WE ARE ALWAYS looking for the latest noteworthy E-Learning news and commentary. We have aggregated pertinent insights below for your consideration to keep you up-to-date with the world of E-Learning.

Here are recent links of interest:

“Five Project Management Tips for Online CoursesJames Altucher: College is a waste of time and money” – Business Insider
“The Power of No” author and podcaster James Altucher explains why college is no longer a good decision… Continue Reading

“Amazon eyes up education, plans a free platform for learning materials” – TechCrunch
Back in 2013, Amazon acquired (and continued to operate) online math instruction company TenMarks to gain a foothold in the online education space. Now it looks like Amazon is taking those learnings to the next level. The e-commerce giant plans to launch a free platform for schools and other educators to upload, manage and share educational materials… Continue Reading

“LinkedIn teams up with Virgin America to stream online courses on flights” – WSJ
Travelers dashing from one destination to the next for work or vacation will be able to brush up on business skills by watching Lynda.com courses in an unlikely place: aboard a Virgin America flight. LinkedIn said Tuesday it teamed up with the airline to stream video tutorials from Lynda… Continue Reading

“The Americans who’d benefit the most from online education have no idea it exists” – Quartz
Here’s a catch-22. Americans are obsessed with lifelong learning and self-improvement, and online education makes it cheap and easy. Yet the people most familiar with digital learning are those who need it the least. So says a new Pew Research Center report today (March 22) on personal education and technology. Surveying nearly 3,000 US adults… Continue Reading

“8 Critical Skills For A Modern Education” – TeachThought
Pearson sent us this report recently–Exploring the Learning Curve. The big idea here is the changing skill needs for students globally. It is based on this idea of an index–a Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Education Attainment. The report explains: “The Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment compares the performance of 39 countries and one region (Hong Kong) on two categories of education: Cognitive Skills and Educational… Continue Reading

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