Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

For all the promises of online courses disrupting education, completion rates are notoriously low. Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. And those who took the courses tended to be more – 70 percent of survey respondents had bachelors degrees and 39 percent identified as teachers or former teachers.

8 Ways Machine Learning Will Improve Education

8 Ways Machine Learning Will Improve Education

It was the constant stories about self-driving cars that made machine learning the breakthrough tech topic of 2015. Five years ago news stories talked about robots that could do repetitive tasks but they said real complex tasks requiring seasoned judgement-like driving a car- were years away. Then cars started driving themselves.

Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Students’ Interest in a Subject

Top 10 Ways to Increase Your Students’ Interest in a Subject

I’m always up for a reminder about the things we need to do capture student’s attention while learning about a new subject. And it’s a great way to start the week! – KW Making your students interested in a subject can be a real challenge. There are so many variables that can affect their engagement.

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by — and that may be negatively affecting our health. In fact, a 2011 World Health Organization report called noise pollution a “modern plague,” concluding that “there is overwhelming evidence that exposure to environmental noise has adverse effects on the health of the population.”