Not happy Moodle Blackboard


Are you an unhappy Moodle or Blackboard user? In this article, we look at common gripes expressed by ‘Moodlers’ and Blackboard users to find out why these platforms are on the nose, and where people are turning in the fast-paced world of learning management. Let’s go back to the two biggest players in the market, Moodle and Blackboard, and find out… 1. Moodle and Blackboard aren’t visually engaging. Blackboard is very expensive up-front.

Best articles on Working Smarter, April 2012

Jay Cross

Blackboard’s identity crisis, Desire2Learn’s optimism, and Instructure’s coolness GEORGE SIEMENS | FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012. GEORGE SIEMENS. APRIL 19, 2012. Remaking education in the image of our desires. The current generation of students will witness the remaking of our education system.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Well Played, Blackboard - elearnspace , July 8, 2010 While Blackboard is unable to write a press release that includes clear statements like “we have purchased these companies&# , I have to give the company credit for the acquisition of Elluminate (and Wimba).

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At M.I.T., Large Lectures Are Going the Way of the Blackboard

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Yesterday’s New York Times carried this wonderful article on introductory physics lectures at MIT. Instead of blackboards, the walls are covered with white boards and huge display screens. Hearty thanks to my pal Joe Wehr for bringing this article to my attention. It brought back bitter memories. I recall sitting in a crowded lecture hall listening to a profesor prattle on about Physics 101 with several hundred fellow bored Princeton students some forty years ago.

50 best articles on Working Smarter for the first half of 2012

Jay Cross

If you haven’t had time to keep up with what’s going on in learning, design, social business, and intellectual capital this year, here’s a reprieve: the top 50 articles from the last six months. Curation saves your bacon.

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ROI vs. IOB Update

There Is No Chalk

So back in August I had posted about Timothy Hill's article on Impact On Business, or IOB. The primary thrust of the article was that CLOs require a means that can show how interventions - primarily training - impact business metrics. Tags: ROI CLO IOB Impact results business metrics business Blackboard This is certainly no small issue in workplace learning and performance. At the time I was in the process of completing an ROI certification class as part of my.

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An Open LMS: CourseKit

Kapp Notes

According to an article in Forbes called Will Coursekit Launch Up-End Blackboard? Wharton dropout Joseph Cohen just launched Coursekit — the ultimate disrupter of academic course software, Blackboard (Providence Equity Partners bought it last month for $1.64

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eCoach helps University of Missouri Kansas City win American Library Association site of the month


They also needed a tool that could fit within Blackboard, the University’s Learning Management System. We combed instructional design and ed tech articles, made spreadsheets, asked vendors dozens of questions, and tested our top choices” – Jess Williams.

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IOB Followup

There Is No Chalk

Last month I read a piece in CLO magazine by Blackboard's Timothy Hill on what he called Impact On Business, or IOB. I was able to make contact with Mr. Hill to ask him further about his article. His office responded very quickly and openly to my request, sending me a white paper he had put together on the concept. The white paper doesn't discuss anything new, although it is a bit more

The Importance of eBooks in a Flipped Classroom


Many articles have been written on how the idea of a Flipped Classroom has gained currency with the advent of eBooks and digital learning content. Flipping the classroom has become a hot topic in educational circles in recent times.

Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 1

Upside Learning

Each week sees us sharing interesting articles (including news, reports, statistics etc.) This article from Understanding Graphics lists and explains 10 reasons you should use color in your visual messages and displays.

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If it wasn’t for modern sanitation we wouldn’t have online learning!

Coffee and Design

I came across an article that almost a year old in the Economist Magazine the other day which discusses some trends and issues with something I have been particularly interested in lately, “innovation.” Those past inventions, e.g., Blackboard, eCollege, WebCT, etc.

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When Technology is your Friend: Regaining Control of your Content

Challenge to Learn

In this article, she talks about the journey towards digital learning in academic settings and offers some key lessons she has learned along the way. Tools should also be easily and seamlessly integrated into frequently used learning management systems like Blackboard, Moodle, Canva, etc.

2018 Top 5 Product updates


Check out more on this awesome new feature in our help article. You can use LTI to add content to your existing LMS, such as Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard to name a few.

Why School Teachers are the Masters of Blended Learning


From old-school blackboards to learning fractions with pizza, the entire nine-classroom school is more on par with the one-room schoolhouses of yore than the busting technological metropolis it’s located. So how are teachers working with and finding solutions in blended learning?

LearnDash Named Capterra’s #1 Most Affordable LMS


In the LMS industry this includes venture-backed platforms like Blackboard, Docebo, Litmos, and more. This is indeed a question we get quite often and as you can probably imagine the answer depends on a few factors that we have outlined in a previous article.

Two Universities Settle with OCR

eLearning Evangelist

I'm posting the excerpts from the letter of findings below because there was a comment on a Chronicle article from someone who was asking for more detail: " I have no idea how a website would be less accessible to those with disabilities. Blackboard Blackboard is a separate system that the IT Department does not work with; it is a “black box” or proprietary system used to deliver online learning, and the University uses it “as is.”

Improve Your Employee Training Methods Learning

WalkMe Training Station

In this article, we explain to you the various training methods you can apply in your organization. Moreover, there are various types of classroom training which include whiteboard/blackboard method which is the oldest form; the projector method; and the storytelling method. Most organizations apply the blackboard method in each training station.

Professional Development Resources

Limestone Learning

This article originally appeared in a recent edition of The Institute for Performance and Learning (Vancouver & BC Mainland Chapter) email newsletter under the title “ Learning Nugget #4: Professional Development Resources.”

Different Types of Lecturers –Not all are Good–Which Inhabit Your Organization

Kapp Notes

They do not use PowerPoint, blackboards or overhead transparencies to outline main. The article by Brown & Manogue from which the above is cited indicated that “In medicine, Visual Information Givers were common and Amorphous Lecturers were more common than one would.

Avoiding the LMS Overkill


At this stage, it is advisable to go for a full-featured LMS like Moodle , Saba , Blackboard , QuoDeck Enterprise, CornerStone On Demand , etc. This article was first published at eLearning

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Key Factors in MOOC Success, Part 1

Your Training Edge

Over a series of two articles, we’ll explore the qualities of good MOOCs, especially as they related to workforce and corporate learning. In this first article, we’ll look at some overarching qualities of good online education, and in the next we’ll examine some more course-specific factors of MOOC success. Several platforms are available that can be used to host MOOCs, including edX (which is open-source), Blackboard’s Course Sites, and a variety of learning management systems.

A Not-So-Serious Debate on The Serious eLearning Manifesto


Articles/Blog Posts. This article by Towards Maturity discusses why they felt compelled to lend support to the Manifesto as a signatory. The responses also include links to Epic’s knowledgebase articles and whitepapers for additional references.

Learning Management Systems Flash Technology - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Blackboard vs. Moodle: a comparison - Dont Waste Your Time , July 23, 2009 As a user of Blackboard at Bournemouth University I have been involved in various discussion about it’s merit or lack of). These are usually started by someone who doesn’t like Blackboard, and probably hasn’t used it much either (or even tried?). Blackboard. A Critical Evaluation of Blackboard (by Stephanie Coopman) - Dont Waste Your Time , July 24, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning.

How to Impart Training that Maximizes Your Sales Revenues

CommLab India

Paul Terry, a General Manager of Blackboard, in his article Know More. Scott Edinger, a sales expert, in his article, How Great Sales Leaders Coach , states that coaching is very useful to correct the mistakes of sales reps, thereby enhancing selling efficiencies.

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The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Textbooks, blackboards, and overhead projectors remain the tools of choice for many teachers, at a time when their students are geared to learn from iPads, PowerPoint, and instant messaging.

Deja Vue All Over Again. More Lawsuits

Kapp Notes

Remember a few years ago when Blackboard claimed to have invented e-learning. ( Who invented e-learning? A patent dispute shakes up academic computing ) and when Al Gore claimed to have invented the Internet. In that spirt of "hey I invented." another crazy is claiming to have invented virtual worlds and is suing everyone to prove they are right (you know it's the principle not the money.) is suing because they "invented" virtual worlds. (no

The grades are in for Education focused LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Name me another system that includes the New York Times archieve with over 160 years of articles, continuum based assessments in the areas of writing, creativity, problem solving, global competency and analyzing. Blackboard Learn.

Elearning trends to adopt in 2019


Elearning industry is among technology early-adopters, and in this article, we have gathered top trends that will affect the elearning business in 2019. Blackboards are now white and connected to wi-fi with the ability to make a screenshot and share it with students.

Going Back To School Breaks the Bank

CLO Magazine

Certainly it’s normal for the cost of anything to increase during such a long span of time, but the NYT article outlines some insidious ways this increase happens. The article points out how out of step the steady increase in tuition fees is with overall increases in the cost of living: “Since 1981 the list price level of tuition and fees has risen sixfold while the consumer price index has only increased two-and-a-half times.”.

Four Ways Technology Is Changing How People Learn [Infographic]

SHIFT eLearning

Blackboard’s SEO Sig Behren confirmed this in an article he wrote for USNews last year."If Today, more than ever before, technology plays an important role in society. It is changing and will continue to change every aspect of how we live.

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Latest #LMS Takeaways Plus Did you know?

eLearning 24-7

At least on the HE (higher ed) side, people in general do not like the built-in authoring tools that come with the HE platorms, most notably Blackboard, Instructure and D2L/Brightspace. A close race between Blackboard and Moodle. For Blackboard? In my own data, I find the big two players in HE to be, Blackboard and Instructure Canvas. Hello from Berlin. As OEB 2015 wraps up, Friday (today) being its last day, the air of excitement still reigns supreme.

Moodle and eFront side-by-side


This article has been reposted from the Wyver Solutions blog. The original article may be found here: [link]. Blackboard), whereby a the lesson is built from content-based units, perhaps interspersed with tests. With eFront’s recent string of awards , I thought it was about time I took a look at this relative newcomer to the open source Learning Management System market.

E-Learning: A worldwide perspective

eLearning 24-7

A few days ago, I mentioned in my Linkedin group that I was reading the Himalayan Times which had an article about digital technologies and e-learning with education in Nepal. Well, I have seen a lot with Blackboard, especially in Western Europe – partially because the two other big players Desire2Learn and Instructure, are not marketing themselves in Western Europe and definitely not the rest of the world.

Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013


A more detailed article from us on Big Data is available at: • [link]. Some of the most popular APIs related to education and learning available on the Internet are After the Deadline API, Khan Academy API, Blackboard Collaborate API, Knewton API, etc.

Flipping Over Teaching and Learning with Technology

TechSmith Camtasia

Khan didn’t invent the idea of the flipped classroom, it was initially proposed by Lage, Platt and Treglia in their article “ Inverting the Classroom: A Gateway to Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment.” Guest post by Steve Salik, Ph.D.

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LEP/LXP RFP Template

eLearning 24-7

The unknown of course is when a person goes to a web site to read an article, whether the system can tell if they actually read the whole article or skimmed it, or was on the site for like five seconds.

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