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Inge de Waard

Articles by Inge de Waard

Seamless Learning: Forget MOOCs, Mobile Learning, and Ubiquitous Access  November 4, 2013

With so many new training technologies and trends appearing one after the other, we face a major challenge: ensuring a smooth, simple training environment for all our learners. Here’s a look at how to create a seamless learning environment. Check the parts that your training strategy covers and the parts that you can optimize or add.

Mobile Learning Supports Global Health  May 6, 2013

Mobile technology for healthcare delivery and support—mHealth—is growing rapidly, and mLearning is an important part of it. In fact, this area offers great opportunity for those who can create mHealth applications, including training, education, and performance support for healthcare providers and their clients. Here is an overview of this increasingly important field.

Ten Tips: Keep Learners Motivated in Your Open Online Cloud Course or MOOC (Part 6)  October 23, 2012

In an online course, running for several weeks with many participants who have different personal styles, come from different backgrounds, and speak different languages, keeping participants motivated is a significant challenge. Here are some tips from an experienced MOOC designer that will maintain the engagement and sense of fun.

Adding Learning Analytics to Your Open Online Cloud Course or MOOC (Part 5)  October 10, 2012

How do you analyze what happens in a MOOC? For such things as the behavior of the participants, where interactions between participants take place, what the quality of those interactions was, or how can the content improve? Learning analytics will tell you! This installment of the series on StartToMOOC focuses on the online resources you can use to evaluate your MOOC.

Make Your Cloud/MOOC Course BYOD Friendly (Part 4)  September 26, 2012

As more and more training moves into the cloud, enabling mobile access is all the rave. But doing this for a free and open course makes the designer’s life that much more exciting. Make design and development easy for yourself—use what is already out there before starting to develop your own mobile solutions that enable access to your open, online, or cloud course. Here’s how!

Build a Dashboard for your MOOC (Part 3)  July 11, 2012

In the first two articles of this series, you learned how to set up the core of a MOOC and how to add social media to the course. In this article, Inge shows how to create a dashboard to integrate all the course locations. It’s easy, and it’s free!

Choose and Embed Social Media in Your MOOC (Part 2)  May 31, 2012

Continuing the series on collaborative learning in the Cloud, this month you learn how to engage participants and increase learning in a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. This is very simple to do using common social media tools. Get the step-by-step details here!

Massive Open Online Courses: Setting Up (StartToMOOC, Part 1)  April 11, 2012

Collaborative learning and the cloud were made for each other! And a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) leverages both in the service of online learning. In this six-part series, you will learn how to organize and manage a MOOC, step by step. Start today with this article, and set up the core elements.

Explore a New Learning Frontier: MOOCs  July 25, 2011

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a relatively new format for learning. These are online gatherings of people willing to jointly exchange information and collaboratively enhance their knowledge about a topic of common interest. Learn here about MOOCs, how they work, and how to take part in the “Mother of all MOOCs”!