In MyLab and Mastering

Pearson Unveils AI Tool to Help Educators Save Time

Hoboken, NJ (USA), July 2024 - As student usage of generative AI surges in higher education, many instructors report lacking an understanding of how AI can support their teaching. To address this gap, Pearson, a global lifelong learning company, has announced a new generative AI-powered tool for instructors.

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University of Leeds

e-Portfolios as Authentic Assessment Tools

Patricia QuinnLeeds (UK), July 2024 - (by Patricia Quinn, Digital Practice Adviser) How can we modernise and improve assessment and make it more authentic in an increasingly online world of higher education? Students are being asked to complete multiple assessments in their programmes of study, the traditional formats and number of which have not changed for many years, as mentioned by Nerantzi in her article "Rethinking volume, variety and value of assessment in the era of GenAI".

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Higher Learning Gains

Transfr's VR Simulations Boost Learning Gains in Healthcare Training

New York, NY (USA), July 2024 - Transfr Inc., a leading provider of virtual reality (VR) career training and exploration simulations, has announced the findings of a first-in-market series of rigorous efficacy studies, demonstrating the substantial learning gains achieved through its VR-based training solutions.

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"Planetary Hopes"

Digital Solutions for the Challenges Facing Earth, Nature, and Society

Prof. Dr. Christoph Burchard, C3S founding spokesperson and Chair of GermanFrankfurt (GER), June 2024 - The new Center for Critical Computational Studies (C3S) at Goethe University Frankfurt conducts research into the interrelationships between digitality and democracy and the dynamics of change. At a recent event entitled "Planetary Hopes", the Center presented its "Earth-Nature-Society" research focus. The key question discussed by the Frankfurt-based scientists and their guests was whether and how computational and data-based methods can contribute to coping with planetary polycrises.

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Engineering Education

Structuralia's Study Unveils Top Trends

Madrid (E), June 2024 - Structuralia, a leader in specialized training, has unveiled a groundbreaking study pinpointing six pivotal trends shaping the future of industry. The report highlights a surge in demand for professionals skilled in building information modeling (BIM); the accelerating pace of digital transformation within organizations; a robust wave of sustainability initiatives; and the critical role of efficient management in driving economic growth.

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Benefits

Why AI-Powered Text-to-Learning Generation Is the Future of Education

T2LRaleigh, NC (USA), June 2024 - The eLearning landscape is rapidly evolving, and AI-powered Text-to-learning (T2L) generation is at the forefront of this transformation. The ability to convert text into dynamic, interactive eLearning modules has revolutionised the way we create and consume educational content. Let's define T2L, highlight its benefits over traditional digital education tools, explore its practical applications, and discuss its implications for the future of eLearning and learning management systems (LMS).

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Workflow Enhancements

Camtasia 2024 Simplifies Video Creation

East Lansing, MI (USA), June 2024 - TechSmith Corporation, an industry leader in visual communication, has released the highly anticipated Camtasia 2024, the new version of the company's award-winning, all-in-one screen recording and video editing software. The latest release unveils a powerful new recording engine for higher frame rate and resolution screen capture, while delivering transformative features including AI-powered dynamic captions, new effects, filters, and transitions, as well as heightened asset integrations so users can explore 100+ million professional, royalty-free video assets directly within the editor.

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During Challenging Times

Supporting Staff's Mental Health and Wellbeing

Ilkley (SCT), May 2024 - The challenging times in which we find ourselves are affecting people's mental health, including our employees’. To assist in efforts to provide support in this realm, Virtual College has put together a handy guide filled with tips and advice. We hope you find it useful and that reading it will help you feel more prepared to support your staff's mental health during difficulties such as the current cost-of-living crisis.

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Virtual Learning Environment

Avatars in a Distance Learning Seminar

Dr. Mirjam Merkel-KissDarmstadt/Karlsruhe, May 2024 - The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research project AVLAB2 works with several partners to investigate the social and didactic benefits of deploying virtual learning environments. In the context of the project, the sociologist Dr. Mirjam Merkel-Kiss conducted an exploratory study into communicative behavior in virtual worlds. Her presentation about the work will take place at the LEARNTEC Congress, 06 June at 10:45.

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Christian Stracke

Expert at "Leaders and Legends of Online Learning"

Christian StrackeBonn (GER), February 2024 - Educational scientist and researcher Dr. Christian M. Stracke has been granted a special honour: He has been selected as the 90th expert for the Leaders and Legends of Online Learning. What is unique about this is that the selection is only made by the other experts and colleagues worldwide. Marc Nichols started this project at the Open University of UK back in 2018 and has always recorded a podcast with all the selected experts. In his questions, he is particularly interested in the personal long-term perspective.

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Four-Day Program

Professional & Executive Development Program Develops LGBTQ+ Leaders

Cambridge, MA (USA), February 2024 - Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education's Professional & Executive Development has launched a new leadership program designed to empower LGBTQ+ professionals to thrive as leaders. The intensive four-day program, held on Harvard's Cambridge, MA campus in July 2024, will provide participants with leadership strategies tailored to their unique experiences and identities.

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