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October 12th, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Micro learning has a huge impact on e-learning design and development


Bite-sized learning or micro learning is an e-learning paradigm that has taken the corporate training world by storm. In a recent survey conducted by Rapid Learning Institute, nearly nine out ten L&D professionals stated that bite-sized online learning modules are their priority. The huge increase in the use of short online learning modules has resulted in major changes in world of e-learning design and development. Let us now see what they are.

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July 20th, 2015 at 4:46 pm

Your.MD’s artificial intelligence may soon eliminate the family doctor


The traditional way patients interact with their doctors has changed thanks to the internet. Many patients are querying their symptoms on internet search engines. Searching knowledge databases with focus on medicine has become a common practice. But soon, the field of medicine is going to change beyond recognition. Your.MD, a new UK startup may be a real threat for all-purpose medical practitioners.

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June 24th, 2015 at 10:15 am

Illegal drugs are easy to order on China’s open online drug market


Illegal drugs from China are as easy as typing on a keyboard to order. More than 150 Chinese companies sell alpha-PVP, according to alpha-PVP is also known as flakka, a dangerous stimulant that is illegal in the United States but not in China, and was blamed for 18 recent deaths in one Florida county.

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December 27th, 2014 at 9:56 am

Top 10 Articles on

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The articles posted on the Impact Lab represent an unusual mix, all of which are oriented around future trends, future thinking, or recent innovations that may more may not alter the course of history.

With that in mind, here are the posts that caught most people’s attention over 2014.

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December 20th, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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What he lacks in muscle and leg strength, he makes up for in wires …or whatever that is!

Quote of the Day:  “All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.” — H. L. Mencken

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October 31st, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Huge 43% growth in online video watching in one year

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People on the Internet watched 38.2 billion free videos online in the second quarter of 2014.

A new report from Adobe has found that we are wasting more time than ever watching video, and we are increasingly doing it online. What’s more, “online” no longer means “on a computer” — it increasingly means on a smartphone, a game console, or a set-top box like a Roku or Amazon Fire TV.



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October 31st, 2014 at 11:30 am

Online competency-based education is going to revolutionize the workforce, not MOOCs

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We already know that recruiting is an imprecise activity, and degrees don’t communicate much about a candidate’s potential and fit, but now data is confirming this. Employers need to know what a student knows and can do.


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October 24th, 2014 at 9:03 am

Amazon slated to open two pop-up stores in California


The pop-up stores will carry Amazon-branded e-readers, tablets, smartphones, and streaming media players.

Amazon announced last week that it is opening up pop-up stores in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, next week for the holiday shopping season. The online retailer is also rumored to be opening a brick-and-mortar store in New York.



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October 7th, 2014 at 9:37 am

Study: Online classes really do work


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Online classes really can teach as effectively as traditional classroom courses.

Two years ago, a New York Times article declared it the “year of the MOOC,” short for “massive open online courses.” For the first time every, researchers have carried out a detailed study that shows that these classes really can teach at least as effectively as traditional classroom courses—and they found that this is true regardless of how much preparation and knowledge students start out with.



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September 5th, 2014 at 9:46 am

Understanding the value of a Massive Open Online Course


The beauty of the on-demand MOOC format is that the student is in the driver’s seat.

Elliott Masie: After 30 years in a corporate learning setting, I wanted to try something different. So, I decided to experiment in the world of massive open online courses (MOOCs), knowing I could share my passion of big data and learning with an even larger audience (after all, the “M” in MOOC stands for “massive”).



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