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Latest News: Online Learning Revolution and impact on a 172-year-old Educational Company

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The impact of online learning during especially the past decade is ground-breaking. What started as a vision of improved distribution of education, today includes engagement boosters like gamification, borderless learning in a MOOC, micro-courses adapted to your personal schedule, big data analytics to improve the learning experience, AR, VR and much, much more. In this spirit Sage Publishing is now launching The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education that addresses an array of issues related to online learning. Before Digital Publishing Innovation Summit, taking place in San Francisco from 5-6 December, Memeburn, digital magazine, interviewed Stacy Treco, VP and director of digital strategy at Pearson Education, the world’s largest educational company. She says: “We’ve offered electronic versions of our texts for decades now.” and sees great benefits for assigning homework online, as well as digital texts, but her conclusion is at the same time, that the printed textbook has still along life ahead of it. 172-year-old company has also started to look at virtual reality and augmented reality solutions for learning. Source: EurekAlert and Memeburn

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