Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students


5 LMS benefits for HE students. Here are five benefits that an LMS brings to students of higher education. What’s more, even the most dull online course can be made more engaging for students if gamification techniques are implemented during their design phase.

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Must-have features in any LMS


Learning platforms features are standardized because users expect each platform to have the same basic features, such as integrating a school’s grading system in the LMS. So what are these features that any LMS should have? Users can also search and look for other users, as well as put a short bio on their LMS profiles, the same way Twitter and Instagram users can. Gamification So ubiquitous and redundant, but every LMS should have some sort of gamification.

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What schools should know before launching an LMS [INFOGRAPHIC]


As any LMS project manager knows, preparation is everything. After all, schools want to get the full value of their investment in an LMS. To make things go as smoothly as possible, here are some steps to take before launching an LMS for your school or university: 1.

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Why your young students love e-learning


Social media channels provide the digital alternative for the “traditional” social life and support communication within online communities non-stop. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning? A formula detailing a chemical reaction, or the new math behind a social media outreach strategy? Social platforms have completely redefined the way people create, search and consume content.

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Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education


Related to this development was the rise of what I think of as Social Justice Edtech. This movement asks us to rethink technology to address social problems in education and society. They argue that putatively equitable technologies actually reinstate social inequalities. They worry that the pedagogical benefits of having students participate in the open web and/or social media might be cancelled out by trolls, hate speech and other forms of online abuse.

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E-learning in times of crisis: The CARE2 Framework


Some schools have transitioned smoothly as they have adopted a learning management system ( LMS ) prior to enhanced community quarantine, while others are now rushing to adopt various pedagogical and instructional delivery systems available.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Gaming and gamification should continue to attract experimental and creative faculty, plus allied staff, but that looks like a very slow growth area for now. The LMS A few themes: first, LMSes trying to resemble the modern (i.e., Social media is something higher ed is ambivalent about.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I kicked things off with a survey of major technological developments in a very top level way, then dived into specific, currently used digital tools (the LMS, ePortfolios, video, robotics, big data, social media, 3d printing, etc.).

Disciplining educational technology

Bryan Alexander

Think of controversies, such as social media versus the LMS, or pro- and anti-gamification. Always a treat to visit the Exorcist stairs, which are adjacent to the CNDLS building.

Disciplining educational technology

Bryan Alexander

Think of controversies, such as social media versus the LMS, or pro- and anti-gamification. Always a treat to visit the Exorcist stairs, which are adjacent to the CNDLS building.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

Bush ), and the invocation of facts, evidence, and expertise in political arguments (particularly those arguments on social media) is now interpreted as bias rather objectivity. The media? Pokemon Go : “Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification,” according to Education Dive at least. Reasons Pokemon Go will Replace the LMS ” by Tom Woodward.). ” “Modern pedagogical methods require modern media.”

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” As Campbell’s Law tells us , “The more any quantitative social indicator is used for social decision-making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor.”

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