Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Making Sense of LMS License Models. Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. Preventing LMS License Model Misalignment.

Future educators

Learning with e's

What will educators do in the future? Certainly, people''s perceptions of education seem to be changing. They suggest that the future of education will see learning located in any place, with technology mediating all forms of communication. Unported License.

Passion for education

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We all need inspiration, and many would argue that we perform better as educators when we have passion. We need to see education for what it is - the means to draw out the best from children and give them the best preparation to thrive in the world. Unported License.

The battle for education

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Education is underpinned by several philosophies, some of which are incompatible. As a result, there are many educational approaches, a myriad of theories and a bewildering number of perspectives. Unported License.

Imagined futures 2: Education

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It has featured regularly in keynote speeches, articles and texts about the future of education. This is analagous of a problem that exists to this day in our education systems. Unported License. education future learning networked learning retrofuturism schools Technology

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

Text-to-Speech Examples In this post, we will look more closely at costs of Text-to-Speech and issues around TTS Voice Licensing and Pricing. The subject of TTS voice licensing and pricing is important because it helps e-learning practitioners understand which TTS tools they are legally allowed to use for their specific applications as well as letting them estimate the costs and pricing models of using these TTS tools. Personal licenses are sold for a low fixed price.

Freedom, democracy and education

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Education can bring freedom, the capability to break out from the confines of one''s mind, to take risks , to ask difficult questions. Progressive educator John Dewey placed the onus of freedom at the door of each learner. 1916) Democracy and Education. Unported License.

Surviving higher education: 7 top tips

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Image from Pixabay Here are top 7 survival tips for working in higher education (or for that matter, any profession). Surviving higher education: 7 top tips by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Disruptive education

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June, who is at the Norwegian Business School will be presenting a keynote speech tomorrow at the event on ''Disruptive Education.'' Unported License. edenoslo education Technological Determinism social media Oslo learning June Breivik blogging Twitter EDEN Conference flipped classroo

#40years of educational technology: Social media

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Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. I first started working in the field of educational technology in January 1976, at a time when technology was used more for teaching than it was for learning. Unported License.

Connected educators

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Are you a connected educator? Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) has a lot to say about the connected educator. Connected educators know that in doing this they become global educators, with their content being amplified across a worldwide community of practice.

Fractal education

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The Mandelbrot set pictured here is one such fractal , and I sometimes use it in my talks to illustrate a key educational point. And some education is similar in nature. Some very important new things are continually learnt in compulsory education. Unported License.

#40years of educational technology: Games

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Sadly, much of education has been slow to exploit the potential of social technologies, and in particular has not grasped the huge potential of social games. Games based learning (GBL) has yet to gain a strong foothold in formal education spaces, but there are already some signs of success.

Making the Call – Open Source or Licensed Learning Management System

B Online Learning

For the past 20 years, the prevalence and accessibility of systems that distribute, manage and administer training and education via a computer based medium has increased exponentially.

Manufactured education

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Perhaps the most notorious resistance to the technological wave comes from the state education systems. The factory model of education persists, because in the mind of its proponents, it is still the most efficient, cost effective way to train the workforce of the future.

Minimally invasive education

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The media and education worlds have been buzzing for the last few weeks over the ground breaking work of a quiet, unassuming Indian-born professor. He is now Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, in the North East of England. This is Minimally Invasive Education.

Teacher or educator?

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In our society, we often think of that knowledgeable other person as a professional educator, a tutor, lecturer or classroom teacher. Not everyone is cut out to be a professional educator, but anyone can teach and most of us do exactly that, just about every day. Unported License.

Distance Education in transit? #EDENchat #EDENchatUS

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What will distance education look like in the future? Distance education has been with us for a long time. This was in 1840, and correspondence courses became the dominant form of distance education for several decades. What will be the future of distance education?

#40years of educational technology: Computers

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These are some of the most important things I have learnt from my 40 years working in educational technology: Technology doesn't improve teaching. You can't simply drop technology into education. I needed to know more about using computers for education. Unported License.

Discursive or recursive? The fractal nature of education

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I chose it because I wanted to use it to make a point about what education is, and what education can become. The point I wanted to make at the conference was that much of our education systems are fractal in nature. Unported License.

Five tools for global educators

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In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. I consider myself a global educator and have tried to articulate my ideas on why this is a different role to traditional teaching. Unported License.

Making the future of education

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Many would agree that a lot needs to be done to bring education up to date. But this is just the start, and more can be done to ensure that the present day education system adequately prepares young people to take up their roles in a rapidly changing world. Unported License.

Education, schooling and the digital age

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Education and schooling are not the same thing. Education is where learning is personalised and unique to the individual. A paradigm shift is happening in the world of education, and it is tearing away at the fabric of traditional schooling. Unported License.

Personal devices in higher education

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Some would argue that the millions invested in building traditional rooms for education in the last few years might easily have been spent on more relevant and future-oriented projects. Secondly, the pedagogy that underpins higher education is in need of reform. Unported License.

Why Should You Provide Professional Education to Your Members?  

Web Courseworks

Professional education is one of the top perks that young professionals are looking for in the 21st century. Providing educational resources that allow your association members to advance their own careers is a great way to position your organization ahead of the competition.

#40years of educational technology: Games

Learning with e's

Sadly, much of education has been slow to exploit the potential of social technologies, and in particular has not grasped the huge potential of social games. Games based learning (GBL) has yet to gain a strong foothold in formal education spaces, but there are already some signs of success.

Hacking education

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We discussed the idea of bricollage, do-it-yourself education using new tools or repurposing of old ones. Image source Hacking education by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

#40years of educational technology: Telematics

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Because of my work in educational technology at the nursing college, I naturally chose to study something that I was familiar with, but with an aspect that would present me with a challenge. Unported License. education learning Plymouth University satellite Technology telematics TV

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Do it yourself education

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Reading Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education by Anya Kamenetz has been fascinating. Her key message is simple - that education needs to change to make it more accessible to those who want to, but cannot afford to enter into full time higher education.

The survival of Higher Education (5): Recommendations

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This is the fifth and final part of my short series of posts on the future of higher education. Younger students who entered higher education in 2008 were the first students who had grown up in a world in which connection to the internet had always been there. Unported License.

#40years of Educational Technology: First days

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I've just celebrated 40 years working in educational technology. But for most of my new job I was going to be working with something called educational technology. More tomorrow on educational technology 40 years ago. Unported License.

External Customers Need Learning, Too

CLO Magazine

Thanks to digital learning solutions, companies are continuously finding ways to better train and educate their workforce. SAP SuccessFactors’ customers are using its external learning license to price courses. Tags: external clients , learning delivery , learning license.

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Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. Attracting New Members with Association Education Programs. “We

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

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This is a continuation from yesterday''s blog post on changing times and the survival of higher education. Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. British Journal of Educational Technology , 39(6), 987-995. Unported License.

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

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So what will be the future of higher education, and how will it survive against this hostile backdrop? In May 2000, I was invited to present two keynote speeches about the role technology would play in the future of higher education. Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

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#40years of educational technology: Networks

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For many it was impossible to see it being used for anything more than admin, and as an application for education, it was out of the question. Unported License. computers education learning Networks Technology web

How to Make Sure Your Online Education Materials Are Section 508 Compliant


We asked Christopher Doyle , Education Specialist at the Maryland State Department of Education , to explain the recent refresh to the Section 508 law in layman’s terms. Image: “ Web Accessibility Word Cloud ” by Jill Wright, via Flickr Creative Commons License.