips…

Three ways to help online students succeed

From eCampus New by Laura Devaney URL: http://www.ecampusnews.com/top-news/online-student-success-382/ New survey reveals what factors influence high- and low-performing online students [1]A recent survey of 28,000 students yielded three specific factors that could influence online academic performance, with many stakeholders saying online student success really depends on effective learning design. The survey by Eduventures, Inc., a research and advisory firm dealing…

5 eLearning Platforms From A Teacher’s Point Of View

From eLearnng Industry by Cristina-Maria Bălgărădean URL: http://elearningindustry.com/5-elearning-platforms-teachers-point-view? This article aims to give some information about 5 eLearning platforms and the top strengths of each through a “home-made” table of 19 possible questions. eLearning Platforms From A Teacher’s Viewpoint  We all know and face the fact that the digital environment is in continuous change anddevelopment. And, why not? The…

Engaging Your Staff With Interactive eLearning Courses

From eLearning Industry byHemina Shah URL: http://elearningindustry.com/engaging-staff-interactive-elearning-courses How can you engage your employees in taking interactive eLearning courses? In this article I will show you 3 ways to convince your staff that interactive eLearning courses will not only enhance their knowledge and skills, but also boost their work performance. 3 Ways To Engage Your Staff With Interactive…