How To Boost Motivation And Delight in Your Next Online Course Easily

Online courses are widespread worldwide and complement the educational landscape via increasingly multifaceted manifestations. Motivation and scarce social interaction are still problematic, due to the effects of isolation in a seemingly empty online environment. However, gamification has proven to encourage the development of motivation and engagement in online learning social contexts.

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AI in eLearning – Why Virtual Tutors with a Webcam Are the Better Coach

We are talking about a virtual assistant, a chatbot, who is your interface to artificial intelligence, has a live animated face and body when needed (in Skype or virtual worlds) and is the best coach, trainer or teacher you can wish for.

The Best Ways to Foster Motivation in Online Courses are More Fun than You Think

Was your last online course fun?  Today I participated in a research project by taking a short online course. The topic was social media safety for teens and it was quite boring. It used long texts, no visuals, no interaction, no fun (see example below). It turned out that this was actually an A/B test … The Best Ways to Foster Motivation in Online Courses are More Fun than You Think weiterlesen

Trends in der höheren Bildung: Blended Learning, OER, neue Lernumgebungen und eine neue Lernkultur

Online Learning Insights hat den aktuellen Horizon-Report des New Media Consortium 2015 zum Thema Higher Education unter die Lupe genommen.  Sechs Trends in der höheren Bildung wurden im aktuellen Horizon-Report identifiziert: Ansteigende Nutzung von Blended Learning Redesign von Lernumgebungen Wachsender Fokus auf Messverfahren Verbreitung von OER (Open Educational Resources) Change- und innovationsgetriebene Lernkulturen Steigende inter-institutionelle Zusammenarbeit … Trends in der höheren Bildung: Blended Learning, OER, neue Lernumgebungen und eine neue Lernkultur weiterlesen

BlackboardLearn bietet mit neuer Profilseite ein dynamisches ePortfolio für’s Leben

Mit dem neuen "Enhanced Cloud Profile" bietet die BlackboardLearn Umgebung sowie Coursesites.com dank der Integration von MyEdu in Kürze allen teilnehmenden Institutionen und Lernenden eine neue Profilseite in Form eines modularen ePortfolios zur Selbstpräsentation an. Kompetenzen, Zertifikate, Badges, Aktivitäten, Arbeitgeber, Abschlüsse und die Teilnahme an Kursen zeigen auf einen Blick Schwerpunkte und Interessen.  Das digitale … BlackboardLearn bietet mit neuer Profilseite ein dynamisches ePortfolio für’s Leben weiterlesen

Global Collaborative Online Learning: Nucleus for the Future of Higher Ed and Lifelong Learning

This is an essay I've posted as part of a discussion on "Spatial-organizational strategies for serving the world’s (urban) majority" in Globalizing Higher Education and Research for the ‘Knowledge Economy' I've included the replies as well. The Coursera course was a joint development of the University of Wisconsin Madison and the University of Bristol and … Global Collaborative Online Learning: Nucleus for the Future of Higher Ed and Lifelong Learning weiterlesen

MOOCs’ disruption is only beginning says Harvard prof in The Boston Globe

See on Scoop.it - eLearning News Gaby K. Slezák's insight: An informed and inside look on the ongoing disruption of higher education. Facts about much needed innovation and discussion about the future of higher ed, (un-) employability after college, the beginning pressure on overprized education in the US that's been generated through MOOCs, false basic … MOOCs’ disruption is only beginning says Harvard prof in The Boston Globe weiterlesen