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Is your VLE cognitive?

Moodle Journal

As I recall, it was at least few ago now that I first started to hear the term Student Analytics banded around in the corridors of eLearning, around the time of the 2012 Horizon Report. The benefits sited here include such aspects as an improved student experience, increased retention, efficiency cost savings, that can extend even to facilities management.

LMS, PLE, VLE, ILS & SCORM – Navigate the Acronym Minefield

Adobe Captivate

eLearning #PLE #VLE #ILS #Virtual Worlds #SCORM #LMS. We've always been a little acronym happy in the world of online learning. The inevitable explosion of web technologies has led to a mangled pile of nearly incomprehensible acronyms swimming around in many of today's trendiest headlines and articles. So what is all this stuff about, and why all the hype / excitement etc. around the latest wave of acronyms? Whats new

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Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

Occupying a place on the continuum somewhere between a VLE and a PLE, an ILE is an informal learning environment that a facilitator manages on behalf of a group of learners. Unlike a VLE, an ILE is strictly informal. A touch dramatic, isn’t it? Now that I have your attention, please bear with me. There’s method in my madness… The myth of rapid authoring.

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How we think about learning influences our e-learning practice

Connect Thinking

Learning Strategy Our Changing Practice Performance Support Research - Work-Based VLEMy EdD Supervisor is Emeitus Paul Hager , an educational philosopher who keeps it ‘real’ for me when it comes to the inter-relationship between learning and technology. recently read a number of Paul’s papers about learning in the workplace. Learning is far too messy for that. Buffer.

Anatomy of a PLE

Learning with e's

Originally a counterpoint to the institutional Managed Learning Environment (iMLE or 'VLE'), PLEs are becoming a much talked about concept, and were the prime focus of the recently held PLE Conference in Cornella, Barcelona. Now it's time to change direction a little and challenge the unhelpful binary of PLE versus VLE. Many located themselves in middle ground positions. Web 2.0

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3 things you should know about Edupunk

Learning with e's

Personal Learning Environment MLE rhizomatic learning VLE PLE edubusiness education Edupunk learning autodidacticism bricolage Following on in my series of short ''3 things'' videos, I thought I would have a little fun (well, I am on holiday right now), and so I went out and recorded this video on Edupunk. Although it''s treated in a fun way, Edupunk has a serious underpinning.

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Thinking about your VLE

Moodle Journal

If like us here at Bromley College you have been deploying a VLE, then like me you may be wondering after having structured courses with all kinds of content from Word files to podcasts, where the technology is moving and what the outcomes have been. For my part I have no real evidence that this is the case, have you, please feel free to post

VLE's and poor attendance

Moodle Journal

I was surprised by the concerns expressed in the recent HE Forum about VLE’s leading to reduced attendance. The question posted was:- Using a VLE might lead to a reduction in attendance. And so an emailed was circulated to a national list, not by myself I must add, to see if this is generally seen as a problem. The responses indicate the opposite. Is it true? How do you counter it?

VLE Report

Moodle Journal

I submiited report on the trial of the VLE to SMT, all ninety eight pages of it and now its just a case of waiting to see if we go forward with the deployment college wide

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The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with e's

If they wished to change this kind of restrictive provision and depose the ‘tyranny of the institutional VLE’, universities would need to undergo a radical shift in policy. blogs disruptive innovation education higher education learning social web Technology the future of education VLE wikis Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education.

The personal web

Learning with e's

For those who don't, the institutional VLE (or sadly, no web based use at all) is an alternative. This may sound like a climb down from my position on the death of the VLE, but It is not. Certainly not the VLE. VLE PLE education learning #ple_sou personal webSound like a PLE? Almost, but not quite. My view is that PWTs sit inside a PLE but they are not the whole story.

Reciprocity learning

Learning with e's

Mark Curtis self disclosure George Mead Grainne Conole reciprocity learning #pleconf Charles Cooley PLE VLE learning PLN social comparison Leon FestingerI watched this morning's PLE conference (#pleconf) unkeynote by Grainne Conole and Ricardo Torres Kompen, which was streamed live from Aveiro, in Portugal. It goes farther. It breaks the ice to self disclose. You never fail to be rewarded.

RSC VLE AGM

Moodle Journal

The other Friday 26/05, I went along the RSC VLE AGM entitled, ‘Playing Institutional Snakes and Ladders’. Andrew feartured his own institution for the case study, which viewed both opportunities and pitfalls regarding VLE deployment; snakes and ladders. There was an excellent keynote presentation by Andrew Williams, Director of ILT Support and Development at Kingston College and Regional Coordinator for the Blackboard User Group.

The ILE and the FLE in harmony

E-Learning Provocateur

The FLE might be called a VLE, MLE, LMS, or some other acronym. Tags: informal learning learning management e-learning development instructional design blended learning LMS informal learning environment ILE VLE FLE MLE formal learning environment learning administration In my previous article Online courses must die! advocated the development of Informal Learning Environments (ILEs). Since then, Steve Wheeler’s thought-provoking article Anatomy of a PLE has prompted me to extend my argument a little further. Formal Learning Environment (FLE) which manages that learning.

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VLE project 2 completed

Moodle Journal

Going by the transactions from the latest learning trial using Moodle, here at Bromley I feel certain that I will be looking at another successful outcome. There were 23 students taking part of which only 16 eventually completed the project and between them accounted for over 12,000 transactions in four weeks. For all those who did manage to stay the course, I presented feedback assessment for collaboration, and there is without doubt overwhelming support from them as well as a sense of achievement.

Using Moodle as a VLE

Moodle Journal

My own presentation came under the theme of transforming teaching and learning and featured a recent trial that I conducted with level 4 students in an attempt to realise the Social Constructive potential of Moodle as a VLE. I went along to the Moodle RUG on the 17th in London, which turned out to be a superb event. Martin Dougiamas was live on Skype, excellent workshops and a particularly inspiring presentation from the OU.

Promoting the Moodle VLE

Moodle Journal

The first meeting of the Virtual Learning was held and went extremely well. We agreed on some dates for awareness sessions and training. The newsletter was circulated to the group and in the absence of any objections was sent around to all mailboxes in the first instance, though it did prove necessary to also include a reminder for booking via email. One point for future reference however is to include anything you really want noticed on the front page, should be obvious really

Twitter VLE Conversation - Best of eLearning Last Week

Tony Karrer

April 23, 2009 The (changed) information cycle , April 17, 2009 The Semantic Web and E-learning , April 18, 2009 Weblogg-ed " New Reading, New Writing , April 23, 2009 Leveraging the human network , April 17, 2009 cathellis13: Ten Commandments of eLearning , April 21, 2009 Top Keywords Twitter (38) Virtual Learning Environment (3) Learning Management System (8) Coaching (8) LinkedIn (13) Microphone (4) Social Network Analysis (2) VLE (3) Conversation (18) eLearning Technology. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Really.

In the clouds again

Learning with e's

Here's our abstract: Manish Malik (Faculty Learning and Teaching Coordinator at the University of Portsmouth) and Steve Wheeler (Associate Professor of Learning Technology at the University of Plymouth) discuss the recent developments and the patterns emerging within the CMS/LMS/VLE product sector. Sakai Manish Malik VLE #guug11 Moodle Cloud Learning Environment LMS Google CMS

Learning with 'e's: The VLE sucks

Learning with e's

The ALT-C 'VLE is dead' symposium attracted a huge audience. Each of our panel of four presented our cases, some arguing for and some against the demise of the VLE. Some people actually went as far as to say that the VLE is dead symposium was the centre-piece of ALT-C 2009. James Clay will argue that the VLE still has some life left in it. The institutional VLE sucks.

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Workshop key points in Asynchronous VLE Design

e-Learning Academy

Workshop day of Global Learn conference, I was privileged to attend Design & Develop and Innovative Online Learning Environment, instructed by Abtar Kaur and Zoraini Abas, Open University Malaysia. My interest was to hear how their approach to online instruction and design may inform my own research. Some of the take home points I gleaned [.]. Conference Design Reflection E-Learning design

Games and Learning

Moodle Journal

must admit to being a fan of infographics and so when I came across one for the Moodle vle the other day I thought I must include it in my next blog posting. The feature comprises a collection of various plugins for the Moodle vle that include audio player, recording audio and video clips, draw pictures directly in real time. ardvark , is a menubar based theme tool set from Bootstrap.

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Monkey business

Learning with e's

Got me thinking about the opacity of some VLE systems. have not seen a single VLE system yet that works so transparently that students think more about their learning than they do about how to make the damn VLE work. Tags: VLE Edupunk learning management cognitive effort I took my wife and son to see the animals yesterday. No, not the football crowd at Plymouth Argyle.

Totara: re-shaping Moodle for corporate use

Clive on Learning

typical VLE is designed to support formal academic courses, whether face-to-face, online or blended. So it has been more than a little surprising to me over the past few years to see Moodle, an open-source VLE, used so enthusiastically by corporates. Last week I asked Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training? - I wanted to know whether Saba, one of the most successful of the big LMSs, could reinvent itself to accommodate informal learning. There is some overlap: both types of platforms can deliver resources and both can support certain types of learning activities.

How to use Google MyMaps

Moodle Journal

have made use of Google maps a number of times in past as part of lectures and class exercises, and they certainly represent a good means of engagement, as part of a vle lesson plan Found this really useful introduction to creating media rich resources.

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eBooks and Printed Books

Moodle Journal

I recall back in the early days of our vle here at College one of my selling points was that having materials in digital form would save not only on paper, but also those trips to the print room, and indeed this remains the case. After all, there is little savings to be found in many digital textbooks. Please feel free to comment

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Punk learning

Learning with e's

For some time, educators have been subverting established methods and turning their backs on institutional tools and technologies such as the managed learning environment (also known as LMS or VLE). By 1977, punk music had emerged as a creative force to be reckoned with. It was a form of music that was furiously loud, aggressively energetic and full of discordant anger. Unported License.

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Are you ready Tin Can

Moodle Journal

If you have been around the Mood le vle or for that matter any vle for a while, then you will have I am sure over the years developed and or deployed in support of eLearning various scorm packages. And I would judge that you are still enthusiastic about scorm, and if you are regular to this blog then you will know that we make good use of Wimba Create for College generated content.

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Design for life

Learning with e's

The user interface on most VLE/LMS technologies is often too complex for students, who spend much more time trying to navigate and discover content than they do actually learning that content. This is number 30 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

Games for girls

Learning with e's

I''m a big advocate of student publications. Many have some great ideas to share, and we encourage student blogging very strongly in Plymouth. There is nothing to stop students going farther and publishing their work in mainstream journals - if their work is good enough it should be shared widely. It''s also very motivating for them. Congratulations Lucy! Read the complete article at this link.

Fun in Madchester

Learning with e's

There were some interesting and captivating debates on Day 1, including of course, the epic VLE is Dead debate (see the video above) which was attended by approximately 150 people, all squeezed into a room fit for 80 so that many had to sit on the floor or stand at the back. Sarah Bartlett, TALIS) The VLE is dead (Joe Wilson) If the VLE is dead. What can I say about Madchester?

The past tense of open badges

E-Learning Provocateur

That would give the student a sense of accomplishment while in the midst of a multi-year program, and I imagine showcasing one’s backpack on the university’s VLE would become rather competitive. Some commentators are heralding open badges as the nemesis of the college degree. I don’t quite see it that way. It is true they are uneasy bedfellows.

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Improve Quality of Life With Virtual Learning

CLO Magazine

Sodexo’s learning team sought feedback and made some changes and enhancements for 2010, laying the groundwork for more learning and its virtual learning environment (VLE). To create a sense of place, Sodexo’s VLE incorporates renderings of the company’s North American headquarters building and the following features: • An auditorium to view webcasts and listen to updates from senior management. • An idea widget, integrated with other areas within the VLE, to enable brainstorming and collaborative problem-solving. and international guests.

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