EdTech Acronyms Explained


MOOC – Massively Open Online Course (an online course which has video lectures, problem solving activities, texts and an online community of fellow learners). VLE – Virtual Learning Environment.

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False frontiers

Learning with 'e's

You could see where we might place formal learning using a VLE, or where students might meet to chat using Facebook, for example. MOOCs take learning even farther away from the classroom. Technology spaces education classroom MOOCs collaborative learning school flipped classroom

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A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Fortunately, there is a vast amount of content already available, such as YouTube videos, MOOCs, multiple choice questions and web-based resources. Have you ever felt that the traditional classroom structure we’ve all grown used to is a bit too limiting for the today’s day and age?

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.


Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

We then dove into the learning management system ( LMS in the US; VLE in Europe ). For example, MOOCs are still weak on completion and learning, but evolving. On February 25th Casey Green and I met online for the third Future Trends Forum.

Good morning Barcelona!! Jim Groom at #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

He has set up a number of alternative learning experiences, but most notably, his MOOC on digital storytelling, more commonly known as ds106, has had tremendous impact on what we now consider to be possible with global, networked learning.

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From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

Learning with 'e's

Don''t get me wrong, it wasn''t like MOOCs or anything, but it was a pretty strong response from a simple blog post. None of this happens in an LMS (or VLE), in fact, that systematic design of that system is anathema to all of these crucial elements of educating in the digital era.


The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This is part of the push for MOOCs, we must be honest.). In education, that’s the learning management system (the VLE) perhaps. This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab.