The latest Big Thing in post 16 education has been the MOOC – Massive Open Online Courses. For cash-strapped institutions they've appeared to be the Holy Grail but research is starting to deflate this particular bubble. They lead to low completion rates, high dropout rates, and the general inability to make them a financially viable concept. Studies have also indicated that males, younger students, many ethnic communities struggle in this environment.
I’m often asked how, as someone with thirty-five years of teaching experience, I arrived at a point in my life where I am encouraging schools and colleges to buy e-authoring software. The reason lies in observing hundreds of lessons as a learner. It’s not an experience many teachers get so they don’t consider this perspective.
As FELTAG pointed out, many teachers are struggling to provide learning experiences for Generation Z. They are ‘digital natives’ whose lives have been dominated by the internet and digital technology, experiences which have rewired how they think.
Yet much of education hasn’t caught up with them. Their teachers steadfastly use PowerPoint and think the Cloud is what blocks the sun.
They may have a prehistoric dinosaur attraction, but when it comes to learning, West Midland Safari & Leisure Park (WMSLP) are keeping one foot firmly in the future. eLearning247 are delighted to welcome WMSLP to the nimble®Community.
eLearning247 have created three new additions to the ever-expanding 'Business Essentials' series of nimble®Courses. They are Fire Safety Essentials, Freedom of Information Essentials and Bribery Act 2010 Essentials.
The UK insurance industry is the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. It plays an essential part in the UK’s economic strength, managing investments of £1.8 trillion (equivalent to 25% of the UK’s total net worth) and employs around 315,000 individuals. As such, eLearning247 are delighted to welcome insurance heavy-weight Autonet as a new customer.
Following a successful launch of nimble® at the Learning Technologies show in January 2014, nimble® has again enjoyed a tremendous response at this year’s show at London Olympia.