Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Think Through Math is a supplemental Web-based solution

Having a focus on fundamentals and the progressions to algebra, Think Through Math deepens understanding of critical mathematical concepts and improves higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Living & Learning | Next Avenue

 Where Grown-ups Keep Growing

America is in the midst of an age boom and with it, an amazing transition. In general, those of us over the age of 50 are expected to live longer than any previous generation.

We're in the process of creating a new life stage that lies somewhere between young adulthood and "old-old" adulthood. This stage doesn't have a name. We call it Adult Part 2. And if you're reading this you're probably smack dab in it.

You're aware that many years of life lie ahead of you and, very likely, you have a different set of expectations for these "bonus years" than you had for earlier adulthood. You sense that you can somehow apply your knowledge and experiences in a meaningful way. Yet you may not know exactly how to achieve this new vision or see all the many possibilities available to you as you navigate the physical, health, work, and financial shifts that inevitably accompany this phase.

Enter Next Avenue. We're a group of public television people and journalists who, for the most part, are experiencing the very same things you are. Like you, we see both challenges and opportunities and we recognize that what we could all use right about now is an abundance of reliable information that can help us figure out what's, well, next.

So we aim to deliver that—in a way that's both smart and accessible.

If you think we could do a better job, we want you to tell us so. In fact, we want your input on a lot of things. There are places throughout the site that let you give us feedback, share your experiences and send us your stories.

Thanks for walking with us down Next Avenue.
Who We Are

We're all passionate about delivering good, solid, trustworthy information and compelling perspectives that can transform people's lives. Most of us are in our Adult Part 2 and on the journey with you. There are a few terrific young adults on our team who are dead set on paving the way for their peers who'll someday turn down this avenue with them.

Content Sources

Next Avenue has developed formal relationships with key content sources that provide articles and video for View our list of content sources to learn more about these government agencies, non-profit organizations, independent media producers, and public television stations.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Business School, Disrupted -

Business School, Disrupted -
“Do it cheap and simple,” Professor Christensen says. “Get it out there.”
But Harvard Business School’s online education program is not cheap,
simple, or open. It could be said that the school opted for the Porter
theory. Called HBX, the program will make its debut on June 11 and has its own admissions office.
Instead of attacking the school’s traditional M.B.A. and executive
education programs — which produced revenue of $108 million and $146
million in 2013 — it aims to create an entirely new segment of business
education: the pre-M.B.A. “Instead of having two big product lines, we
may be on the verge of inventing a third,” said Prof. Jay W. Lorsch, who has taught at Harvard Business School since 1964.

Starting last month, HBX has been quietly admitting several hundred students,
mostly undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, into a program
called Credential of Readiness, or CORe.
The program includes three online courses — accounting, analytics and
economics for managers — that are intended to give liberal arts students
fluency in what it calls “the language of business.” Students have nine
weeks to complete all three courses, and tuition is $1,500. Only those
with a high level of class participation will be invited to take a
three-hour final exam at a testing center.

“We don’t want tourists,” said Jana Kierstead, executive director of HBX, alluding to the high dropout rates among MOOCs.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The DIY Guide to Converting Existing Content into an eLearning Course

The DIY Guide to Converting Existing Content into an eLearning Course
 Although instructor-led or classroom training still remains as one of
the most common ways to train employees, the opportunity to implement
eLearning to is a more cost-effective and convenient option.
Those new to creating eLearning courses will find this post useful in
answering their questions and providing them with a checklist of things
to consider during the process of converting existing content, which
goes far beyond simply transferring content to an online format.

Monday, March 10, 2014

The promise of peer-to-peer training - The Globe and Mail

The promise of peer-to-peer training
The Globe and Mail - ‎15 hours ago‎
“This shift in power to the consumer and citizens is not temporary or the product of faddish technology,” writes Simon Mainwaring in his recent book We First. “It is clearly one of the most fundamental and enduring characteristics of the modern digital ...

Sunday, February 9, 2014

eLearning Jargon Explained: 5 Terms Every Newbie Needs to Know

eLearning Jargon Explained: 5 Terms Every Newbie Needs to Know: eLearning Jargon Explained: 5 Terms Every Newbie Needs to Know
Posted by Karla Gutierrez on Thu, Jan 16, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

Business owners, managers and executives new to the eLearning field sometimes find it hard to grasp industry concepts and terms. Though most of the times they’re not going to be developing the courses themselves, they need to fully understand industry terminology.

 Authoring Tool
When people hear the term ‘authoring tool’ for the first time they tend to think it refers to an elaborated form of word processing software... or sometimes they really have no clue what it is. Truth is, authoring tools go far beyond writing and word processing.

 Blended Learning
The keyword here is "blended." It's basically a learning approach that combines in-person (face-to-face) and online training. As a hybrid model

enables all data, training materials, resources, statistics,
development paths and assessment results to be stored within one central

SHIFT's eLearning Blog

Avoid Learner Overload: Five Rules for eLearning Course Design

Avoid Learner Overload: Five Rules for eLearning Course Design: Avoid Learner Overload: Five Rules for eLearning Course Design
Posted by Karla Gutierrez on Tue, Feb 04, 2014 @ 10:55 AM on E-Learning 2.0
Imagine sitting down at a computer to complete an eLearning course and instantly becoming confused, overwhelmed, and frustrated with the amount of information that is being dumped on you at once.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Open educational resources (OER

Open educational resources (OER) have been defined by the Hewlett Foundation as teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re - purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

 Babson Survey Research Group Higher Education Reports

Sunday, January 26, 2014

8 ways to get the job done using Google Glass | PCWorld

8 ways to get the job done using Google Glass | PCWorld: Evernote, the popular note-taking Web service and application, is among the few official Google Glass apps currently available—and Shazafar Khaja, integration architect for The Kroger Company, says Evernote is the most useful app thus far for Glass.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

EMR vs. EHR – What is the Difference?

EMR vs. EHR – What is the Difference?: EMR vs. EHR – What is the Difference?
Quoting Matthew Smith on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

What’s in a word? Or, even one letter of an acronym?
Some people use the terms “electronic medical record” and “electronic health record” (or “EMR” and “EHR”) interchangeably. But at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), you’ll notice they use electronic health record or EHR almost exclusively. While it may seem a little picky at first, the difference between the two terms is actually quite significant.The EMR term came along first, and indeed, early EMRs were “medical.” They were for use by clinicians mostly for diagnosis and treatment.
In contrast, “health” relates to “The condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; especially…freedom from physical disease or pain…the general condition of the body.” The word “health” covers a lot more territory than the word “medical.” And EHRs go a lot further than EMRs.