Edscoop: Gen Z strongly favors learning through YouTube and video, report says

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.

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.”

The Next Web: GitHub’s Learning Lab launches free courses on open source collaboration and HTML

The Next Web: GitHub’s Learning Lab launches free courses on open source collaboration and HTML. “Earlier this year, GitHub announced Learning Lab — a portion of the site where users can learn the fundamentals of GitHub, and get advice on how to migrate to the service from other platforms. This was a smart move from GitHub. Learning Lab is growing rapidly, both in terms of users and content, and the company yesterday launched four new courses on the platform.”

Inside Higher Education: Mixing and Matching Cal State Online Courses — Free

Inside Higher Education: Mixing and Matching Cal State Online Courses — Free . “Many institutions allow residential students to dabble in online courses as they work through their schedule of face-to-face classes. The California State University System takes that offering one step further, presenting full-time students at all of the system’s 23 institutions with the option to enroll for free in one online course per semester at another Cal State institution…. Cal State students can now access the full range of online courses with CSU Fully Online, a database launched Wednesday.”

PC World: The best online courses for learning Python

PC World: The best online courses for learning Python. “If you’re looking to learn coding or want to pick up another programming language, Python is a good choice. One of the terrific things about Python is how closely it resembles the English language, so you’ll often see words like ‘not,’ ‘in,’ and ‘or’ in its scripts. Because of its readability, Python is commonly the first programming language schools teach. It’s a great launchpad for an aspiring coder.”

Google Blog: Learn how to build AR experiences with Coursera

Google Blog: Learn how to build AR experiences with Coursera. “As Augmented Reality (AR) technology develops, many companies are using it to transform how they create products, communicate with their users, market to new customers, and train their employees. To support this growth and foster a new generation of AR creators, today we’re launching Introduction to Augmented Reality and ARCore—a free class on Coursera for those who are just getting started with AR.”

Newswise: A Mix of In-Person and Online Learning May Boost Student Performance, Reduce Anxiety

Newswise: A Mix of In-Person and Online Learning May Boost Student Performance, Reduce Anxiety. “Before online learning existed, the traditional lecture format was the only option for college courses. Students who skipped class risked missing out on valuable information presented in-person. Researchers from the University of Iowa found that online content presentation accompanied by weekly interactive class meetings—a ‘blended’ course format—may improve academic achievement in students at risk for failing. In addition, fewer students withdrew from the class when the content was presented in a blended format. “