The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published the government's intentions for 'modernising copyright' in a document, aptly called Modernising Copyright. It details many changes including some to the fundamental Education Exceptions to Copyright which are to be enacted through secondary legislation by October 2013.
Format shifting - moving data from one platform/device to another for personal or study purposes will be permitted.
Copyright Exceptions for education will be 'media neutral' - they will encompass all media - films, music, etc - not just text-based media.
Teachers will be permitted to use materials within the Exceptions for teaching to 'illustrate' their teaching.
The Exceptions will cover VLEs and institutionally managed authenticated services.
There are a number of new measures to assist archives and libraries perform their work of supporting learning and teaching in the digital age.
Further measures to support 'Disability' are also being introduced.
The Moodle Journal blog chronicles using LAMS, Mahara, web 2, podcasts, streaming, downloads, training, metadata, scorm, lessons, quizzes, forums, chat, journals and assignments in the deployment of the vle as part of the e-learning programme...
"Have you ever purchased an iBook and then wished that you had an audiobook version of it? Macworld UK's Mark Hattersley wrote a wonderful post today on how to use Siri Dictation to speak either a portion or all of the text from an iBook."
Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. Screenr’s web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link.
Kay Stephen's insight:
Simple way of automatically taking learners back to a course within moodle after they have viewed a learning chunk in Articulate.
Source: http://edtechvoice.com/ If you had fun with my discussion in this blog entry about Cobbling Together an LMS, you'll just love this next one. Paging through the new Google+ Communities, I noticed a group of college professors--working with...