IBEForuM hosts QATAR DIGITAL LEARNING SUMMIT to focus on the key challenges of Education Sector.

The COVID-19 pandemic has just accelerated the growth of e-learning. This conference is designed to bring together the digital learning solution providers from all over the globe that will cater to Qatar’s National Vision 2030 of modernizing and digitalizing the education sector and solve the challenges of digital learning. Our extensive research with authoritative input … [Read more…]

IBEForuM hosts SMART SCHOOL SUMMIT – SAUDI to focus on the key challenges of Education Sector

The Education market of Saudi Arabia is the largest in GCC, with 300 thousand in Kindergartens, 5.5M in Primary Education, 1.4M in Higher Education and 128 Thousand in Technical Education. The Saudi Government has allocated SAR 195 Billion from its Current General Education Budget to the education sector. The COVID-19 has proven to be the … [Read more…]

The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash Due to the threat of COVID-19, colleges and universities are facing decisions about how to continue teaching and learning while keeping their faculty, staff, and students safe from a public health emergency that is moving fast and not well understood. Many institutions have opted to cancel all face-to-face classes, … [Read more…]

The impact of the coronavirus on e-learning

3 coronavirus challenges for curriculum directors this fall Administrators are facing tighter budgets along with a need to establish expectations and adopt resources that fit multiple paths. By: Lauren Barack Robert Dillon knows any plan to bring back 2,700 students this fall can’t be boilerplate. That’s why the director of innovative learning for The School District … [Read more…]

Diploma exams to be offered in digital format by 2021

Grade 12 students in Alberta will soon be able to write their diploma exams on a computer. The province announced on Tuesday that an electronic exam pilot project, with digital marking, will launch in the fall of 2019, with a full roll-out scheduled for 2021. Education Minister Jeff Johnson said that the initiative is intended … [Read more…]

Free Platforms for Teaching Online Courses

More and more high schools are embracing online courses to reach more students and all times of the day. While you can spend a lot of money for online course software, you don’t have to. Here are seven free platforms for teaching online courses. This list cannot begin without mentioning Moodle first. Moodle is an … [Read more…]

UK university to train Russian railway bosses

The huge Russian Railways company is to have its managers trained by Anglia Ruskin University. The UK university will provide management training at the railway company’s own corporate university outside Moscow. Russian Railways has a million staff and is among the country’s biggest employers. The rail firm’s president, Vladimir Yakunin, said the training was part … [Read more…]

China education minister demands rejection of Western values

BEIJING (AP) — China’s education minister has issued a stern warning against threats to communist ideological purity in higher education, saying Western values must never be permitted to infiltrate the classroom. Yuan Guiren reiterated the need for strict ruling Communist Party control over education and said educators must ensure that teaching materials do not criticize … [Read more…]

Online Courses Experiment With Digital Badges

When 48-year-old Reginald Nichols of Reading, Massachusetts, took a free massive open online course in leadership last year, he wasn’t expecting to earn credit for a certificate or degree. Instead, after turning in several assignments and receiving positive peer reviews from other students, he earned what looked like an image of a badge – a … [Read more…]

The History of E-Learning

The term ‘e-learning’ has only been in existence since 1999. When the word was first utilized, other terms – such as ‘online learning’ and ‘virtual learning’ – also began to spring up in search of an accurate description of exactly was e-learning was. However, the principles behind e-learning have been well documented throughout history, and there is even … [Read more…]

5 Signs You Are Not as Smart as You Think

It’s a concept that can be difficult to come to terms with, but like it or not our intellect (or our perceived intellect) can often work against us in life. The indications are all there once you have the eyes to see them. Have you fell into the “I think I’m too smart for my … [Read more…]

Startup team for e-learning platform

Young Invercargill entrepreneur Josh Harrington was still at school when he came up with the idea of an online learning management system. Mr Harrington (18) has now left James Hargest College to concentrate on Mepo, a platform designed to help teachers and pupils collaborate, along with some other projects. Mepo was just an idea until … [Read more…]

E-Learning Is Becoming More Popular With Small Businesses

E-learning is fast becoming more viable, accessible from platforms like Asapy and affordable to small businesses. An initial investment in e-learning tapers off over time. For example, a three-year employee training program will typically recoup itself after the first year. Whatever the size of your company, e-learning is more cost-effective, easier, and more efficient than classroom-based learning … [Read more…]

How to Use Technology in Education

It’s hard to talk about schools today without talking about technology. Enthusiasts celebrate the wonders of tablets, virtual schools, and “blended” learning. Skeptics recall a litany of overhyped, underwhelming past efforts. News accounts whipsaw between breathless tales of digital learning and horrific accounts of troubled virtual schools. Last year, Forbes ran a cover story titled … [Read more…]

Online Learning and Credential Completion

ORLANDO — The discipline of research on online learning is nascent enough, and the body of long-term studies thin enough at this point, that keeping tabs on the state of thinking is a bit like watching a table tennis match. Every study that provides evidence of the effectiveness of online teaching seems to elicit a … [Read more…]

Online courses are transforming higher education, creating new opportunities for the best and huge problems for the restOnline courses are transforming higher education, creating new opportunities for the best and huge problems for the rest

TOP-QUALITY teaching, stringent admissions criteria and impressive qualifications allow the world’s best universities to charge mega-fees: over $50,000 for a year of undergraduate study at Harvard. Less exalted providers have boomed too, with a similar model that sells seminars, lectures, exams and a “salad days” social life in a single bundle. Now online provision is … [Read more…]

Distance Education: Four Things to Look For in an Online ProgramDistance Education: Four Things to Look For in an Online Program

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a pioneer in distance education and has delivered quality distance programs for over 40 years. During that time, the delivery of instruction has evolved and much has been learned about the needs of students learning in nontraditional settings. Advances in technology have enabled greater opportunities for student engagement with professors, peer … [Read more…]