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Online Learning 3.0
The message from Dr. Moore, Extension Engine:
We like to think of it this way. The early LMS that hosted downloadable articles, supplements and syllabi could be considered online learning 1.0. When it became possible to integrate video presentations and automatically-graded multiple-choice assessments, that was 2.0 — which is where many online learning programs are stuck.
Online learning 3.0 is an evolution to a student-centered world. It’s the end of systems where course production considerations trump learner experience. It leverages advances in learning science and tools to make learning faster, more effective, more enjoyable, and applicable to a larger set of learning areas. More >>
Pedagogy is Becoming an Online King
It is hoped that a college has a clear vision of each of the following:
How its pedagogy or teaching methods differ from competitors;
How it envisions social interactions among its own faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community; and
How services to students are provided both within the curriculum and in extra-curricular activities. More >>
Multiple Benefits Will Come With The Implementation of Artificial Intelligence in LMS
In 2020 and beyond, leaving development in artificial intelligence up to the competition means giving up market share, efficiency and profitability advantages. An artificial intelligence algorithm in LMS is used to group students/users according to their abilities and shortcomings, by means of periodic and gradual evaluations of their performance, which will result in a highly personalized training process that identifies cognitive, emotional, social, behavioral or personality aspects of the learners to motivate them to learn through a strategy that appeals to those personality traits that are directly related to acquiring new skills, like competitiveness, for example. More >>
the National Standards for Quality (NSQ) project
- Download a PDF of the National Standards for Quality Online
- Download a PDF of the National Standards for Quality Online Programs
- Download a PDF of the
National Standards for Quality Online Courses