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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Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes


Aside from their home environment, where parents are responsible for teaching them what empathy means, school is where they spend most of their time, learning how to socialize, make friends, collaborate, solve conflicts, and so much more.

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Are You Ready for Generation Z

The Game Agency

They want to know that their work provides a social purpose and mission. Make sure you have a great website and active social media to attract talent. Why not invest in activity trackers and add a wellness game to your LMS. Generation Z refers to the group born between 1995 and 2010 and currently represents the largest population sector. They make up about 24% of the population (compared to Millennials representing about 22%, Gen X at 19% and Baby Boomers at 23%).

Florida Virtual School mirgrates to Brightspace

eSchool News

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide public school district in the state of Florida and international provider of education products and services, has selected D2L , a global learning technology provider, to deploy its Brightspace platform as the district’s new learning management system (LMS). Brightspace was designed with modern students in mind and offers a clean, responsive user experience as well as integrated social media, chat and advanced video features.

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching


Make sure that all your programs are focussed on the ultimate goal: improving students learning outcomes. Create attractive courses: Use a high-quality LMS to develop a library of attractive courses your teachers can take in their own time.

6 Examples of classroom tech that improves education


Fifty-nine percent of students who use social media say they use it to discuss educational subjects with their peers. Schools that use more software related to assessment reported higher student outcomes than those that didn’t.

5 Steps to take for successful PD for teachers


They need to learn about differentiated instruction , flexible learning environments, how to make the most of the school LMS, educational apps, or even VR and drones. Read more: 3 reasons why you should use a school LMS to deliver PD for teachers.

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How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture


Match online PD with specific goals Implementation options that can scale with your needs are an important consideration.find out if teachers can log into PD through your LMS. This keeps the PD focused on the outcomes you are looking for, and your teachers receive PD relevant to their needs.

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Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

An article published in the Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences indicates an increasing tendency to implement blended learning as a favored pedagogical approach due to the evident benefits it holds. social media or school intranet portal, etc. Enhanced assessment outcomes and detailed statistical data that can be obtained based on the participant’s performance.

Things to know before paying for online courses


Usually online courses are offered through an LMS , and all the good ones have this feature, but check just to be sure. Researchers concluded that there are no significant differences in learning outcomes when it comes to online learning courses compared to the classical ones.

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How can your institution attract students

Linways Technologies

You can raise the quality by multiple means including technology integration like Academic Management Systems and implementing learning theories like Outcome Based Education (OBE) , Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) etc. Defining the students’ choices of the 21st century.

Tips and Scoops from ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda


The ASU GSV conference stands out for being unabashedly capitalist, in the sense that everyone believes that delivering on profits and student outcome can go hand-in-hand. And social media feeds on our worst instincts when it comes to self-esteem.

Punk learning

Learning with 'e's

For some time, educators have been subverting established methods and turning their backs on institutional tools and technologies such as the managed learning environment (also known as LMS or VLE). By 1977, punk music had emerged as a creative force to be reckoned with.


Some parts of teaching are BETTER with remote learning. Here’s how to leverage that.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I asked teachers on my Facebook page recently to share some of the positive outcomes they’ve seen with teaching remotely in crisis. Some folks are having the opposite experience, and even those who prefer the face-to-face experience are still experiencing some positive outcomes.

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The emerging landscape of testing

Bryan Alexander

These concepts in turn shape an approach of using data to manage learning, as well as managing students and instructors, based on finely grained outcomes assessments. 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.

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When the Virtual and Physical Networks Converge


I live with the stereotypes media make about life and safety in my country, even while I work with American and British faculty every day who feel completely safe and happy living here.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. ”) It was certainly the outcome that investors were hoping for Edmodo , which raised $25 million in 2012, boasting that it had 15 million users. That’s because I now count AltSchool as an LMS.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Initially launched to challenge and inspire students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems, Choose2Matter has evolved into a movement that support parents, educators, and employees around the world.

10 Data-Science terms and their applications

Playware Studios

From conventional systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Accounting Information Systems (AIS) to new sources such as Social Media, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Knowledge Management Systems (KMS).

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Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

Graphite Blog

The Common Sense Media article " How much screen time is OK for my kid(s)? The classroom is a great place to model media balance. You can also promote media balance by making sure students are actively using the technology as opposed to passively consuming media. Be sure to research best media and tech recommendations to make sure you're using device time most efficiently. When and how much should students be using technology in class?

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

Related: How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning. 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.

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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning


The LMS reflects a content-driven concept of education that encourages learners to master what the university thinks they should know. Blogs, wikis and social media, on the other hand, are distributed across networks. That’s the only way they’ll be able to study the tools and understand how they’re impacting student outcomes. What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education


This is the outcome of a combination of forces: our persistent desire to get more people into and through higher education, and our anxieties about the spiraling growth of student debt and college tuition. 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.

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THE BRIGHTBYTES LEARNING OUTCOMES MODULE ( WWW.BRIGHTBYTES.NET ) The Learning Outcomes module captures millions of data points from any digital device usage, and triangulates it with district investment data and student achievement data.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Association of American Colleges and Universities on Wednesday announced the creation of the VALUE Institute , which will help colleges ‘leverage learning outcomes evidence to improve student success and ensure quality and equity in student learning.’” 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.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million.

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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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First Lady Melania Trump launched her “Be Best” campaign this week, encouraging people to be nicer on social media. ” Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “Postscript on Rio Salado Coverage: Clarity about different outcome types.” LMS-maker Fuse Universal has raised $20 million from Eight Roads Ventures. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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“When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. Offering “modules” in an LMS is, apparently, newsworthy. ” Also via Techcrunch : “ Parental control service ‘ Circle with Disney ’ to help with distracted driving, social media, kids’ chores & more.” Education Politics.

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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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Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Here’s a list of election outcomes pertaining to library-related measures , thanks to ” Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill has data on what LMS is used by large online programs. ” “ Social media causes some users to rethink their views on an issue,” says Pew Research Center. Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump.

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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. ” From Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Fall 2017 Edition.” (National) Education Politics.

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Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

While the collection of data – enrollment data, attendance data, graduation data, disciplinary data, standardized test data – has been mandated for some time now, new digital technologies bring with them an expanded capacity for data-mining as well as an underlying ideology that more data necessarily means better measurement , better “ outcomes ” and better “solutions.” Under surveillance when they use social media.

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