Welcome to the No. 109 Issue of Momenta Learning News on Elearning and Online Learning

A Recap of the Higher Ed Projects, Presentations at National Maker Faire

Tinkerers, makers and inventors from across the country descended on Washington, D.C., for the second annual National Maker Faire this weekend. The two-day event, held at the University of the District of Columbia, came as part of the White House’s National Week of Making celebration, which runs from June 17 to 23.

Technology Starts with Professional Development and Training

Calcasieu Parish Public Schools in Lake Charles, La., has been using technology in its classrooms for three decades. Two basic lessons have emerged from that long experience: support and training. “We always select technology that supports our learning goals rather than building curriculum around technology,” says CTO Sheryl Abshire, whose district serves 32,600 students with 2,600 teachers in 64 schools and alternative learning sites.

How Are Schools Measuring the ‘Success’ of Edtech Tools or Initiatives? (EdSurge News)

WHAT REALLY MATTERS? Buying an edtech tool is only the first step-then, you have to decide how to measure its success. On June 20, Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) released Measuresthatmattermost.org, a website chronicling the efforts of at least eight NGLC grantee schools in how they m

Learning to Code: New Possibilities Through Collaboration at School (EdSurge News)

It’s shaping up to be the year of coding! Code, the language of our digital world, is used to build all the websites, computer software, and smartphone apps that benefit practically every industry and occupation. Earlier this year, the White House unveiled the “CS for All” initiative, which provide

Why You’re Not Too Busy to Get Your CMP

The process of qualifying for, applying for, and earning the Certified Meeting Professional designation has become more streamlined, and the Convention Industry Council, which administers the CMP, has just released a video to get the word out. Most meeting professionals are so busy today it’s hard for them to think of adding a discretionary project to their plates.

Seven Free Online Resources for Latino Self-Starters

While a business degree might make the process of creating a startup easier, you can learn so much of what you need to know online – for free. You may not realize that the basic resources you need are readily available at your fingertips. There are so many free videos, webinars […]

Study finds inconclusive results about efficacy of adaptive learning

Experiments with adaptive learning at 14 colleges and universities have found the software has no significant average effect on course completion rates, has a slight positive effect on student grades and does not immediately lead to lower costs. And after using the software for three academic terms, less than half of the instructors involved say they will continue to use adaptive courseware.

Online Learning is more feasible in today’s recession Archives – Best Of Universities

Online Learning is more feasible in today’s recession Teaching online is becoming more and more common. There are many benefits to learning online. However, it requires to be remembered that online education is not a ‘silver bullet’ or panacea. It is as easy to develop inflexible and inappropriate instruction online because it is with methods.

Global Education + Educational Technology = Connected Teaching and Learning – Press Release Rocket

Globally minded educators, organizations and companies will share innovative ideas and best practices during the Global Education Day meet up at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. Northbrook, Illinois (PRWEB) June 22, 2016 The Global Education Conference Network, along with its leadership team and supporters, believes in the power of globally connected …

Science Education, Millennial Workers, and the Mad Skillz Gap | NCSE

According to a recent survey by PayScale, there is a giant gap between how millennials view themselves in the workplace and how they are viewed by their managers. Media fretting about how this alleged “slacker generation” is faring in adulthood often manifests in articles decrying the number of millennials who still live with their parents.