Knight Center: Learn how to identify and verify what you see on the web: Sign up for free online course ‘Navigating Misinformation’. “Learning how to verify content from online sources is more important each day, especially as the amount of false content on the internet grows. The new massive open online course (MOOC) from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and First Draft’s Claire Wardle will arm you with the tools and skills necessary to verify online content and use it ethically in professional, published reports.”
Neowin: Microsoft launches AI Business School – a free, non-technical, online course. “Microsoft’s positive approach toward harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) has been accentuated multiple times in recent months. In January, Microsoft joined the SciKit-learn consortium to help make AI accessible to all. Then, last month, the tech giant collaborated with Accenture, initiating the Microsoft Business Group to empower enterprises through Azure services.”
WCET Frontiers: Research Dispels Myth that Adult Students Don’t Cheat in Online Classes. “I shared the results of a study my colleagues and I conducted, examining 9 sections of a popular online course; we varied which of the four exams, all taken from the same exam pools, that were proctored and looked at the effects of proctoring and the amount of time students took to complete the tests. This controlled for teacher effects and exam difficulty effects.”
Code (Love): 21 of the best free resources to learn SQL. “I self-taught myself SQL after I bombed a technical interview that involved SQL. It got me a bit mad at myself, so I went ahead and started looking for different resources to help me practice and learn SQL. I wasn’t looking to spend any money so I focused on getting the best free resources. The list below is the fruit of my efforts. I hope that it helps you on your journey to learn SQL.”
MakeUseOf: Learn Better on YouTube: 8 Must-Have Chrome Extensions. “YouTube has been the default secondary and in a few cases, the main source of knowledge for millions of people. Whether it’s simply to acquire a new skill with video tutorials or refine the existing ones, YouTube has a lot to offer. However, if you’re one of these users, you must have felt the absence of proper learning tools and native features. Thankfully, there are third-party solutions available that can turn YouTube into a more powerful educational platform. Here are several Chrome extensions for improving your learning experience on YouTube.” Great topic idea and a great list!
Edscoop: Gen Z strongly favors learning through YouTube and video, report says . “Generation Z is significantly more interested in learning through YouTube and videos than the millennial generation that preceded it, according to research released Wednesday. In a new report entitled ‘Beyond Millennials: The Next Generation of Learners,’ digital education company Pearson trains its sights on the educational perspectives of people born after 1995.”
Chronicle of Higher Education: Online Learning Is Misunderstood. Here’s How.. “One out of three college students takes at least one class online. But the medium is still often misunderstood by the general public, and even within higher education itself. So what do the professionals who work in the trenches wish their colleagues knew about online education? You might be surprised. I certainly was.”