The New York Times has an interesting story where the high cost of gas is driving up online class enrollment. Online class enrollment is up 35%. Colleges from Massachusetts and Florida to Texas to Oregon have reported significant online enrollment increases for summer sessions, with student numbers in some cases 50 percent or 100 percent higher than last year.
Is this effecting your organization?
Jay Cross pulled together his first video mash-up of conference bits from Learning Technologies 2008 in London. Here's a chance to see Jay and other thought leaders Nigel Paine and Donald Clark telling it like it is.
Dr. Frank Nguyen has a great article on building valid assessments at the Adobe Developer Center. He points out the dangers of relying on written tests to tell us if learners know hot do do something isntead of asking them to demonstrate that they can do it. Of course this is made easier by modern LMS' because they tend to make multiple choice tests easier. To create valid tests he recommends:
I've started a pilot project to prove the value of wikis to management.
Here's a great article about increasing your chances for getting others to contribute to a wiki.