Building a Modern Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

eThink Education

As we head into the second decade of the 21st century, now more than ever is the time to break away from traditional learning methods and start incorporating modern technologies and blended learning experiences into your training and education programs. There are a variety of eLearning technologies and strategies that can be utilized in any educational context, both workplace to academic, to achieve better learning outcomes. Digital Learning: We’ve Come a Long Way.

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New Virtual Learning Environments

Moodle Journal

Well this week I moved away from Moodle as my sole platform for delivering collaborative e-learningand started to make use of SL as part of my course delivery. We get around the college proxy and closed port issues by have a parallel network on a Linux subnet and dual boot PC facility in one of our workshops. The task that I had set my students, there are around 20 in all, was to create a wind turbine in SL, whose blades would turn in the wind.

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Moodle Alternatives

AbaraLMS

This article talks about Moodle alternatives. As per Wikipedia, “Moodle (acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is one of the most popular ‘free’ software e-learning platform (Learning Management System), or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Addressing Challenges Abara LMS VS Moodle Licensed LMS VS Open Source LMS LMS for corporate training Moodle Moodle Alternative

The best option for virtual training is to get an LMS for online courses

Paradiso

The best way to increase your skills as a student or employee is by learning new approaches or skills through an LMS for online courses. This platform is specially designed to increase the learning experience that is carried out in a virtual way within the LMS platform. A learning management system, commonly known as LMS, is a software or a platform to deliver and manage online or e-learning courses. For them, the option of offline learning serves as a boon.

Personalized Learning Paths in Moodle Workplace

eThink Education

In order for organizations to provide tangible value within their Learning & Development (L&D) programs, it’s important to provide employees with learning experiences that are tailored and unique to their roles, skillset needs, or professional interests.

Moodle VS Paradiso LMS: Who is Leading the Race

PSB

LMSes can act as a catalyst to nurture the digital learning and training environment by providing self-paced, intriguing learning paths, and course creation methodologies to enhance productivity and employee engagement. . Let’s Begin with the Comparison of Moodle and Paradiso .

Moodle VS Paradiso LMS: Who is Leading the Race

PSB

LMSes can act as a catalyst to nurture the digital learning and training environment by providing self-paced, intriguing learning paths, and course creation methodologies to enhance productivity and employee engagement. . Let’s Begin with the Comparison of Moodle and Paradiso .

Moodle VS Paradiso LMS: Who is Leading the Race

PSB

LMSes can act as a catalyst to nurture the digital learning and training environment by providing self-paced, intriguing learning paths, and course creation methodologies to enhance productivity and employee engagement. . Let’s Begin with the Comparison of Moodle and Paradiso .

Why Blended Learning is Effective

Lambda Solutions

On October 29th, Lambda is hosting a webinar on the Top Moodle Plugins for Blended Learning Strategies. Blended learning is an emerging approach to education that “blends” traditional teaching methods with technology and virtual learning environments. It can also involve using a learning management system (like Moodle or Totara) to deliver a diverse range of teaching methods and resources to offer more effective learning.

Moodle Cute Repository

Moodle Journal

I received an email recently describing a new content repository from the Worcester College of technology, its called MrCute and is intended to be an optional add-on to the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment. IMS (Instructional Management Standards) Global Learning Consortium is an international body which aims to set standards for interoperability between learning systems. MrCute will be compatible with Moodle 1.8.2

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What’s in a Moodle

Saffron Interactive

A lot of people in e-learning and beyond have been asking us about Moodle recently. And it’s no longer just universities, colleges and schools which are using Moodle-based online learning environments. Increasingly, the corporate LMS is a Moodle-based LMS. Private sector ears pricked up when they heard that Moodle was adaptable, easy-to-use and above all, open source. Every day Moodle grows new functionality.

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

eLearning 24-7

I’m not talking about freebies such as Moodle or Sakai, but actually commercial systems. Some 50K or more systems could learn from the top low cost systems on some things. Rankings as of July 23, 2012 – as noted this list can change – and updates will be presented monthly on my Linkedin Group, E-Learning 24/7, with final rankings in November and the announcement of Low Cost (under 10K) LMS of the year. E-Learning 24/7.

Virtual Classroom Software for Online Teaching by Paradiso Solutions

Paradiso

Similar to a face-to-face education scenario, a virtual classroom software for online teaching is a platform where education takes place within the world wide web. The trainer, through the learning management system, delivers specific and quality content to the student, who develops a bidirectional interaction relationship with the LMS in which the information flows from both sides and feeds back the learning process. Virtual Classroom Software for Online Teaching Features.

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). Yes, there are many others, such as Atutor , Dokeos and Sakai , but they just haven’t had the same impact as Moodle.

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. I've been using it in three ways: To provide support for a predominantly classroom-based course (pre and post course activities, forums, wiki, etc.).

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Totara: re-shaping Moodle for corporate use

Clive on Learning

I wanted to know whether Saba, one of the most successful of the big LMSs, could reinvent itself to accommodate informal learning. This time I’m exploring whether it is possible for one of the world’s most popular academic virtual learning environments, Moodle, to be adapted to suit the needs of corporates. There is some overlap: both types of platforms can deliver resources and both can support certain types of learning activities.

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. Secondly, I'm a big fan of Moodle.

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Moomis

Clive on Learning

As someone who uses Moodle as a tool to support blended learning projects for several of my corporate clients, I was interested to hear Mark Tointon's speak at the recent eLearning Network showcase about some new add-ons for Moodle which are specifically designed to support corporate use of the tool. Mark's company, Aardpress , could have regarded this as an opportunity to create and sell expensive add-on functionality for Moodle.

In the clouds again

Learning with e's

Together with the University of Portsmouth's Manish Malik I will be presenting a paper on our latest thinking around Cloud Learning Environments. 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. From BB & Moodle 1.0

New Year Starting

Moodle Journal

This has actually come at a very timely moment for me given the imminent role out of my Moodle phase 3 training that will go considerably beyond the traditional single period sessions of phases 1 and 2. In the third phase of the planned Moodle rollout I will be introducing content design specifically using Wimba Create.

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Increasing Digital Classroom Engagement: Is the Learner’s Voice Missing from Your LMS?

eThink Education

The advent of virtual learning environments (VLEs) have revolutionized the way education is delivered and received. From K-12 to higher ed ucation , from non-profit to corporate , no sector of education has been untouched by the advances in online learning. Educators across the spectrum are actively looking for ways to create more impactful interactions in virtual learning environments. .

e-Factor Conference

Moodle Journal

While the term Virtual Learning Environment only appears twice, the numerous mentions to ‘learning’ are often accompanied by: - types, methods, capturing, forms, independent, outside sessions, range of environments, so this is very good. Naturally I feel that we should take every opportunity where possible to accommodate and demonstrate these through the use of our Moodle eLearning platform.

The Future of the LMS

Bottom-Line Performance

We started the month talking about the features and functions of learning management systems. Soon, it won’t be enough that the LMS tracks formal learning like instructor-led training courses or e-learning modules; the future is here, and learning management systems are changing rapidly to keep up. Leanne talked about Moodle’s ability to categorize those on the system by their expertise in her last post.

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COVID-19 eLearning Resources

eThink Education

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic , the world is now shifting learning, training, and work online to accommodate for the safety of learners, educators, and workers. To make the transition to online learning easier, eThink has compiled a variety of helpful eLearning resources for both higher education institutions and corporate organizations t hat may help you r team get through this difficult time with a little more ease. . Moodle Information .

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.

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.

Going Digital: How to Move from Instructor-Led Courses to Online Distance Learning

eThink Education

Times are changing and digital learning and remote work is becoming increasingly more common as organizations and institutions shift their policies to accommodate the convenience, wellbeing, and safety of their learners and teams. Every sector of education has been touched by the advances in online learning and in the face of COVID-19 , now more than ever it’s arguable that no sector in general can thrive long-term without incorporating some form of distance learning and/or remote work.

Bite sized business courses from My Online Learning

Course Index

When you need to improve a specific business skill and don’t have time for long courses, evening classes or time off work, short off-the-peg online courses can be the answer to learning exactly what you need, when you need it. Each short course is priced the same, and adding it to the shopping cart and checking out gives instant access to the learning content.

Top online learning tools for successful solutions

Elucidat

Whether you’re creating content or collaborating with learners, how you deliver learning matters. So, here’s our lowdown of the online learning tools you can use for successful digital learning. Our top four types of online learning tool. Used alone or in combination, there are four types of tool for digital learning success: Digital content creation: The unsung hero of effective digital learning. They encourage self-directed and peer learning.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 3) Learning and Business Services. 4) Virtual Learning How-To Resources. Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. 1) LEARNING TECHNOLOGY OFFERS.

What to Do With a Broken LMS

CLO Magazine

Dated learning and management systems may seem to be more trouble than they’re worth, but deciding whether to buy or build a new system requires leaders to consider all the angles. Most large organizations rely on a learning management system (LMS) to run and support their enterprise’s learning programs. There are a few common scenarios: • Build a learning portal — keep legacy LMS. • Buy a learning portal — keep legacy LMS.

The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro | Change to learn

Challenge to Learn

Skip to content Homepage Kasper Spiro Change to learn “ On a mission to make EasyGenerator the best and most successful e-Learning authoring tool in the world ” ‹ Ukrainian visit The mission of EasyGenerator according to Kasper Spiro › November 24, 2010 The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about starting up my work as CEO for EasyGenerator. Therefore, it is about collaborative learning.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

The parts of our memory that are used during learning are easily overwhelmed. An overwhelmed memory has a difficult, if not impossible, time learning. In this webcast, the speaker will discuss: How and why memory is a constraint on learning. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this overview of Adobe's Learning Management System, Adobe Captivate Prime. Learn how you can deliver engaging, personalized learning experiences across devices. " Very early. "

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes to Be a More Successful E-learning Professional By Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada 5.