Should you build your own LMS?

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No longer relegated to using textbooks as their core instructional materials, teachers look to their institutions for help selecting, aggregating, and then delivering relevant content to their pupils. Pros and cons of building a district-specific online platform.

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Do You Know the Edtech Adoption Rules in Your State? SETDA’s New Guide May Help.

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A new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) aims to clear up the murky waters surrounding the adoption of digital learning materials, a process that varies wildly between states. Some, such as California, state that all digital materials must have a printed counterpart. In states that mix adoption and local control, like Utah, a commission reviews, vets and ultimately recommends instructional materials, although districts have final say.

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Is your classroom ready for BYOD?

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Blended classes greatly benefit from BYOD scenarios because most of the class instructional materials are on the cloud and all students need to do is to sync them on their devices.

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8 Visual techniques for organizing lessons and ideas in the classroom

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In a previous blog post I scratched the surface of the big topic of visual learning in schools and the idea that students of all grades could appreciate having more visual elements in their instruction.

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

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Designing learning materials for mobile devices. Whether we’re talking about creating mobile courses and learning materials from scratch or adapting the already available ones to the restrictions of mobile design, educators have their hands full.

Twelve Years Later: How the K-12 Industry and Investment Landscape Has Shifted (Part 2)

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If you bucket all instructional materials—core plus a broad view of “supplemental”—you have an estimated $6 billion instructional materials market. The second includes the “platform” players—Schoology, itslearning, Canvas, and other LMS-like platforms.

eBook details key strategies to manage digital curriculum

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According to the Consortium for School Networking’s 2015 IT Leadership Survey, 84 percent of school technology officials expect that at least half of their instructional materials will be digitally based within three years,” said itslearning vice president of sales and marketing, Matt Dobosh.

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Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Ten Free Resources and Tools

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Student Centered : Instructional materials shows student how to make their own trip. Highlights : Use in or out of an LMS, Great resources included. Welcome to this second post in a series devoted to supporting student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom.

OER: Some Questions and Answers

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They began to doubt that other development models must necessarily result in materials that are less effective. There is a growing body of research demonstrating that OER can be just as effective – or more effective – than commercial materials. material curation and upkeep).

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Home Internet Access for All Students Is a Game-Changer

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This issue is especially important for schools that have implemented educational technology game changers I’ve highlighted in previous blog posts: one-to-one computing , Open Educational Resources (OER) and learning management systems (LMS).

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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alone, there are 13,000 instructional designers. Instructional design is experiencing a renaissance. But I’ve come to believe that contemporary instructional design sits at the intersection of three core disciplines: learning science, human-centered design, and digital marketing. Most people with “instructional design” in their job title are involved in converting “traditional” written curriculum or in-person teaching into an online course.

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The Business of Education Technology

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The College Board also boasted about its partnership with Khan Academy, which would make SAT test prep materials freely available online. If those two say “ the LMS market glacier is melting ,” it’s probably melting. (I’m In May, their company began offering a subscription service for a report on the LMS market – a signal, perhaps, that “the march to replace the learning management system” won’t be over anytime soon.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ Texas , a Prized K–12 Market , Approves Wave of Instructional Materials.” Rather Harvard has outsourced instruction to the for-profit company Trilogy Education. Via e-Literate : “Experience Economy: Enterprise software view into persistence and future of LMS market.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

Hack Education Weekly News

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The company, which provides public radio and related instructional materials to classrooms, has raised $1.55 ” From Mindwires Consulting: “ e-Literate Big Picture: LMS.” Education Politics. “ U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Statement on the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.” ” Via The Atlantic: “ The Challenge of Educational Inequality.” ” Via NPR : “The U.S.