Most used EdTech acronym

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Most institutions will have a fancy name for it (at Bournemouth it was myBU – ‘My-Bournemouth-University’ – and Warwick it was myWBS – ‘my-Warwick-Business-School’) or they just refer to the supplier name (Blackboard, Moodle, etc).

Top 50 Learning System Rankings (#39-#21)

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Once again the same criteria as the previous rankings, which you can find here and unless otherwise specified you can find every system on my learning system search engine platform, FindanLMS. 10th (which for folks attending LearningTech, a perfect assist when you looking for an LMS or LXP or Learning Platform). LRS, classroom management, compliance mgt and mobile are wins. 38 Kallidus Learn. Certificate management is quite good, learning environment is strong.

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See-through learning

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One of the things I dislike greatly about many online learning environments is poor design. They have to spend time thinking about how to get to a discussion group, or how to save content, when their energy and time should be spent learning. Some platforms are better than others of course, but generally many institutional managed learning environments suffer from the same problem - opacity. Reference: John, P.

Learning first, technology second

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Learning should always come before technology. Ideas range from games based learning , to the use of social media and networking, to simpler approaches such as the use of digital cameras in art or data logging in science. Sometimes, the technology does get in the way of learning and teaching. The technology, designed to make learning easier, actually ends up making it more difficult. It gets in the way of learning instead of facilitating it.

Dead personal

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I was also asked why I didn't use the term PLE (Personal Learning Environment). The authors of the 2009 Horizon Report (I cannot recommend this document highly enough) succinctly define the personal web as "a term coined to represent a collection of technologies that confer the ability to reorganize, configure and manage online content rather than just viewing it". It is this: Not everyone has the skills to use, or is willing to use the web tools that are referred to above.

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

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Here social media were used to connect people, enabling them to collaborate together in project work, small group learning and online discussions. The Social Web promotes collaboration Collaborative forms of learning are becoming increasingly popular methods of adult education, because they involve all students in the process of learning. One of the most popular activities on our wiki based learning programmes was called ‘goldmining’. References Wheeler, S.,

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