A first look at Sakai 3

Clive on Learning

I've been reflecting on John Norman's presentation which he made at the eLearning Network event New models for learning management on September 25. John is from Cambridge University where he has been engaged in the development on the virtual learning environment Sakai 3. " The VLE can appear anywhere through gadgets and applications appearing in other software environments (iGoogle, Facebook, etc.)

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Apples and Pears

Clive on Learning

Yesterday eLearning Guild announced their Member's Choice Awards for Learning Management Systems (LMS). Now I don't normally get very excited about LMSs but these awards attracted my attention, because in amongst the Sabas and the SumTotals was little ol' open-source Moodle: Award for market share - Small and Medium Corporate Learning Management Systems - Platinum award: Moodle. Award for satisfaction - Small and Medium Corporate Learning Management Systems - Platinum award: Moodle.

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Is there anything Moodle can't do?

Clive on Learning

Over the past two months I've been working extensively with the open source virtual learning environment (VLE) Moodle. Starting as a complete beginner, I have found Moodle extremely easy to learn (in spite of pretty awful online help) and I have been able to create what I want in surprisingly little time. My question is, what am I not getting that I would with Blackboard, WebCT, FirstClass and other VLEs?

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Exploring the Possibilities in Digital EdTech

Magic EdTech

Teachers who wanted to enrich the learning experience led real-time live discussions, labs, or other forms of interactive collaboration. Many EdTech companies now offer tools for making lessons more accessible to learners with learning differences. Talk to us if you wish to learn more.

Exploring the Possibilities in Digital EdTech

Magic EdTech

Teachers who wanted to enrich the learning experience led real-time live discussions, labs, or other forms of interactive collaboration. Today, a huge range of digital technologies make it possible to teach each student based on his or her particular learning style, speed, challenges, abilities, and needs. Many EdTech companies now offer tools for making lessons more accessible to learners with learning differences. Talk to us if you wish to learn more.

United we stand

Clive on Learning

E-learning people don't agree on much. We don't even agree on the term e-learning. It's called Blackboard. I'll let you find out for yourself about their ridiculous patents on virtual learning environment technologies and their action annoucned a couple of days ago to sue one of their closest competitors for, you guessed it, also selling a virtual learning environment.

Moodle and eFront side-by-side

eFront

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. For many years, Moodle has been most people’s port of call when looking for an open source LMS (or Virtual Learning Environment in the education sector). Blackboard), whereby a the lesson is built from content-based units, perhaps interspersed with tests.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? But I'm worried, because while I just got through writing about my concern in Using SharePoint that learning organizations seemed to be making the same mistake of Not Preparing Workers for Web 2.0.

My top ten tools

Clive on Learning

Moodle: Who ever thought I'd own my own virtual learning environment? Moodle is much better than Blackboard, which is amazing considering the time and money the latter have had to come up with something better. Adobe Illustrator: Still learning this tool, but I'm determined to make it my first choice for creating artwork. Jane Hart asked me to come up with a list of my top ten tools.