Nine tips for student-centered Sakai sites

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Sakai instructional design learning5 from @ProfHacker and a few of my own @AnaSalter.

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Self-asess your Sakai course

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Sakai Strategies assessment distance learningAssessment was the topic for the final week of the BlendKit course and the reading included a great list of rubrics to help participants examine their own work. My favorite rubric came from Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program. It was developed for a contest but can just as easily help instructors directly examine course materials for a blended or hybrid course in […].

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Share questions between Quizlet and Sakai

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News Product info Strategies assessment learning LMS Sakaicreate items in the app and port them over, using the markup options in the LMS.

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Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. The goal of the software giveaway is to jump-start “learning engineering,” the practice of applying findings from learning science to college classrooms.

Some Lessons Learned Supporting OER Adoption

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Over the last several years my fellow travelers at Lumen and I have learned a lot of painful lessons about supporting OER adoption among faculty. (In We manually rebuilt each course half a dozen times or more, in Blackboard, Sakai, Canvas, and other systems.

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How people actually use Blackboard, according to Blackboard

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How do instructors and learners use learning management systems? One response to these patterns? “To increase student engagement in Learn, instructors should consider adding assessments or discussion forums.”

Beware Edtech’s Equivalent of the Flashlight App

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This shift is happening in education technology as well, notably with the learning management system (LMS). The five most popular LMSs (Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, D2L and Sakai), which account for more than 90 percent of the market share in higher education, are all designed based on a 10-year-old standard called the Learning Tools Interoperability (or LTI) standard. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Longtime Higher Ed Leader (and Former U.S. Congressman) Argues For a ‘Networked College’

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It’s a key claim in his new book, “ Free-Range Learning in the Digital Age: The Emerging Revolution in College, Career, and Education ,” due out next month, and it’s one that might unsettle college administrators accustomed to directly overseeing more campus services in-house. I remember in the early part of this decade, or the last decade, when about 10 colleges got together and they were going to create their own learning management system.

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How Social Media Encourages Plagiarism (and Six Ways You Can Fight It)

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What’s more, the act of plagiarizing cheats students out of opportunities for authentic learning. Plagiarizing is the most toxic type of cheating because it undermines students’ intellect, creativity and confidence by removing the learning experiences that were meant to develop and encourage those natural traits. Some plagiarism checkers are compatible with popular learning management systems , simplifying the overall process for teachers.

What next with the LMS? A conversation with Phill Hill, continued

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What will the learning management system ( LMS ) become? Student Success – Does the LMS improve learning? What’s happening with Sakai? Adaptive learning and analytics – Who is the market leader in Adaptive learning and analytics driven learning (sriram) .

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What next with the LMS? A conversation with Phill Hill, continued

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What will the learning management system ( LMS ) become? Student Success – Does the LMS improve learning? What’s happening with Sakai? Adaptive learning and analytics – Who is the market leader in Adaptive learning and analytics driven learning (sriram) .

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Bill Haslam that the time they spend preparing for and taking standardized tests would be better spent doing hands-on learning activities.” ’” Via Techcrunch : “ Flatiron School teams up with Re:Coded to help Syrian refugees learn to code.” ” UC Davis suffered a week-long LMS outage , and lots of folks had to weigh in with their thoughts on what this meant about Sakai , running one’s own infrastructure , and open source.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Here’s What We Learned” by Jawwad Siddiqui , founder of SharpScholar. “ Sakai Is Probably Healthier Than You Think,” Michael Feldstein suggests. Via Apple : “ Swift Playgrounds App Makes Learning to Code Easy & Fun.” ” Can people please read Seymour Papert before launching their learn-to-code product and/or writing PR for it? Education Politics.