Every year around this time, we discuss the eLearning trends for the year. THESE ARE THE ELEARNING TRENDS FOR 2018. One thing is certain, however, microlearning will be everywhere as one of the biggest eLearning trends for 2018. Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now.
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For a while there has been ‘chat’ about social learning as an approach to workplace L&D. There’s also a suspicion that woven into this catchphrase was some expectation around social platforms, social media and the like – and perhaps an unspoken assumption that it offers a cheap solution to the training challenge. MORE
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The evolving nature of technology may unsettle teachers, who may experience themselves as perpetual novices. Finding quality materials to support classroom objectives is often difficult. Random professional development days are inadequate.
Much effort has been put into the technical reuse of electronically based teaching materials and in particular creating or re-using learning objects. These are self-contained units that are properly tagged with keywords, or other metadata, and often stored in an XML file format. Creating a course requires putting together a sequence of learning objects. There are both proprietary and open, non-commercial and commercial, peer-reviewed repositories of learning objects such as the Merlot repository. Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications that applies to certain web-based e-learning. Other specifications such as Schools Framework allow for the transporting of learning objects, or for categorizing metadata (LOM).
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Each of these numerous terms has had its advocates, who point up potential distinctive features. However, many terms and concepts in educational technology have been defined nebulously; for example, Fiedler’s review of the literature found a complete lack agreement of the components of a personal learning environment. Moreover, Moore saw these terminologies as emphasizing particular features such as digitization approaches, components or delivery methods rather than being fundamentally dissimilar in concept or principle. For example, m-learning emphasizes mobility, which allows for altered timing, location, accessibility and context of learning; nevertheless, its purpose and conceptual principles are those of educational technology.
Adaptive instructional materials tailor questions to each student’s ability and calculate their scores, but this encourages students to work individually rather than socially or collaboratively (Kruse, 2013). Social relationships are important but high-tech environments may compromise the balance of trust, care and respect between teacher and student.
Internet-based learning management systems include Canvas, Blackboard Inc. and Moodle. These types of LMS allow educators to run a learning system partially or fully online, asynchronously or synchronously. Blackboard can be used for K-12 education, Higher Education, Business, and Government collaboration. Moodle is a free-to-download Open Source Course Management System that provides blended learning opportunities as well as platforms for distance learning courses. Eliademy is a free cloud-based Course Management System that provides blended learning opportunities as well as platforms for distance learning courses.
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eLearning started out small in the 1970s, as a tool for medical training. Now eLearning is used across a variety of professions. Let’s take a look at some suggestions for innovative new ways to integrate eLearning into our lives. MORE
Are you a self-directed learner who likes to work at your own pace? Do you need to break up your training experience in more than one sitting? Would you rather pursue professional development from the comfort of your desk?
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Modern educational technology can improve access to education, including full degree programs. It enables better integration for non-full-time students, particularly in continuing education, and improved interactions between students and instructors. Learning material can be used for long distance learning and are accessible to a wider audience. Course materials are easy to access. In 2010, 70.3% of American family households had access to the internet. In 2013, according to Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission Canada, 79% of homes have access to the internet. Students can access and engage with numerous online resources at home. Using online resources such as Khan Academy or TED Talks can help students spend more time on specific aspects of what they may be learning in school, but at home. Schools like MIT have made certain course materials free online. Although some aspects of a classroom setting are missed by using these resources, they are helpful tools to add additional support to the educational system. The necessity to pay for transport to the educational facility is removed.
What is a Proctored Exam?A proctored exam is one that is overseen by an impartial individual (called a proctor) who monitors or supervises a student while heor she is taking an exam. The proctor ensures the security and integrity of the exam process.How do I know if I need a proctored exam?Check your course syllabus as soon as you can access your online course. The need to take proctored exams and your exam datesshould be contained there. If the instructor requires no exams, that should be clearly stated. If you cannot make a determination fromthe syllabus, contact your instructor immediately for an answer.Proctored Exam Options:At UWF you have four choices for completing proctored exams: 1)Come to campus;2)Utilize the UWF Testing Center;3)UseProctorU online;4)Find an approved proctor.Come to campus:1) Your instructor may establish a specific campus classroom, date and time for you to come to UWF and complete your exam withyour instructor. This information should be conveyed to you clearly and well before the exam date.2) Additionally, your instructor may approve the use of the UWF Testing Center. Their hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. All exams must be finished by 4:30 p.m. They may beable to accommodate outside of these times and days if, due to volume, we are unable to accommodate you during normal hours. TheUWF Testing Center charges $25 per proctored exam. Contact them to schedule an appointmentUniversity of West Florida, Testing Center:Bldg 21, Room 12011000 University Pkwy. Pensacola, FL 32514Proctor: Cecilia Vance or Greg DziadonPhone(850) 473-7340 Fax(850) 473-7341Email: [email protected]ProctorU:3) ProctorU is a service that UWF faculty may utilize for proctoring online exams. ProctorU allows students to conveniently andsecurely complete assigned exams using almost any web cam. With a computer and approved web cam, students can take onlineexams at home, at work, or almost anywhere they have Internet access. ProctorU connects students directly to their proctor via webcam so they can both see and talk to one another. ProctorU can also monitor the student’s computer while they complete the exam.