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 Wednesday, April 25, 2018
 
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Averting a strike, teachers reach tentative agreement on contract with California’s largest online charter school
EdSource • Louis Freedberg
The Teachers’ Movement Goes Virtual
The Atlantic • Rachel M. Cohen
What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?
Hechinger Report • Hechinger Report
OER and Obstacles to Adoption
Inside Higher Ed • Matt Reed
Udacity introduces real robots and virtual worlds to help students build skills
TechCrunch • Darrell Etherington
Google announces Africa Web and Android Scholarship program
Game Industry International
You can’t learn design online
The Next Web • Anthony Wood
U.S. IPO Weekly Recap: Dropbox Pops 36% In Decacorn's Big Debut
Seeking Alpha • Renaissance Capital Ipo Research
The racial implications of California's proposed online university (opinion)
Inside Higher Ed • Cameron Sublett, Christopher Newfield
An Elite Grad-School Degree Goes Online – by Joshua Goodman
Education Next • Joshua Goodman
 
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Colleges & Universities, Education
Averting a strike, teachers reach tentative agreement on contract with California’s largest online charter school
EdSourceLouis Freedberg
Screenshot from CAVA Website In a first for online charter schools, the union representing hundreds of teachers at California’s largest online charter, the California Virtual Academies, has reached a tentative agreement with school management on a range of issues, including wage increases...
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Charter Schools, Education
The Teachers’ Movement Goes Virtual
The AtlanticRachel M. Cohen
When West Virginia teachers initiated a nine-day labor strike this past winter, they secured national attention and a 5 percent pay raise. Oklahoma and Kentucky educators followed suit, with Arizona teachers threatening to do the same. Amid all this organizing was another...
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Blended Learning, EdTech
What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?
Hechinger ReportHechinger Report
The New York Times has a new education supplement, called Learning, and The Hechinger Report is collaborating with the Times to produce Bulletin Board, a collection of noteworthy ideas and trends in education that will appear on page 2 of the section,...
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Colleges & Universities, Community Colleges
OER and Obstacles to Adoption
Inside Higher EdMatt Reed
Blog: Confessions of a Community College DeanI’ve never heard a student or professor complain that a book didn’t cost enough. Complaints about textbook costs have been around at least since the 80’s, and probably before that I know because I remember making...
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Education Software & Services, E-Learning
Udacity introduces real robots and virtual worlds to help students build skills
TechCrunchDarrell Etherington
Udacity is hosting its annual Intersect conference this week, and the online learning platform is introducing some new programs and features for students at the event. Those include two new ways for students to practice and hone their practical skills – in...
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Android (operating system), E-Learning
Google announces Africa Web and Android Scholarship program
Game Industry International
Tech giant working with Udacity and Andela to provide funding for 15,000 web and Android scholarships in Africa This is a News In Brief article. Read more about this story by following the link below:
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Communication Design, E-Learning
You can’t learn design online
The Next WebAnthony Wood
Today, the number of online courses, online certificate, and degree programs, and the scores of eager students, has grown exponentially in all disciplines — design included. Suddenly, instead of moving to a costly design capital like New York or London, students can...
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E-Learning, Google Inc
U.S. IPO Weekly Recap: Dropbox Pops 36% In Decacorn's Big Debut
Seeking AlphaRenaissance Capital Ipo Research
The unicorn class just breathed a sigh of relief. Dropbox (Pending:DBX), once the poster child for excessive private valuations, priced above its range at $21 and then popped 36%. The most highly-valued tech IPO since Snap (NYSE:SNAP), Dropbox boasts over $1 billion...
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Colleges & Universities, Community Colleges
The racial implications of California's proposed online university (opinion)
Inside Higher EdCameron Sublett, Christopher Newfield
Ten years into the current round of austerity in public higher education, state funding levels remain 17 percent below their per-student levels of 25 years ago and 15 percent below their fiscal year 2008 level, adjusted for inflation. Public colleges and universities...
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College Admissions, Colleges & Universities
An Elite Grad-School Degree Goes Online – by Joshua Goodman
Education NextJoshua Goodman
Online coursework has been heralded as potentially transformative for higher education, including by lowering the cost of delivery and increasing access for disadvantaged students. Rather than physically attending a class with peers and an instructor at a set time and location, online...
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