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 Monday, May 29, 2017
 
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Morning Report: Teachers, Students Open Up About Widespread Online Cheating
Voice of San Diego • Andrew Keatts
‘It’s Worse Than You Think': Teachers, Students Say Online Cheating Is Pervasive
Voice of San Diego • Mario Koran
Just Take It Again
Slate • Stephen Smiley
Why Bad Online Courses Are Still Taught in Schools
Slate • Zoë Kirsch
Micro-Credentials and College Admissions: Enhancing Access and Supporting Learning
Inside Higher Ed • James Devaney
Online Education Doesn’t Have to Be Isolating
Slate • Sarah Carr
Open Thread Wednesday: Online Class and Virtual Attendance Challenges
Chronicle of Higher Education • Anastasia Salter
Take These Students, Please
Slate • Francesca Berardi
OER, Vertical and Horizontal
Inside Higher Ed • Matt Reed
I Am an Online Credit Recovery Dropout
Slate • Stephen Smiley
 
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Morning Report: Teachers, Students Open Up About Widespread Online Cheating
Voice of San DiegoAndrew Keatts
Last week, Mario Koran sat in on the sort of online class that San Diego Unified increasingly relies on to boost its graduation rate. He watched as students brazenly cheated – taking answers from websites where other students had already uploaded tests...
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E-Learning
‘It’s Worse Than You Think': Teachers, Students Say Online Cheating Is Pervasive
Voice of San DiegoMario Koran
Since then, more teachers and students have come forward to share their experiences with cheating and online courses. Elizabeth Ahlgren worked at Morse High before she recently retired. “I retired after teaching for 39 years. I taught struggling math students during the...
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E-Learning
Just Take It Again
SlateStephen Smiley
Kellan Jett This article is part of the Big Shortcut, an eight-part series exploring the exponential rise in online learning for high school students who have failed traditional classes. When Jeremy Noonan thinks of what was wrong with online education at the...
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E-Learning, Education
Why Bad Online Courses Are Still Taught in Schools
SlateZoë Kirsch
This article is part of the Big Shortcut, an eight-part series exploring the exponential rise in online learning for high school students who have failed traditional classes. An increasing number of states are getting serious about vetting the online education companies that...
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Colleges & Universities, E-Learning
Micro-Credentials and College Admissions: Enhancing Access and Supporting Learning
Inside Higher EdJames Devaney
Given the frequency with which I am asked about the summertime pace on university campuses, I suspect there are many who imagine the gears of innovation grinding to a halt. Sorry to disappoint. There is just a bit of a break from...
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E-Learning, Education
Online Education Doesn’t Have to Be Isolating
SlateSarah Carr
Kellan Jett This article is part of the Big Shortcut, an eight-part series exploring the exponential rise in online learning for high school students who have failed traditional classes. NEW YORK—Bronx Arena is a “last chance” high school—one of a rapidly growing...
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Colleges & Universities, E-Learning
Open Thread Wednesday: Online Class and Virtual Attendance Challenges
Chronicle of Higher EducationAnastasia Salter
Like many of you, I’m in a moment of rapid transition, with spring semester grades barely posted and summer classes already underway. For students who are motivated by their graduation pace, funding, or other needs, summer classes are a great way to...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Take These Students, Please
SlateFrancesca Berardi
Kellan Jett This article is part of the Big Shortcut, an eight-part series exploring the exponential rise in online learning for high school students who have failed traditional classes. CHICAGO—On a Tuesday afternoon in mid-November, Keith Daniel sat in the main office...
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Colleges & Universities, E-Learning
OER, Vertical and Horizontal
Inside Higher EdMatt Reed
Why is there funding for the vertical development of OER, but not for horizontal? OER refers to Open Educational Resources, which are free alternatives to commercial instructional materials (such as textbooks). They’re usually electronic, though it’s commonplace to have printed copies available...
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E-Learning, Education
I Am an Online Credit Recovery Dropout
SlateStephen Smiley
Kellan Jett This article is part of the Big Shortcut, a series exploring the exponential rise in online learning for high school students who have failed traditional classes. Few of us would argue that hours and hours of consecutive screen time is...
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