With any medium, higher education will anxiously look at this new space and ask, should we have a podcast? Read more.
Slack functions like Twitter, using @mentions and #hashtags to organize conversations around themes, which take place in specific channels — either public or private. These dedicated channels allow conversations to occur without the noise of a Twitter feed.
Slack may at first seem an unlikely educator tool.
Employees are pretty overwhelmed at work, and typically only have 20 minutes a week to set aside for learning. This calls for flexible and efficient learning platforms, instead of two-hour courses with slow-paced videos. Read more.
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The traditional higher education model has remained more or less static for more than a century. Yet our institutions often remain “provider focused” rather than “user focused,” even as they struggle to evolve.
Typography can silently influence: It can signify great ideas, normalise dictatorships, and sever broken nations — and it can do this as powerfully as the words it depicts.
At the moment, they seem to be filling in cracks that more formal credentials don’t cover. While there are some efforts to convert formal certificates and (more rarely) degree programs into stackable micro-credentials, those activities are mostly happening around the edges at the moment
Eight seconds: That’s the time you have to grab someones attention.
Five minutes: That’s how long you can hold it.
Both are down by 50 percent in 10 years.
Twenty-one: That’s the number of times per hour people shift attention between smartphone, tablet, and laptop.
Only 10% of your blended learning program should focus on creating formal training. Whether you develop ILT, WBT, or mLearning, the goal of this training is to build a foundation of knowledge and to structure learning in a fail-safe environment.
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Recent research has suggested that 50% of UK workers feel underqualified in the digital world, and would like their employer to invest in further training.
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