Andragogical Considerations: How eLearning Helps

Andragogical Considerations The way kids learn differs significantly from the way adults learn. Likewise, there are two fields of study about how humans learn: pedagogy and andragogy. Pedagogy deals with children and their learning process while andragogy deals with adults and how they learn. Thus, to design effective learning material for adults, we need to … Read more

Accessibility Considerations In Online Training: Why Organizations Should Create All-Inclusive Experiences

Why Does Accessibility Matter In The Context Of Adult Learning? When one thinks about accessible online training and learning, what comes to mind? For many instructional designers and trainers, “accessible” is synonymous with legal protocols such as Section 508 or WCAG 2.1. But true accessibility as it relates to learning involves far more than compliance … Read more

A New Online Tutoring Market Has Emerged — In Construction. It Requires a Surprising Number of Books.

There’s a high-stakes exam that’s created an entire industry selling test-preparation products and services to people willing to shell out big bucks for help honing their skills and strategies. It’s not the SAT, or the MCAT. In fact, it’s not related to academic admissions at all. Yet it has generated lots of online guides and … Read more

2U, Guild Education Partner to Expand Online Education for Adult Workers

Employee training programs are usually among the first on the chopping block as companies tighten their belts during a typical economic downturn. But the current crisis is anything but, and an increasingly remote workforce will only accelerate the need for new skills and habits to keep companies running. That’s the consensus among the leading consultant … Read more

How Mark Twain and Shakespeare Can Inspire Innovation in Online Education

The University of Maryland Global Campus has a decades-long history of educating working adults and members of the military, first by sending instructors to teach soldiers overseas and now through online programs and open educational resources. The public institution recently welcomed a new president, Gregory Fowler, who brings to the role experience as a scholar … Read more

How This Company Is Helping to Solve Some of Higher Ed’s Thorniest Challenges

“We think college should be affordable and low risk. Everybody should get to go. That’s the DNA of StraighterLine,” says Chief Learning Officer Dr. Amy Smith. We think college should be affordable and low risk. Everybody should get to go. – Dr. Amy Smith, Chief Learning Officer, StraighterLine There are 36 million Americans who have … Read more

Predictions for 2021: An Acceleration of 2020?

Lest 2020 be forgot and never brought to mind—a hope more than a few of us hold—existing trends that accelerated during the pandemic will continue in 2021. That’s what lies ahead, at least in the realms of education and employment, according to three college presidents and executives at large companies. Their predictions revolve around the … Read more