Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are many LMSs to choose from, but none as flexible, scalable, feature-rich, and affordable as the open source ecosystem of Moodle. Moodle got its start years ago as a method to organize blended learning and online classes. Assign at least one person to manage the Moodle ecosystem.

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A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

Fractus Learning

Did you ever explore a learning possibility only to realize that the software to make it happen costs a lot of money? Do you want to explore 3-D animation but don’t want to spend a lot of money on software you might not ultimately use? You might want to explore Open Source software!

Wikispaces has closed. What are your alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mediawiki, the engine behind Wikipedia and Wiktionary , is a free software application written in the PHP programming language and well-suited to large online presences. Here are four alternatives I liked, though only Moodle could do everything that Wikispaces does: Canvas. Moodle.

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How to Use YouTube Live Streaming for Free Lecture Capture

ProfHacker

When I first heard that Google was discontinuing Hangouts on Air, I panicked. That will take you down the rabbit-hole of needing an encoder and downloading additional software. I always use unlisted as I then embed the video into our learning management system (Moodle).

Teacher Play – 6 Apps to Explore This Summer

Fractus Learning

Google Classroom (web, iOs, Android). You’ll need a Google Apps for Education account to set up your Google Classroom. You can even do your own professional development by taking a Versal course as a student (see Google Tools for 21st Century Learners ).

Why It’s Okay To Be A Non-Techy Teacher by @Edsby

TeacherCast

Should individual teachers have to assess the pros and cons for themselves of systems like Edsby , Google Classroom, Edmodo, Schoology or Moodle? Moodle?), Google Classroom for assignment submission, Twitter for homework notification.

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The Game-Changing Potential of Learning Management Systems

Leadership Lounge

classrooms: Edmodo and Google Classroom — part of Google’s G Suite for Education. Schools also widely use Moodle, a no-charge open-source LMS platform supported by its user community.

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Ormiboard: an IWB without the IWB (and a lot more interactive goodness_

NeverEndingSearch

The platform offers easy solutions for quizzing and polling, tracking performance, sharing and saving and storing in the cloud and it plays nice with Google Drive, Google Classroom, Dropbox and Evernote.

An LMS for Everyone?

Tech Helpful

Through this process over the last 5 years we have implemented in both large and small ways 4 different LMS solutions- Moodle, Edify, Google Classroom, and Canvas.

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Scaling Flipped Learning: Part 1

Turning Learning On Its Head

Teachers can use their smartphone, a document camera, or screen capture software. Should a school host their videos on YouTube, TeacherTube, Google Drive, or in their learning management system? A 2014 study indicates that 46% of U.S.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

If you look for a definition of “platform” online, you’re likely to get something along the lines of Wikipedia’s – fairly straightforward, although quite technical: A computing platform is the environment in which a piece of software is executed.

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. This release will also now include support for Google Drive.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via the AP : “ Mississippi ’s Supreme Court says a state lawsuit against Google alleging violations of student privacy should stay in a northeast Mississippi court.” The story is actually a plug for Pathstream (not currently in his investment portfolio), which “supports the delivery of career-critical software skill training in VR/AR and digital marketing at colleges and universities.” ” asks Moodle News.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

Among the survey’s findings: Google Classroom is by far the most popular learning management platform, used in more than 80 percent of districts. Moodle, Schoology, Blackboard and Summit round out the top five.) Natick’s Nolin warns districts against rushing headfirst into buying devices and software without understanding what teachers and students need. Public and private sectors both shape how students are prepared for future jobs and career opportunities.

Review: Ask3, a Free iPad App by TechSmith

The Electric Educator

They have produced some great software titles, are strong supporters of education and teachers, and are a Michigan company! Moodle, BrainHoney, BlackBoard, Haiku, etc) Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I''m a big TechSmith fan.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Faces Internal Backlash Over Handling of Sexual Harassment.” ” Also via The New York Times : “ Google Employees Stage Worldwide Walkout.” “The Moodle / Blackboard Breakup: The Long and the Short of It” by e-Literate’s Michael Feldstein. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Four

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

SMILE Together: Collaborative, Inquiry-based Learning using Innovative Hardware and Software. Thursday, November 20th, is day four of the fifth annual Global Education Conference.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The company: RIB Software SE. Also from Feldstein : “ Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties.” ” Via Chalkbeat : “With big names and $200 million, a new group is forming to push for the ‘ portfolio model ’ ” Here’s a great example of how corporate philanthropy works (and works in very self-serving ways), via the Google blog : “Five new grants to support CS education research.” My apologies that this is a day late.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

I expect it will continue to grow very quickly in 2014 and to spread from its current focus in IT and software development education to other areas. Canvas and Moodle will continue to make inroads. TL;DR. Wizard by seanmgrath. In summary, we’ll have another contentious year.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

And speaking of copyrighting a language of a warlike people, the Oracle v Google case had its closing arguments this week. On Thursday, the judge gave Google the victory , ruling that the company’s use of the Java API fell under fair use provisions. The Common Core aligned reading software maker had raised $1.8 ” Trends to watch: investors’ interest in English language learning (software). Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The new software is supposed to get students ready for “the Salesforce economy,” whatever the hell that means. Google had a big media to-do this week. Via Ars Technica : “Google unveils a $249 smart camera that decides what’s worth photographing.” “ Mattel and Google : a double standard for AI toys?” The LMS Moodle has raised $6 million in its first ever round of venture funding. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

CNN tries to explain “Why Google , Apple and Microsoft are battling for education.” ” Elsewhere in algorithms… Via The New York Times : “Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms.” ” Via Edsurge : “Why Moodle ’s Mastermind, Martin Dougiamas, Still Believes in Edtech After Two Decades.” “Someone Hit the Internet with a Massive Google Doc Phishing Attack ,” Motherboard Vice reports.

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Hack Education

” Via Education Week : “The New York City Council is considering a requirement that all city agencies publish the source code behind algorithms they use to target services to city residents, raising the specter of significant changes in how the country’s largest school district assigns students to high school, evaluates teachers, and buys instructional software.” (National) Education Politics. Listen, folks (particularly educators).

This Week's Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please register via [link] and learn more about our program at [link] [link] EFACILITATE: A MOODLE FACILITATION JOURNEY ( Australia Series ) Mon 13 Jun 03:30AM New York / Mon 13 Jun 07:30AM GMT / Mon 13 Jun 05:30PM Sydney Coach Carole. pm Sydney time we’ll be interviewing Waleed on his experiences as Business Manager for their GAClearn (Moodle based learning environment) and how he supports a very large team of efacilitators located across the world.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer,” says The Verge. I wonder how many schools and districts that use the software have done this? ” “Whither Moodle ?” (National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “A Task Force With Falwell Is Happening, White House Says.”

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

I expect it will continue to grow very quickly in 2014 and to spread from its current focus in IT and software development education to other areas. Canvas and Moodle will continue to make inroads. TL;DR. Wizard by seanmgrath. In summary, we’ll have another contentious year.

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Week of December 6, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Amanda Henson from Parentella will be joining us to share how they connect teachers and parents using their free software application. link] MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES AND MOODLE Q&A (HOST YOUR OWN WEBINAR) Wed 8 Dec 03:30PM New York / Wed 8 Dec 08:30PM GMT / Thu 8 Dec 06:30AM Sydney Laura Mikowychok. During this presentation we will discuss cases of m obile learning use and demonstrate how to develop mobile apps using Google’s easy-to-use App Inventor tool.