E-Learning News

E-learning has opened up exciting opportunities for people all over the world, and that trend is predicted to continue. The Wiser daily e-learning news email will keep you informed of the latest trends in the industry, as well as information on the educational establishments, technologies and businesses that are involved. Since the early 2000s, e-learning has seen considerable growth. This applies across the sector from informal courses to recognized qualifications, paid and free. Many of the world's major universities have e-learning strategies, plus there are businesses and tech start-ups that offer services too. The term describes a form of distance education, or learning, that is delivered primarily through the internet. Faster internet connections and developments in cloud computing, video technology and communication have all made this possible. Plus it is an industry that is still developing. In the future mobile devices will become more important, as will solutions that involve augmented reality and gamification - the use of game-based learning rather than traditional methods. It is an interesting time for e-learning, so it is more important than ever to stay informed. The best way to do that is to sign up for the free e-learning news digest from Wiser.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Sunday, February 18, 2018
 
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Rise & Shine: Colorado lawmakers reject bill to train teachers in suicide prevention
ChalkBeat • Melanie Asmar
Syracuse Law Gains Approval for (Mostly) Online J.D.
Inside Higher Ed • Doug Lederman
EdTech and "The Innovation Illusion"
Inside Higher Ed • Joshua Kim
Zuckerberg Invests In On-Demand Education Site Varsity Tutors In $50 Million Fundraise
Forbes • Forbes Staff, Kathleen Chaykowski
Indiana lawmakers aren’t cracking down on virtual charter schools despite calls for change
ChalkBeat • Shaina Cavazos
Designing the Classroom of the Future: Technology as a Force Multiplier
Getting Smart • Caroline Vander Ark
K12 Inc. CEO Stuart Udell Resigns After Board Changes His Duties
Education Week • Sean Cavanagh
K12 CEO resigns after refusing to accept role changes at online-education company
MarketWatch • Owens
Inside The Virtual Schools Lobby: 'I Trust Parents'
NPR • Anya Kamenetz
Incorporating SAP Training Through eLearning
SAP Blogs • Chris Low
 
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Rise & Shine: Colorado lawmakers reject bill to train teachers in suicide prevention
ChalkBeatMelanie Asmar
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Colorado lawmakers advanced legislation that would create model anti-bullying policies, but rejected a separate bill that would have provided grants to help train teachers, students, and others in effective suicide prevention. Chalkbeat CHARTER GROWTH Five groups have signaled their...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Syracuse Law Gains Approval for (Mostly) Online J.D.
Inside Higher EdDoug Lederman
Syracuse University College of Law has won approval from the American Bar Association's accreditation division to offer a J.D. program in which roughly two-thirds of the course work will be completed online -- although about half of the credits completed at a...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
EdTech and "The Innovation Illusion"
Inside Higher EdJoshua Kim
Blog: Technology and LearningThe Innovation Illusion: How So Little Is Created by So Many Working So Hard by Fredrik Erixon and Björn Weigel Published in November of 2017. The thesis of Erixon and Weigel’s (Swedish academics and entrepreneurs) excellent The Innovation Illusion...
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Education, E-Learning
Zuckerberg Invests In On-Demand Education Site Varsity Tutors In $50 Million Fundraise
ForbesForbes Staff, Kathleen Chaykowski
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the charitable foundation formed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan, has made a new investment as part of its push to promote personalized learning globally. On-demand tutoring site Varsity Tutors has raised a...
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Charter Schools, Education
Indiana lawmakers aren’t cracking down on virtual charter schools despite calls for change
ChalkBeatShaina Cavazos
Indiana lawmakers have killed three attempts to tighten the state’s charter school authorizing laws, even after Gov. Eric Holcomb called for improved accountability of troubled online charter schools. A Chalkbeat investigation of Indiana Virtual School last year revealed how state law doesn’t...
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EdTech, Education
Designing the Classroom of the Future: Technology as a Force Multiplier
Getting SmartCaroline Vander Ark
It’s my mission to ensure that all students have access to high quality personalized learning options. Technology can help us get there faster and bridge the divide that too many students still face. The innovative use of technology allows educators to reconfigure...
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Corporate Governance, Education
K12 Inc. CEO Stuart Udell Resigns After Board Changes His Duties
Education WeekSean Cavanagh
The CEO of the major for-profit online education provider K12 Inc., Stuart J. Udell, has resigned his post after the company said that its board decided to “redefine his responsibilities.” The publicly traded Herndon, Va.-based company announced the shakeup Tuesday. It said...
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Charter Schools, Corporate Governance
K12 CEO resigns after refusing to accept role changes at online-education company
MarketWatchOwens
K12 Inc. announced Tuesday that Nate Davis will be chief executive again, replacing Stuart Udell, who resigned after apparently refusing to accept new responsibilities. Davis was previously CEO of K12 from 2014 to 2016, when Udell was selected to replace him in...
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Charter Schools, Education
Inside The Virtual Schools Lobby: 'I Trust Parents'
NPRAnya Kamenetz
A free day at the aquarium! For Marcey Morse, a mother of two, it sounded pretty good. It was the fall of 2016, and Morse had received an email offering tickets, along with a warning about her children's education. At that time,...
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Education, Education Software & Services
Incorporating SAP Training Through eLearning
SAP BlogsChris Low
When it comes to SAP training, a lot of learners still prefer classroom training over alternate platforms like eLearning. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, getting proficient in SAP requires a lot of practice – a theoretical course cannot do...
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