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MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to Colleges

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-10-25 02:05

By Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge

Coursera started with a mission to give the general public free access to courses from expensive colleges. Now it is selling all the course content developed for those free courses to colleges that want to use the materials in their own campus programs. The company, which was started by two Stanford University professors in 2012 and is now one of the most well-funded in the education industry, has always been highly picky about which colleges it works with to develop courses. But in a new effort announced Thursday, called Coursera for Campus, the company will begin selling access to its complete library of courseware to any college to use, at around $400 per student.

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2019-10-04-mooc-pioneer-coursera-tries-a-new-push-selling-courseware-to-colleges

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Using Social Media to Help Your Students Tell Their Stories

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-10-25 02:03

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

Students’ familiarity with technology and their love for smartphones and the content they enjoy on them, make social media an obvious choice as a learning tool for students. Thanks to the possibilities of digital storytelling, social media can be incorporated to expose students’ work to a wider audience. It’s exciting and motivating to think that the work you do in the class may, through social media interaction, have an impact far beyond your classroom.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/using-social-media-to-help-your-students-tell-their-stories/

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Navigating the Credential Marketplace: A How-to Guide

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-10-25 02:02

Credential Engine

The number of both traditional and non-degree credentials is exploding, but as programs proliferate, it becomes more difficult to acquire information about the precise skills and abilities they develop, the pathways they support, and their impact on employment and earnings outcomes. At the same time, today’s economy is in constant flux, bringing changing demands for skills and credentials. To keep up with these changing landscapes, there emerges an obvious need for and value of a common credential description language and a Credential Registry that is updated in real time to ensure that everyone can make informed decisions about education and career pathways. Credential providers, policymakers, employers, and regulatory agencies all have an important role to play in making this a reality

https://credentialengine.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Counting-Credentials-How-To-Guide_190925.pdf

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Universities Should Be Preparing Students for the Gig Economy

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-10-24 02:10

Diane Mulcahy, Harvard Business Review
How well do universities prepare students to work independently in the Gig Economy? Today’s graduates are joining a workforce where the Gig Economy — including consultants, independent contractors, freelancers, side giggers, and on-demand workers — makes up an estimated 30-40% of the U.S. workforce. They’re also facing an economy in which alternative work arrangements are growing faster than traditional full-time jobs, and are only projected to keep growing. The recent news that the majority of Google’s workforce is made up of independent and temporary workers rather than full-time employees is just one example of the rapid transformation of the corporate workforce.

https://hbr.org/2019/10/universities-should-be-preparing-students-for-the-gig-economy

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Why Higher Education Will Change: Innovation in higher education is not an option. It is essential

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-10-24 02:05

Steve Mintz, Inside Higher Ed

Higher education needs to find more effective, efficient ways to educate students, without sacrificing rigor or the human interactions and feedback that lie at the heart of a quality education. And it needs to do this while somehow covering the escalating costs of financial aid, student services, technology, and compliance with government mandates. It is not enough to try to protect and preserve the status quo. Trends that are unsustainable inevitably come to an end. But that need not mean that brick-and-mortar institutions need to be replaced by universities in the cloud.  It means that these schools must adapt.

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-gamma/why-higher-education-will-change?mc_cid=9cfca997f9&mc_eid=879d6835e3

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AI Stats News: 86% Of Consumers Prefer Humans To Chatbots

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-10-24 02:02

Gil Press, Forbes

Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of the progress of AI, highlighted the growing reluctance of US consumers to chat with chatbots, the growing expectations of AI as a critical business component, and the growing employee skills gap due to the deployment of new technologies. 86% of consumers prefer to interact with a human agent; 71% said they would be less likely to use a brand if it didn’t have human customer service representatives available; only 30% believe that chatbots and virtual assistants make it easier to address customer service issues; only 29% of consumers looking for a quick answer would choose chat over all other channels, down from 50% in 2018, and 40% chose the phone or voice option first [CGS survey of 1,000 US consumers]

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2019/10/02/ai-stats-news-86-of-consumers-prefer-to-interact-with-a-human-agent-rather-than-a-chatbot/#5f8180232d3b

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Sozialhilfe - Leistungen nach dem 5. bis 9. Kapitel SGB XII

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Thu, 2019-10-24 00:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherten gestaltbaren Tabellen aus der "Statistik der Sozialhilfe - Empfänger/-innen von Leistungen nach dem 5. bis 9. Kapitel SGB XII " des Statistischen Bundesamtes wurden um die Angaben des Jahres 2018 ergänzt.

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Welt-Psoriasis-Tag am 29.10.2019

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Thu, 2019-10-24 00:00
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Models of collaboration and dissemination for nursing informatics innovations in the 21st century.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2019-10-23 14:44
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Models of collaboration and dissemination for nursing informatics innovations in the 21st century.

Nurs Outlook. 2019 Jul - Aug;67(4):419-432

Authors: Wang J, Gephart SM, Mallow J, Bakken S

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Nursing informatics innovations are constantly adapting to a rapidly changing health care environment.
PURPOSE: This study aims to present the lessons learned from 4 nursing informatics projects and rationale for development decisions to inform future informatics innovations.
METHODS: Using a comparative cross-case analysis, four case studies of informatics projects led by nurse scientists were described and analyzed through the lens of the Informatics Research Organizing Model which was modified to include policy and interoperability contexts.
FINDINGS: The comparison analysis examined dynamic relationships between processes and constructs in nursing informatics interventions and also highlighted the scientific, intellectual property, technical, and policy challenges encountered among the four case studies.
DISCUSSION: The analysis provided implications for future intervention development and implementation in consideration of multiple contexts for nursing informatics innovations.

PMID: 30876686 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

[Development and implementation of pediatric and neonatal nursing information system in an hospital setting: the pediatric PAI].

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2019-10-23 14:44
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[Development and implementation of pediatric and neonatal nursing information system in an hospital setting: the pediatric PAI].

Ig Sanita Pubbl. 2018 Jul-Aug;74(4):315-328

Authors: Cocchieri A, Di Sarra L, D'Agostino F, Bravetti C, Pignocco M, Vellone E, Alvaro R, Zega M

Abstract
The Professional Assessment Instrument (PAI) is a clinical nursing information system used in the adult inpatient units of the A. Gemelli university hospital in Rome (Italy). The PAI allows for the systematic collection of nursing care data in order to improve the quality of care. So far, few clinical nursing information systems have been developed in the neonatal and pediatric care setting. The aim of this study is to describe the development and implementation of a clinical nursing information system (PAIped) for the neonatal and pediatric care setting.
METHODS: The Patient-and Family-Centered Care model was used to develop the contents of the PAIped. A web platform application was developed for the PAIped. The standard nursing terminology Clinical Care Classification System was used. A decisionmaking support system was developed within the PAIped to support nurses in making diagnoses and in selecting the most appropriate nursing interventions.
RESULTS: A clinical nursing information system using a standard nursing terminology was developed in the pediatric and neonatal care setting. After a test phase, the PAIped was implemented in all the pediatric and neonatal inpatient units of the A. Gemelli university hospital.
CONCLUSION: The development and implementation of the PAIped in the A. Gemelli university hospital allowed the monitoring of nursing care processes and accurate nursing documentation.

PMID: 30767947 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Where Online Learning Goes Next

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-10-23 02:12

Leah Belsky, Harvard Business Review

By harnessing emerging technologies, universities can reach beyond campus walls to empower diverse learners at global scale. It begins with embracing stackable, online learning, which provides flexibility and affordability that increases access to university curricula and allows students to engage in smaller chunks of learning before committing to larger degree programs. . At a more advanced level, embracing AI-powered adaptive learning will enable universities to personalize education for millions for more effective outcomes.

https://hbr.org/2019/10/where-online-learning-goes-next

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Google Expands Its Coursera IT Training Course to 100 Community Colleges

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-10-23 02:05

By Jeff John Roberts, Fortune

Google is exerting a growing presence in the country’s classrooms. On Thursday, the company announced plans to offer its homegrown Information Technology support course to community colleges in eight new states via a $3.5 million education grant. The program will now be offered through community colleges in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, Virginia and West Virginia. Those states come in addition to schools in Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Colorado, and Wisconsin, which have offered the course since earlier this year.

https://fortune.com/2019/10/02/google-expands-coursera-it-training-certificate-course-community-college/

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Teaching and Learning with Technology faculty fellows focus on learning spaces

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-10-23 02:03

Penn State

Four new faculty fellows have joined Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) for the 2019-20 academic year: Ed Glantz, Siu Ling “Pansy” Leung, Pierce Salguero and Priya Sharma. Each member of the cohort will undertake a project intended to enhance unique spaces where students learn. “This year’s group of faculty fellows brings a diverse set of perspectives to our theme of learning spaces,” said Kyle Bowen, director of innovation with TLT. “Learning spaces can be physical, digital, virtual, blended or data-informed places where students interact with course material. Each of our fellows is taking an innovative approach to improve learning spaces, and our staff is eager to support their work.”

https://news.psu.edu/story/590910/2019/10/01/academics/teaching-and-learning-technology-faculty-fellows-focus-learning

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Weltpoliotag am 28.10.2019

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Wed, 2019-10-23 00:00
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The students disappearing fastest from American campuses? Middle-class ones

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2019-10-22 02:10

Jon Marcus, Hechinger Report

Middle-class high school students give a number of reasons for forgoing higher education, according to an analysis of federal data by the Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce: 4 percent cited family obligations, 6 percent planned to take a gap year before enrolling, 8 percent said they weren’t ready and 20 percent said they just didn’t want to go. Fully a quarter of middle-class high school students who don’t plan on college said it was because of the expense.

https://hechingerreport.org/the-students-disappearing-fastest-from-american-campuses-middle-class-ones/

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A Roadmap to Student Success — and the Technology That Can Get You There

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2019-10-22 02:05

Eli Zimmerman, EdTech Magazine

Academic and university success are intertwined, and through communication, data analytics and personalized learning tools, institutions and students can win together. Innovations in artificial intelligence are helping to solve for this problem. For example, universities are beginning to experiment with Netflix-style academic video hubs to make it easier for students to personalize their learning to fit what they want to study. The applications are still relatively new, as AI as a curricular tool is still in its infancy. However, Schroeder maintains there are opportunities to use this technology to help students create a learning environment that works for them. By combining these three focus areas, universities can work with students to promote academic achievement on a personal level while maintaining financial success as institutions.

https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/10/roadmap-student-success-and-technology-can-get-you-there-perfcon

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Learning, and Teaching, As Peers

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2019-10-22 02:02

by JONATHAN SHAW, Harvard Magazine

How can professional teachers and educational institutions integrate peer learning into their pedagogy? This was the subject of the eighth annual Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) conference, which convened hundreds of professors, administrators, and learning and teaching specialists from around the University—and beyond—on September 27 at Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Hall. “Every year, the attendees of this conference have found that we all have a lot to learn from each other,” began Provost Alan Garber.

https://harvardmagazine.com/2019/10/hilt-conference-peer-learning

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Begutachtungsstatistik (Pflegeversicherung)

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Tue, 2019-10-22 00:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherten gestaltbaren Tabellen aus der Begutachtungsstatistik nach Begutachtungsanlässen (Pflegeversicherung) des Medizinischen Dienstes der Spitzenverbände der Krankenkassen e.V. wurden um die Angaben des Jahres 2018 ergänzt.

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Welttag des Stotterns am 22.10.2019

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Tue, 2019-10-22 00:00
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Navy scraps instructor-led college at sea program as demand falls, costs rise

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2019-10-21 02:10

By JOSHUA KARSTEN | STARS AND STRIPES

In just the past year, 80% of sailors chose online and distance education programs over the traditional classroom courses provided by NCPACE IL. “We recognize that sailors are interested in pursuing advanced degrees, and we support their ability to further their personal educational goals,” D’Antonio said. “This change ensures funding remains available to the greatest number of sailors.” The program will be transitioned to a virtual model, to accommodate demand among sailors for online and distance-learning courses, he said.

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/navy-scraps-instructor-led-college-at-sea-program-as-demand-falls-costs-rise-1.601232

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