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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The Post-LMS World: Social, Simple, Modern, Mobile and Student-centric

Edsurge

Despite its name, the Learning Management System (LMS) is not about learning. The LMS was originally the CMS—Course Management System. Today, the LMS is a technological staple for all courses across higher ed, whether online or traditional brick-and-mortar institutions.

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Must-have features in any LMS

Neo 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? Mobile apps and/or responsive design It’s standard nowadays for any platform to have an app that’s downloadable from the major app stores. Gamification So ubiquitous and redundant, but every LMS should have some sort of gamification.

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The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

This is especially evident over the decade, as schools have increasingly adopted mobile learning as a signature initiative using BYOD and 1:1 programs and investing in tablets to provide their students with access to a wealth of relevant educational content and learning opportunities.

Yellowdig – Rich, Seamless Social Interaction in (or out) of Your LMS

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Collaboration & Brainstorming Learning Management & Course Management Systems Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social LearningPlatform Provides a ‘Missing Link' for Online Courses, and a Unique Sharing and Collaboration Tool for Courses and Groups of all Types When the folks from Yellowdig reached out to chat. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Haiku Learning (my LMS). Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development). Crescerance and MAD-Learn are my tools for mobile app development. The kids are programming apps and using the MAD (mobile app development) Learn platform.

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Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student

Neo LMS

Desktop computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, speakers, TVs, video projectors, recording cameras, online conference devices, presentation boards, printers, etc., Officially, any school’s purpose is to prepare its students for becoming highly accomplished members of the workforce.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

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.

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. Post-industrial society saw the emergence of personal computers, the Web and a global communication network of mobile phones.

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Learning management systems 101

Neo LMS

Today we’re going back to the beginning to discuss one of the basics tools in e-learning which is the learning management system, LMS, learning platform or whatever you like to call it. What is an LMS? LMSs revolve around the concept of flipped classroom , where the traditional educational arrangement is reversed by delivering lessons to the LMS, and having activities considered as homework done in the classroom. The LMS is the bread and butter of e-learning.

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11 Tips for Engaging Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are a few tips and resources from my presentation, Engaging Parents with Technology and Social Media. Every school needs a social media plan and guidelines. Check out how other schools use social media to inform parents. Have a VLE or LMS where students and parents can check grades, homework, see student work, be notified of important notices, and find important information.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

They expect the same flexibility, mobility and always-on services they get with everything from travel and entertainment, also from educational providers. It seems that many faculty are au fait with an LMS’s administrative abilities: posting assignments and grades, dropboxing students etc.

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7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. These students just don’t need another social status symbol tied to their persona.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series.

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World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

For example, of 40,000 children who were involved in a 2011 data breach , more than 10% of them had their social security numbers compromised and used by a cybercriminal. Child identity theft: the hidden threat that is more common than one may think.

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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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The best 5 wordpress themes for Testprep Coaching Institutes websites

Testpress

This theme has integrated the famous Learnpress LMS plugin. Mobile Responsive. Easy social media feeds. Here we present the best 5 WordPress themes for building a website for test prep coaching institutes.

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Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

Digital Textbooks Enable Collaboration: Keeping up with the social media trends, most digital reading devices are equipped with sharing features. Digital natives are no strangers to sharing posts and daily activities on social platforms. Kitaboo is a cloud-based content platform to create-publish-distribute interactive mobile-ready content.

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Future Proofing Your Video Platform: A Cautionary Tale About Obsolescence

Edsurge

Famous failures abound: Blackberry remained committed to the physical keyboard as its competitors leapfrogged them with smartphones and mobile apps. Newspaper executives ignored the shift as multi-modal “readers” gravitated toward sites that blended text, video and social media. The dominant technology platforms (SIS and LMS) used on campus were never architected to make effective use of live media. Passive video linked from an LMS no longer cuts it.

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TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

EdTechTeam

They correctly point out that file naming conventions are more and more being generated for the teacher and student through the LMS. (ie)

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Mobile : as humanity continues to migrate ever-increasing swathes of life into handhelds, educators slowly follow suit. Let’s see if higher ed figures out mobile-first design, as ELI recommends. The LMS A few themes: first, LMSes trying to resemble the modern (i.e.,

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.).

The emerging landscape of testing

Bryan Alexander

Learning management system (LMS) providers may start innovating and competing with each other to create data harvesting and analysis tools. Digital media has historically inspired this kind of learner autonomy in the work of educators like Papert; social media offers a technological basis for that in the present. Indeed, these skills may constitute fundamentals in an emerging digital literacy, especially in terms of student-managed social connections.

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Tools Harvard Computer Science Students Use to Collaborate, Stay Organized

MindShift

Malan has been pleased at how these meetups have gradually begun happening in social spaces, becoming a connection point between digital and analog support. He attributes some of his success with students new to computer science to the intentionally social aspects of the class.

Creating online learning with Riddle

Nik Peachey

On the surface Riddle is a great free tool for creating a variety of quizzes and polls that can have rich media embedded into them, but when you look below the surface it's actually a pretty sophisticated tool for quickly authoring engaging elearning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Inside Higher Ed takes a closer look at a game called Givling , a mobile trivia app “that promises winners a payout of up to $50,000 on their student loan debt.” ” SEL is “social emotional learning,” of course. ” ClassDojo is now a full social media platform for schools - this letter & video just emailed to parents. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

Judges liked the Bluetooth streaming functionality, its mobility, and its audio capabilities, allowing up to 6 users at a time to use it with headphones. Featuring a Windows PC, 13MP document camera, and 21-inch touchscreen with wireless HD mirroring functionality in a mobile podium.

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” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

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Indeed, Edutechnica, which also tracks LMS data, responds with their own numbers and says that Blackboard still has about two hundred more installations than Canvas and about a million more students using the software. Swing Education has raised $15 million from GV (Google Ventures), Kapor Capital, Ulu Ventures, Moment Ventures, Edovate Capital, Red House Education, Owl Ventures, and Social Capital. ” The Pew Research Center on “ Activism in the Social Media Age.”

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Meanwhile on Campus… Via Education Week (from last Friday – as I work on the week’s round-up of news, I try to avoid looking at social media, but I think there was another school shooting this morning): “10 Dead, Most of Them Students, and 10 Wounded in Texas High School Shooting.” An LMS ! ” Via NPR : “How Schools Across The Country Are Working To Detect Threats Made On Social Media.”

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Via the Udacity blog : “ Udacity Launches Mobile Developer Education with Facebook at F8.” Via iNews : “ University to monitor student social media to gauge well-being.” The LMS is displaying some of students' data back at them.). ” UVA’s Daniel Willingham on research on computers and children’s social lives. Education Politics.

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Via The Independent : “13-year-old girl arrested after contacting clown on social media and asking him to kill her teacher.” Via Edsurge : “ Salesforce Announces Mobile App for Advising at Dreamforce.” ” Via The Atlantic : “How ‘ Daycare ’ Became ‘ School ’ ” Via Edutechnica : “4th Annual LMS Data Update.” US Presidential Campaign Politics. There was a Vice Presidential debate this week.

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” Via The Nation : “ Trump’s Border Security May Search Your Social Media by ‘Tone’ ” Via Education Week : “Setback for DACA Supporters Places Program’s Fate Squarely in Trump’s Hands.” Via The West Australian : “ Mobile devices drive student suspensions.” Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill writes about the latest from the LMS provider Instructure , noting “culture as a competitive weapon.”

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Pokémon Go generated more than $160 million by the end of July, hitting $600 million in revenue within its first 90 days on the market – the fastest mobile game to do so. The names, names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth of about 1000 students in the Frederick County Public Schools in Virginia.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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. City native and rap superstar Fetty Wap released a music video last week for his latest single, ‘Wake Up,’ filmed at Eastside High School, according to social media posts by the rapper. Via Techcrunch : “Nearly 1 in 4 people abandon mobile apps after only one use.”

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Try this exciting new app to “catch ’em all” and participate in a mainstreaming of surveillance culture : a mobile app for finding bank robbers, built by the FBI. Via The Guardian : “ Facebook ’s new app for teens is ‘always public and viewable by everyone’ ” Bill Fitzgerald on “ Students and Social Media.” ” Edutechnica has new data on LMS trends , including installations and migrations.