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Adaptive Learning to Personalized Learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-09-05 02:10

Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed

To customize learning for each of 30 or 40 students in a class, monitor their individual progress and provide meaningful feedback has been just too time-consuming. Now, machine learning can synthesize the huge volume of data needed to more fully deliver student-centered learning. It can assemble the background, take input from the individual learner regarding their self-determined needs and expectations, identify learning deficits and needs, and produce and present the learning path to best accomplish those goals. In this case, the role of the faculty member shifts from directly delivering materials and grading based on a single syllabus to advising, assisting and assessing personalized learning that meets the needs of both the individual and the prescribed outcomes of the program.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/blogs/online-trending-now/adaptive-learning-personalized-learning

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The Prevalence of Algortihms in Education

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-09-05 02:05

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

There’s an old rhetorical question that asks, “If you could keep only the alphabet or numbers, which would you choose and why?” The answer is numbers, of course, because in addition to describing quantities, numbers can do double duty as language. In fact, numbers have already become the language of education, in the form of algorithms. Long thought by many high school students to be a suspicious word, algorithms are a simple term for the steps taken in solving a problem. Algorithms are the efficiency experts in getting things done, especially when it comes to computers, and education relies on efficient systems.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/the-prevalence-of-algortihms-in-education/

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How to build a real-time development program

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-09-05 02:03

By Riia O’Donnell, HR Dive
In today’s talent market, employees are looking for real-time development, continuous feedback and open dialogue. Businesses are looking to accommodate workers but may struggle to keep pace with what employees want and what they can deliver. The challenge for employers is to create development programming that addresses immediate needs without overwhelming employees. The rise of online learning has made that easier, but often employees worry their remote access means learning has to happen off the clock. Accessing learning when needed — rather than when convenient — is a major trend largely enabled by new learning tech.

https://www.hrdive.com/news/how-to-build-a-real-time-development-program/561132/

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Patricia Flatley Brennan on Nursing Informatics and the National Library of Medicine.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2019-09-04 13:49
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Patricia Flatley Brennan on Nursing Informatics and the National Library of Medicine.

Comput Inform Nurs. 2019 Apr;37(4):187-189

Authors: Carter-Templeton H

PMID: 30946145 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Using Nursing Information and Data Mining to Explore the Factors That Predict Pressure Injuries for Patients at the End of Life.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2019-09-04 13:49
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Using Nursing Information and Data Mining to Explore the Factors That Predict Pressure Injuries for Patients at the End of Life.

Comput Inform Nurs. 2019 Mar;37(3):178-179

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PMID: 30829763 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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ANI Emerging Leader Project: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities in Nursing Data Science.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2019-09-04 13:49
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ANI Emerging Leader Project: Identifying Challenges and Opportunities in Nursing Data Science.

Comput Inform Nurs. 2019 Jan;37(1):1-3

Authors: Jeffery AD

PMID: 30624261 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

NI2018: Fourteenth International Congress on Nursing Informatics.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2019-09-04 13:49
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NI2018: Fourteenth International Congress on Nursing Informatics.

Comput Inform Nurs. 2018 Sep;36(9):422-423

Authors: Skiba DJ, Murphy J

PMID: 30204651 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Understanding the Essence of Caring from the Lived Experiences of Filipino Informatics Nurses.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Wed, 2019-09-04 13:49
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Understanding the Essence of Caring from the Lived Experiences of Filipino Informatics Nurses.

Nurs Sci Q. 2018 04;31(2):166-174

Authors: Macabasag RLA, Diño MJS

Abstract
Caring is considered a unique concept in nursing because it subsumes all intrinsic attributes of nursing as a human helping discipline. Scholars have argued that caring is usually seen as an encounter between nurses and patients, but how about nurses with minimal or absent nurse-patient encounters, like informatics nurses? In this study, we explored the meaning of the phenomenon of caring to present lived experiences of caring, namely caring as actions of coming in between; caring as expressed within embodied relations; and caring and the path traversed by informatics nurses. The informatics nurse-cyborg-patient triad speaks of Filipino informatics nurses' insightful understanding of the phenomenon of caring.

PMID: 29566618 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Video Games – the new highway to learning and personal growth

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-09-04 02:10

By Dimitra Giannouplaki, Thrive Global

The main question is whether video games can be used in our learning process. Can they transform the ways we learn and make us enjoy the process and simultaneously help us develop as personalities through the acquisition of skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and empathy? My answer could be only positive, and I will mention just three examples coming from the digital world that can make us reconsider the potential of video games in education. When students are exposed for so many hours to their digital devices, what if we use this new lifestyle to channel and inspire a new kind of education to both kids and adults?

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/video-games-a-highway-to-learning-and-personal-growth/

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States Can Foster Job Growth if Lifelong Learning is at Play

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-09-04 02:05

By Jamie Merisotis, Inside Indiana Business

The worlds of work and learning are merging in powerful ways, driven by the exponential growth in human knowledge. This means the abilities needed in the workplace go beyond simple “job skills” that can be learned quickly through a short-term training program.

http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/40947808/states-can-foster-job-growth-if-lifelong-learning-is-at-play

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In a Changing Career Landscape, Employers and Workers Need a New Social Contract for Retraining

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-09-04 02:02

By Sean Gallagher, EdSurge

There’s a growing consensus that today’s economy is increasingly defined by the need for continuous learning. What hasn’t been worked out is who should bear the responsibility for this ongoing re-training—the employee or the employer, or some mix of the two? And what role should higher education play? The reality in the tech sector is that skills have a short shelf-life. Software engineers must re-develop their skills every 12 to 18 months.

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Welt-Suizid-Präventionstag am 10.09.2019

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Wed, 2019-09-04 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Welt-Suizid-Präventionstag am 10.09.2019
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Topics for Continuous Education in Nursing Informatics: Results of a Survey Among 280 Austrian Nurses.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2019-09-03 13:48
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Topics for Continuous Education in Nursing Informatics: Results of a Survey Among 280 Austrian Nurses.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019;260:162-169

Authors: Ammenwerth E, Hackl WO

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Nurses are increasingly confronted with IT-based systems as part of their daily work. However, they often lack basic competencies in managing these complex systems.
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the need for continuous education in health informatics among Austrian nurses.
METHODS: Survey within five of the largest healthcare organizations in Austria. Overall, 280 nursing practitioners with IT responsibilities and nursing managers from middle and top management participated.
RESULTS: Participants assessed five topics (IT project management, IT in nursing, eHealth, nursing terminologies, and computer science basics) as important for continuous education in health informatics. Top management rated the importance of most topics higher than middle management did. Nursing practitioners gave ratings in between middle and top management.
CONCLUSION: Austrian nursing practitioners with IT responsibilities and nursing managers see a need for continuous education in health informatics. This supports findings of international recommendations of nursing informatics continuous education. There is, however, a lack of suitable opportunities for continuous education in Austria.

PMID: 31118333 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

It’s Official: The M.B.A. Degree Is In Crisis

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2019-09-03 02:05

John Byrne, Forbes

Graduating M.B.A. students this year have had no trouble landing very good jobs.  Yet, for the second consecutive year, even the highest ranked business schools in the U.S. are beginning to report significant declines in M.B.A. applications . Last year, the top ten business schools combined saw a drop of about 3,400 M.B.A. applicants, a 5.9% falloff to 53,907 candidates versus 57,311 a year earlier (see Acceptance Rates At The Top 50 Business Schools). The University of Michigan Ross School of Business experienced the worst drop, an 8.5% decline from 3,485 to 3,188 apps. Harvard fell 4.5%, UC-Berkeley Haas 7.5%, Wharton 6.7%, Stanford 4.6%, and Booth 8.2%.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/poetsandquants/2019/08/20/its-official-the-mba-degree-is-in-crisis/#7ff235452df7

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Capella U shares lessons from 5 years of competency-based education

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2019-09-03 02:02

By Hallie Busta, Education Dive
Capella University offers a look at the first five years of its direct assessment competency-based education program (CBE), FlexPath, in a report released Thursday that includes lessons learned so far and barriers to broader implementation of the model throughout higher ed. FlexPath participants finish bachelor’s degrees 59% faster and master’s degrees 42% faster than students in similar credit-hour programs, and they borrow 45% less financial aid than those in Capella’s equivalent credit-hour programs. They also persist over two years at higher rates. The data comes as regulators consider rules that intend to make it easier for colleges to explore alternative educational models and as a growing number of colleges adopt or express interest in CBE.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/capella-u-shares-lessons-from-5-years-of-competency-based-education/561421/

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Google Adds Data to College Search

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2019-09-03 02:01

By Sara Friedman, THE Journal
Google is making improvements to its college search feature to provide students with more detailed information on their college options. The tool now offers data on two-year colleges and certificate- and associate-level programs at four-year institutions. In June 2018, Google added the ability to allow users to search for data on four-year institutions and get information on college acceptance and graduation rates, costs, SAT scores and rankings. The update to the college search feature adds more detailed information tailored to students at two-year institutions, such as in-state tuition rates and the total cost of books and housing.

https://thejournal.com/articles/2019/08/20/google-adds-data-to-college-search.aspx

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Top 100 MOOCs and Free Online Courses of All Time

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2019-09-02 02:10

by Dhawal Shah, Class-Central
Each year Class Central publishes a ranking of The Top Free Online Courses of All Time, based on thousands of reviews written by learners. We first published the ranking in 2016, and have updated it every year since. In 2019, we increased the number of courses in the list from 50 to 100, drawing on more than 60,000 learner reviews.

https://www.classcentral.com/collection/top-free-online-courses

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Job hunting in America: Here’s the best paid, most in demand job in every state

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2019-09-02 02:05

By Quentin Fottrell, Market Watch
Software developers, physical therapists and physician assistants crop up frequently among the highest-paid and fastest-growing jobs in every U.S. state, according to a new analysis by CareerBuilder. The site analyzed government data to project the careers most likely to be lucrative and in demand. Most of these jobs require some level of college education. Software developers typically require a bachelor’s degree and computer-coding skills such as Java, JavaScript, SQL, C Sharp, Cascading Style Sheets and NET Framework. They had a median pay of $105,590 per year or $50.77 per hour last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; it says there’s a higher than average outlook for job growth (up 24% nationwide between 2016 and 2026).

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-the-no-1-highest-paid-and-fastest-growing-job-in-every-us-state-2019-08-20

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7 Things You Should Know About Digital Badges

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2019-09-02 02:03

EDUCAUSE

Digital badges are validated indicators of skills or competencies, often representing the completion of a microcredential. Badges typically represent competencies not shown on a transcript, including learning from internships, volunteer work, and other co-curricular activities. Increasingly, badges conform to the Open Badges standard, and many are stackable, meaning that they can be credited toward an advanced badge, a certificate, or a degree.

https://library.educause.edu/resources/2019/7/7-things-you-should-know-about-digital-badges

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Internationalen Tag des alkoholgeschädigten Kindes am 09.09.2019

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Mon, 2019-09-02 00:00
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