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FREE eBook | 7 Step Guide For Implementing Blended Learning Via An LMS

FREE eBook | 7 Step Guide For Implementing Blended Learning Via An LMS | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
This FREE Mobile Learning Quick Start Guide is meant for training companies unsure about when to use, how to design & implement Mobile Learning in a beneficial way
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Move over Socrates: Online Discussion is Here!

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These are just few benefits of online discussions:

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• Overcome barriers of time and space

• Provide a risk-free environment that encourages a frank exchange

• Minimize the potential for confrontation

• Neutralize status indicators and social distractors

• Broaden the range of feedback by incorporating peer-to-peer

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LMS Nightmares

LMS Nightmares | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
The LMS market continues to be plagued with a series of issues that could give anyone nightmares.
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Online Higher-Education Startup Coursera Is Taking Over the World

Online Higher-Education Startup Coursera Is Taking Over the World | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
In the fast-evolving realm of free online college courses, Coursera seems to be evolving the fastest.
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Google and EdX Are Building a "YouTube for MOOCs"

Google and EdX Are Building a "YouTube for MOOCs" | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Google is teaming up with EdX, an open-source online education nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT, to create a new site that EdX’s president compared to a “YouTube for MOOCs.” The site is called mooc.org—MOOC being the unfortunate acronym for...
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Moodle.org introduce their first MOOC - matbury.com

Moodle.org introduce their first MOOC - matbury.com | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
This is just a quick annoucement about a project that may be of interest to teachers who are new to Moodle. Moodle for teachers: An introduction is a 4 week introductory course with a recommended total of 8-12 hours participation time.
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Some Essential Moodle 2 plugins

A presentation that was given on on some essential Moodle 2 plugins. Presented to MoodlePosium 2011 http://moodleposium2011.moodlesites.com/ Based on the revie
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2 Critical Factors Of LMS Switching | The Upside Learning Blog

2 Critical Factors Of LMS Switching | The Upside Learning Blog | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
LMS switching is a highly conscious decision. Post Discusses the two significant, but largely ignored components of LMS Switch - Migration & Adoption.
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Integrating a Moodle Course into Facebook

Canadian Moodle Moot 2013 Vancouver, February 12 – 15, 2013Integrating a Moodle Course into Facebook Rafael Scapin, Ph.D. Coord
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Trends in Learning Technologies to Watch in 2013

Trends in Learning Technologies to Watch in 2013 | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Social/Informal Learning, Mobile Learning, Video – these three items have been “hot” for several years now, both in education and the corporate sector.  Many are excited about them but the adoption of them has been slower than predicted.  Barriers...
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Some good thoughts about Tin Can API, MOOCs, lecture capturing solutions and Big Data

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Some good thoughts about Tin Can API, MOOCs, lecture capturing solutions and Big Data
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New Moodle Book: Moodle for Mobile Learning

New Moodle Book: Moodle for Mobile Learning | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
As Moodle mobile themes and apps have advanced over the past few years, so has Moodle as an engine for Mobile Learning. Mark Aberdour, the author has created a new text with Packt Publishing which ...
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Structuring Discussions: Online and Face-to-Face | Faculty Focus

Structuring Discussions: Online and Face-to-Face | Faculty Focus | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Whether you teach online or face-to-face, discussion is a critical element of the course. These activities can keep the discussion focused and on track.
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SOme good strategies on how to structure good discussion (online or f2f)

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Massive online courses draw more backlash from college professors

Massive online courses draw more backlash from college professors | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Professors at San Jose State University argue that massive open online courses (MOOCs) could seriously compromise the quality of education at public universities.
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I would love to get some opinions on this topic as I have seen much resistance to e-Learning as some instructors/trainers believe it is a threat to their jobs.

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Udacity teams up with Google, AT&T and other tech giants for Open Education Alliance

Udacity teams up with Google, AT&T and other tech giants for Open Education Alliance | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Online education startup Udacity says it’s partnering with a group of leading technology companies to better prepare students for work in the 21st century.
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Open Education Alliance

Open Education Alliance | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Udacity announces an industry-wide alliance of employers and educators in the service of students looking for careers in technology.
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Learning Management Systems - Cost Benefit Analysis

Learning Management Systems - Cost Benefit Analysis | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Cost-benefit analysis matrix analyzing current (2012) learning management systems (LMS) offerings based on a somewhat in-depth review of existing research on the subject with full citation.
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Less Focus on the LMS; More Focus on Tin Can API

Less Focus on the LMS; More Focus on Tin Can API | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller's newest white paper, Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today's learning landscape... then predicts 7 trends for the n
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LMS Setup Fees: For some vendors it's a cash cow

LMS Setup Fees: For some vendors it's a cash cow | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
A trend that is making its way through the LMS market is an increase in one time setup fees.
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10 Great Tools for Academic Research You Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Tools for Academic Research You Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Virtual Learning Environments | Scoop.it
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Uptake and Usage of Virtual Learning Environments: Findings from a ...

Uptake and Usage of Virtual Learning Environments: Findings from a longitudinal multi institutional student usage survey
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