Online Training for TeleGreening Your Workplace

Tech Soup Blog

Online classes are typically less expensive than conventional coursework and according to Kent State University research (PDF) there is no significant difference in terms of learning effectiveness between in-person training and online or virtual classes. The options for online training range from simple how-to courses to learn, say, the quick basics on creating a Flash video to a class in multi-variable calculus from MIT Open Courseware.

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

Four or five years to adoption: 3D Printing (K-12/Higher Ed), Remote/Virtual Labs (K-12), Wearable Technology (Higher Ed). As a practitioner, what interests me most using the data to gain insights about student interaction with material and courseware and tracking results of training. Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Open Content, Online Privacy, and Virtual Worlds Where Most Needed points out that few US Universities jump on MIT's Free Courseware Bandwagon. Lucy Bernholz summarizes what NY Times Columnist, David Pogue has shared about his experience in Second Life and suggests his comments are revealing regarding the development of an independent sector in the virtual world. A Better World In Second Life Blog is tracking political activism taking place in virtual worlds.