Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

They indicate the richness of today’s unfolding LMS discussion, and help illuminate where things might be headed. Text question from Ed Finn: OER Game Changer – Moodle Community could separate it from Canvas and Blackboard who keep these types of sharing resources behind a wall.

Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

They indicate the richness of today’s unfolding LMS discussion, and help illuminate where things might be headed. Text question from Ed Finn: OER Game Changer – Moodle Community could separate it from Canvas and Blackboard who keep these types of sharing resources behind a wall.

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.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. Blog EdTech News News news OER

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Among them, I’ve updated my site to include a dedicated FAQ on open educational resources (OER). The FAQ is a collaboration of many involved with the movement and includes an OER infographic , suitable for downloading and re-sharing. I’d encourage those interested in the OER movement to subscribe to the bi-weekly OER Digest (a joint project of SPARC and the Student PIRGs ) to stay up to date. EdTech News News news OER

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Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

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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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

It’s not even an LMS, quite frankly – something Edmodo tried to use as a selling point for a little while. ” In reviewing Srnicek’s book in March, New York Times media journalist John Hermann wrote , Platforms are, in a sense, capitalism distilled to its essence.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The New Media Consortium announced in an email to its members that it would be immediately shutting down. iContracts has acquired the EasyCampus LMS from Educadium. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Student blasts Georgia Tech for monitoring his social media accounts, including details about his travel plans and activist work on campus.” (National) Education Politics. The GOP passed their tax plan.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

His wife is also the founder of the OER organization CK12. ” SEL is “social emotional learning,” of course. Kevin Carey argues in Washington Monthly “Why More Colleges Should Treat Students Like Numbers ”: Students who log on to the LMS, download materials, click on lectures, and contribute to discussions are much less likely to drop out than students who don’t.

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Hack Education

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 Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Top Hat ’s OER Announcement: Doubling down on faculty engagement.”

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I’ve never seen an education story receive quite as much attention from non-educators on social media. Via the Arizona Capitol Times : “ Arizona bill to ban school ‘ social justice ’ courses dies quickly.” Via WHIO : “ School social media director fired after correcting student’s misspelled tweet.” Via eCampus News : “ Cengage launches MindTap ACE, an OER-based solution for higher ed.”

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“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. The business of OER. (National) Education Politics. “ The Republican War on College ,” by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson.

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill on layoffs at the LMS Schoology. The American Library Association announced its youth media awards.

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IBM wants us to believe that Watson is incredibly powerful – powerful enough, even, to search 1000 OER. Absorb Software has raised $59 million from Silversmith Capital Partners to build an LMS. Just a reminder that Twitter does not care about your school’s social media initiative. (National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched a “rethink schools” tour.

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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 Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill : “About That Cengage OER Survey.” ” 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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e.g. “ Social justice miseducation in our schools” by J. " The majors include sociology, media studies, and political science. ” “How Social Media Can Help Teach Good Writing,” according to Edsurge. The company is co-founded by Nick Ducoff, formerly of the OER textbook startup Boundless. ” From Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Fall 2017 Edition.”

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Here’s media reporter Mathew Ingram’s take (and there are lots of takes out there. Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. This week: “ OpenStax Partners with panOpen to Expand OER Access.” Education Politics.

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