Educational Technology

Buttercups and Orange Bus create online learning platform for pharmacy students

Educational Technology News Blog - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 00:28

by Michael Feeley, the Drum

National training provider Buttercups has collaborated with Newcastle-based digital agency Orange Bus on an international project to develop the next generation of pharmacy talent. Orange Bus, which has offices in Newcastle, Edinburgh and London, was approached Buttercups to build a dedicated web-based platform that allows pharmacy support staff to study for nationally recognised qualifications. The open source platform from Drupal combines content management and learner reporting tools to allow the easy creation of engaging, social and interactive content for learners to access from any device. The project was launched after Buttercups discovered Pennsylvania State University had developed a new approach to building e-learning platforms. Experts at the university have spent years developing a feature-rich system that can be extended and adapted to any user need.

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5 ways edu-tech is changing your learning experience

Educational Technology News Blog - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 00:35

by J Vignesh & Varsha Bansal, Economic Times

Online courses and learning through mobile apps are gaining more acceptances among the student community. This is fuelling further development of data-driven education technologies, triggering fundamental changes in how school and college students as well as professionals seeking new skills are learning. Last week, the foundation started by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan co-led a $50-million investment in the Bengaluru-based startup Byju’s app. It has been downloaded by about 5.5 million students in more than 1,400 cities and towns. Take a look at how edu-tech is changing the learning experience of students.

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The Growth of Online Video-Based Learning

Educational Technology News Blog - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 00:29

Len Calderone, HomeToys

The demand for video-based learning is experiencing tremendous growth in the recent times. Video-based learning may soon become the most sought after educational process from the corporate level to the academic environment, mainly because of the growth of smartphones and tablets. The reason that we are seeing a growing trend in video-based learning is largely due to the increased strength of social media proliferation and social blogging in the everyday life of a student, along with mobile learning. The use of written material in education has become boring to today’s digital users. Neurological studies have proven that memories are reinforced when an emotion was attached to memory. The quality of learning (comprehension and understanding) is limited until our multiple senses are involved.

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High school juniors can apply for aerospace class

Educational Technology News Blog - Sat, 09/24/2016 - 00:27

by Times-News

Idaho high school juniors can apply to take an aerospace class this spring, with the chance to visit the NASA Ames Research Center in Sunnyvale, Calif. Registration will be open through Nov. 18. The Idaho Science and Aerospace Scholars program is offered through a cooperation between the Idaho Department of Education and NASA. Once accepted into the program, students will sign up for an online class offered through the Idaho Digital Learning Academy by going to their IDLA school site coordinator. The class will be offered from January through May and students will receive one science elective credit for completing the class.

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