Archive for the ‘Business’ Category


Proposing A Metaliteracy Model To Redefine Information Literacy

Metaliteracy is envisioned as a comprehensive model for information literacy to advance critical thinking and reflection in social media, open learning settings, and online communities. At this critical time in higher education, an expansion of the original definition of information literacy is required to include the interactive production and sharing of original and repurposed digital […]


Ex-Yale President to Join Online Education Venture

Richard C. Levin, who stepped down as president of Yale University in June, will next month become the chief executive of Coursera, a California-based provider of online academic courses.  The New York Times Full Article


Learning When Serious: Psychophysiological Evaluation of a Technology-Enhanced Learning Game

We report an evaluation study for a novel learning platform, motivated by the growing need for methods to do assessment of serious game efficacy. The study was a laboratory experiment combining evaluation methods from the fields of learning assessment and psychophysiology. 15 participants used the TARGET game platform for 25 minutes, while the bio-signals electrocardiography, […]


Guest Editorial: Game Based Learning for 21st Century Transferable Skills: Challenges and Opportunities

Digital serious games (SGs) (Gee, 2003; Prensky, 2003) offer a high potential to foster and support learning in educational and training settings. SGs aim at improving learning processes by providing attractive, motivating and effective tools. So far, effectiveness of SGs has been shown by recent studies (e.g., Connolly et al., 2012; Wouters et al., 2013), […]


A ‘mobile first’ approach to educational technology

Mobile devices’ are increasingly to be found in schools, and utilized for learning purposes, around the world. In most cases, related discussions taking place in ministries of education focus on the use of portable tablets and small laptops as complements to, and extenders of, existing approaches to the use of technology to help meet a […]


Millenials: Get Your Idea For a Company Off the Ground with StudentStart.IT

I have been running into the same scenario a lot recently: I interview a millenial startup founder and immediately feel like I have done nothing with my life. Take Christina Nanfeldt. She is majoring in Entrepreneurship at George Washington University (GW), and because the school doesn’t actually have a major for it, she has created […]


Predicting Dropout Student: An Application of Data Mining Methods in an Online Education Program

This study examined the prediction of dropouts through data mining approaches in an online program. The subject of the study was selected from a total of 189 students who registered to the online Information Technologies Certificate Program in 2007-2009. The data was collected through online questionnaires (Demographic Survey, Online Technologies Self-Efficacy Scale, Readiness for Online […]


The Elusive ROI for Learning Through Technology

Few would dispute the convenience, low cost, and high efficiency of learning through technology. Whether eLearning, blended-learning, or mobile learning, it is usually just in time, just enough, and just for the user, which is the ideal form of customization and convenience for participants. At the same time, for larger audiences, eLearning represents a tremendous […]

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Examining Informal Learning using Mobile Devices in the Healthcare Workplace

The study of workplace learning and informal learning are not new to adult education and pedagogy. However, the use of mobile devices as learning tools for informal learning in the workplace is an understudied area. Using theories on informal learning and constructivism as a framework, this paper explores informal learning of registered nurses using mobile […]

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Introduction to Distance Education: Corporate eLearning

By: Farhad (Fred) Saba, Ph. D. Distance education has enjoyed several decades of growth in major corporations, particularly since the 1960s. Many major corporations developed and managed their own distance education programs as a function of their training departments. Some also relied on programs offered by institutions of higher education. In the 1906s, for example, Stanford […]