Towards Maturity, a non-profit organization focused on expanding the use of learning technologies at work, recently released a comprehensive report on how workers really feel about online learning in the workplace. These 2,000 workers qualified for the survey because they invested their own time and money in online learning for professional development. After reading the report,

Self awareness, cheating, and online classes. How are these things related? Well, for starters, they all work off of each other. This study on anonymity finds that self awareness is a resource for preventing cheating in online classes. How? The feeling of anonymity in online classes is something we have touched base before (here and here).

Learning by Visuals

Friday, 20 February 2015 by

When it comes to learning, external representations, aka visualizations, have always been valuable tools to students. Visualizations play a key role in all learning. So why are visuals important? According to The Theory and Practice of Online Education: Students learn better from words and graphics or pictures than from words alone. There is the The Spatial

Can online classes deter cheating?

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 by

A McCabe and Treviño (Rutgers University) study took 1,800 students at nine medium to large-sized universities to examine the influence of contextual and individual factors on cheating behavior. Contextual factors of behaviors, such as peer cheating behavior, peer disapproval of cheating behavior, and perceived severity of penalties for cheating, emerged as the most significant. These