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.

Recent E-Learning News Coverage
 
Your Weekly Recommendations Saturday, February 25, 2017
 
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Don’t be a dinosaur
BBC • Katie Hope
The LMS Market is Quickly Losing Ground
Chief Learning Officer Magazine • Carol Leaman
How to Become a Digital CLO
Chief Learning Officer Magazine • Sarah Fister Gale
DeVos praises virtual schools, but new research points to problems
Hechinger Report • Nichole Dobo
10 Platforms You Can Use To Host Your Online Courses
Forbes • Contributor, Tomas Laurinavicius
The Distance Learning Conspiracy
Inside Higher Ed • Joshua Kim
Cappuccino with extra Italian? Pop-up classes bring a buzz to adult learning
The Guardian • Laura Mcinerney
Study challenges cost and price myths of online education
Inside Higher Ed • Carl Straumsheim
Tarjama bridges language gap
Wamda
School is a Game: Can We Make It a Good Game?
Education Week • Justin Reich
 
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Don’t be a dinosaur
BBCKatie Hope
Ever feel technology is leaving you behind? The good news is that you're not alone - it's a problem for everyone. The bad news is the constant and rapid advances in technology mean that, rather than leaving education behind at 18 or...
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E-Learning, Education Software & Services
The LMS Market is Quickly Losing Ground
Chief Learning Officer MagazineCarol Leaman
Technological advancements have created a unique set of expectations for modern workers. And now, learning management systems, the undisputed Goliath of the corporate learning world, are having their lunch eaten by David. It goes without saying that the birth of the internet...
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Accenture, E-Learning
How to Become a Digital CLO
Chief Learning Officer MagazineSarah Fister Gale
Technology is great, and it’s necessary. But learning leaders have to maintain human engagement in a technology-driven world. In 1994, software company Asymetrix released ToolBook, a computer-based training authoring tool that made it possible for virtually anyone to create web-based training programs....
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Charter Schools, E-Learning
DeVos praises virtual schools, but new research points to problems
Hechinger ReportNichole Dobo
It was the best of times and the worst of times for virtual schools, which allow students to go to school without ever stepping into a school building. Online schools received yet another hearty endorsement last Friday from the new Secretary of...
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E-Learning, Technology Industry
10 Platforms You Can Use To Host Your Online Courses
ForbesContributor, Tomas Laurinavicius
E-learning market size was valued over USD 165 billion in 2015 and is likely to grow at over 5% from 2016 to 2023, exceeding USD 240 billion. If you are looking for a profitable side hustle, creating and self-publishing courses might be...
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Brand Management, Colleges & Universities
The Distance Learning Conspiracy
Inside Higher EdJoshua Kim
The truth is finally out. Distance learning is a plot. Don’t believe it. Read the excellent WCET Distance Education Price and Cost Report. The key in decoding the meaning of this report is to think about the meaning of its findings beyond...
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Colleges & Universities, Community Colleges
Cappuccino with extra Italian? Pop-up classes bring a buzz to adult learning
The GuardianLaura Mcinerney
It’s a rainy February evening in a Costa coffee shop in East Putney, south-west London. The shop is closed to the public but a group of men and women are gathered there, drinking coffee and practising Italian phrases with teacher Alessandro Fantauzzo....
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Colleges & Universities, E-Learning
Study challenges cost and price myths of online education
Inside Higher EdCarl Straumsheim
The myth that online education courses cost less to produce and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of distance education providers found. The survey, conducted by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), found that...
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E-Learning
Tarjama bridges language gap
Wamda
Medieval Arabic translations preserved the cultural heritage of ancient Greece and Rome. Today the same knowledge transfer continues and this has led to a range of translation services trying to bridge the gap between Arabic and the world. UAE-based translation and linguistic...
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E-Learning, EdTech
School is a Game: Can We Make It a Good Game?
Education WeekJustin Reich
This guest post is from Prof.Barry Fishman, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Learning Technologies in the University of Michigan School of Information and School of Education, and Dr. Rachel Niemer, Director of the Gameful Learning Lab within the Office of Academic Innovation...
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