Fun Learning With Futurelearn

Fun Learning With Futurelearn

“Going into an online environment to learn is fun, social, an alternative to television and some of the other things you do for entertainment at night”, Simon Nelson, CEO of Futurelearn  says. The role that entertainment plays in learning is often overlooked. Take a glance at massive open online courses (MOOCs). They’re often very conventional, [...]

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The History Of eLearning Infographic 2012

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  AIn 1924, Ohio State University professor Sidney Pressey invented the “Automatic Teacher”, the first device in electronic learning. The “Automatic Teacher” was designed to let students drill and test themselves. However, this first try wasn’t successful. In 1954, Harvard professor BF Skinner created the “Teaching Machine” for use in schools. The teaching machine was [...]

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Five Big Trends To Define Higher Education In 2013

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Introduction of MOOC (massive Open Online Course), explosive growth in online courses, increase in enrollment in online courses, these are some of the big trends that have transformed higher education in 2012. In 2012, new high growth players entered the online education sector. Universities aligned around interactive platforms. All these activities have helped popularize online [...]

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Online Education Heading For Infotainment

As more and more universities and colleges are moving into the crowded and distractible world of the Web and offering online courses, they realize the importance of appearance. They are vying for students’ attention, which is under assault from all sort of entertainment. That’s why they are turning education into infotainment.

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