Moodle

Quality Online Learning versus Remote Emergency Instruction

Perth (AU), April 2022 - During the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions worldwide were tasked with urgently transferring face-to-face learning delivery to emergency remote instruction. This required a herculean effort from many teachers, trainers, administrators, faculty, and managers, and it is important that this achievement is acknowledged and celebrated. 

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Learner Lifecycle

Anthology Analyzes 2021 Higher Education Online Giving Trends

Boca Raton, FL (USA), March 2022 - Following another unprecedented year in the higher education ecosystem, Anthology, a leading provider of education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, has announced the results of its annual online giving analysis and strategic considerations report. 

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Social Learning

Patients Share Their Experiences

Nikola Biller-Andorno, professor at the UZH Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of MedicineZurich (CH), February 2022 - What do people with multiple sclerosis, dementia, or chronic pain go through? What are their experiences of medical practices or hospitals like? What kind of support do they find helpful? The new dipex.ch platform launched by Zurich researchers makes patient experience reports publicly available so that they can be used for research and teaching, in order to improve healthcare provision or for self-help.

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COVID-19 Challenge

Hands-On Robotics Teaching also Works Online

Bremen (GER), December 2021 - COVID-19 has helped online teaching make a breakthrough at many universities. But how do teachers cope with the pandemic in practice-oriented courses such as robotics, where working in the lab has been considered essential and indispensable until now? This is what two scientists at Jacobs University Bremen have been investigating. The work of Andreas Birk, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and psychologist Dora Simunovic was recently published in the "IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine".

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Equality Training

Irish Universities Come Together to Talk about Racism

London (UK), November 2021 - A network of Irish universities has come together and signed on for a national version of Marshall E-Learning Consultancy’s course entitled "Lets Talk about Race" that has been tailored to the country’s cultural context.

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Learning Disruptions

One in Three Students Undertaking Additional Training

Berkshire (UK), August 2021 - New research from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) reveals one in seven (71%) Gen Zers (aged 16-24 year olds) believe they have missed out on development opportunities due to learning disruptions caused by the pandemic. Furthermore, over a third (36%) say they feel less confident in their ability since the pandemic, and 35% have undertaken additional training amid post pandemic job market concerns.

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IMS Global

100 EdTech Institutions Have Signed the Standards-First Pledge

Lake Mary, FL (USA), July 2021 - IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), a world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech and learning impact, has announced over 100 signatories of the recently published Standards First pledge to support collaboration and transparency that ensures standards-based interoperability is the first choice in edtech. Standards First ensures all stakeholders are investing together for better user experiences at lower integration costs.

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D2L Study

Students Prefer Hybrid Learning

Kitchener (CA), July 2021 - D2L, the developer of the cloud-based learning platform Brightspace, has released a report on the perspectives of students on remote learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The study provides insights on the challenges students face with remote learning, scope for improvement, and recommendations for blended learning in the future.

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Annual Awards Program

Recognized Innovation in the Global Remote Technology Industry

Okemos, MI (USA), July 2021 - TechSmith Corporation, a leading provider of screen capture and video  editing tools for creating better training, tutorials, lessons, and everyday communication, recently announced its screen recording and editing tool Camtasia has been selected as winner of the "Employee Training Solution of the Year" award in the 2021 RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by RemoteTech Breakthrough.

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Reimagining Education

Creating Connections in the Hybrid Classroom

Alexa Joyce, Director Education & Skills, EMEARedmond, WA (USA), May 2021 - (by Alexa Joyce, Director Education & Skills, EMEA) Education systems around the world have been going through an extended period of change for a few decades now, with technology playing a more important role with every passing year. Perhaps this has never been truer than this year, with educational institutions of all sizes and levels turning to technology and online tools to rapidly respond to the need to move to remote learning.

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Preparatory Assistance

Great Learning Launches CareerPlus for College Students

New Delhi (IN), May 2021 - Great Learning, one of India's leading edtech companies for professional and higher education, recently launched CareerPlus, a career support and jobs product that focuses on providing holistic career support to college students, freshers, and recent graduates through high-quality job preparatory programs, live sessions to strengthen key skills tested in job interviews, job-readiness assessments to assess their preparation, and  job postings from corporate hiring partners.

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Developing Higher Education

Transport and Traffic Science Expertise for Sustainable Mobility

Dresden (GER), April 2021 - The roads of Sri Lanka and high-quality university education of transport and traffic experts and geodesists in the Asian country are the focus of a current Erasmus+ project with the participation of TU Dresden (TUD) entitled "LBS2ITS - Location-based Services to Intelligent Transport Systems". The three-day online kick-off event took place recently, with around thirty participants. Prof. Regine Gerike and her team took part on behalf of the TUD. She is scientifically supervising the project through her Chair of Integrated Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering at the "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences.

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New Research

Business schools Are Looking to a New Era of Education Technology

London (UK), February 2021 - Business school leaders have shown that their institutions have been both pragmatic and agile in the face of 2020's disruption, according to The Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (AMBA & BGA) Education Technology Research, in association with Barco.

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LBX Immersive

To Make VR/AR/XR More Accessible to Education

San Francisco, CA (USA), February 2021 - LBX Immersive is a San Francisco based company that provides hardware, platform, content, and device management solutions. The mission is helping high schools, universities, and enterprise clients implement and scale virtual, augmented, and mixed reality by making hardware more accessible through affordable semester lease-and-purchase options for both faculty and students, as well as short-term leases for enterprise clients.

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Video

Lecturio Integrates Learning Objectives into Learning Flow

Leipzig (GER), January 2021 - Learning-science research says that students learn best when they know what they're about to watch in a video, and then afterward can quiz themselves on the content. Lecturio knows this, too, and therefore has made its learning objectives for each video visible within the video player interface. It's now easier for students to check their understanding of the content presented as they go.

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