Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Last week Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle, the world’s leading open source learning management system, joined our Future Trends Forum to discuss the future of that technology. 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. What is the present and future direction by Moodle on this important topic?

Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Bryan Alexander

Last week Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle, the world’s leading open source learning management system, joined our Future Trends Forum to discuss the future of that technology. 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. What is the present and future direction by Moodle on this important topic?

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Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. That’s right, the identified nouns can give you keywords that will allow you to search a wonderful world of OER (Open Education Resources) on the internet. Remember OER resources provide curriculum that: Makes learning more authentic by giving the teacher the ability to localize learning. A Listing Of 25 OER (Open Education Resource Sites).

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How do we talk about “open” in the context of courseware?

Iterating Toward Openness

When we ask whether or not content is open, we mean is it openly licensed (is it OER)? Moodle) does not convert it to OER – the content continues to be All Rights Reserved. Likewise, putting OER (e.g., Blackboard) does not convert it to proprietary content – the content continues to be OER. Is the content OER?

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Open, Value-Added Services, Interaction, and Learning

Iterating Toward Openness

There was a lot of discussion at OpenEd17 about the relationship between OER and value-added services like platforms. And of course, Instructure (Canvas), Moodle Pty Ltd (Moodle), Longsight (Sakai), and other companies provide for-fee, value-added services around Learning Management Systems hosting and support. They do not have the technical expertise, the time, or the institutional support to engage meaningfully with OER. Concluding Thoughts and the Future of OER.

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Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

That’s right, the identified nouns can give you keywords that will allow you to search a wonderful world of OER (Open Education Resources) on the internet. While the nouns can help locate the important content that can be supported with OER (Open Education Resources) , it is the verbs that will take your students into Bloom’s higher order while conquering the 4C’s. Open Education Resources – Talk about big, this network brings together 44,129 OER tools for sharing curriculum.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“The Moodle / Blackboard Breakup: The Long and the Short of It” by e-Literate’s Michael Feldstein. Via Edsurge : “Campus Support for OER is Growing, Survey Finds.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. I’m starting on that project soon, and my god, this all looks so grim.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

It seems to me as though this year was pretty momentous too, if for no other reason than the open source LMS Moodle – first released 15 years ago and by far the most popular LMS in the world – raised its very first round of venture capital in October. Indeed, a few weeks after the funding news, Feldstein wrote about “Why Moodle Supporters Should be Concerned,” questioning the sustainability of the project.

Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] JANUARY MOODLE FORUM: THE LANDSCAPE OF K-12 ONLINE LEARNING ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Wed 26 Jan 03:30PM New York / Wed 26 Jan 08:30PM GMT / Thu 27 Jan 07:30AM Sydney Laura Mikowychok. The presentation will be followed, as always, by an open Q&A time with Laura for all of your Moodle questions. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The business of OER. Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein continues to fight the LMS fight: “Fear and Loathing in the Moodle Community.” (National) Education Politics. “ The Republican War on College ,” by The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson. “ Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education,” The Washington Post reports. And perhaps it’s not just higher ed.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

This week: “ OpenStax Partners with panOpen to Expand OER Access.” ” Via the BBC : “ Microsoft accused of Windows 10 upgrade ‘nasty trick’ ” Via Campus Technology : “ Moodle Intros Full Support for Competency-Based Ed.” Education Politics. Officials from 11 states are suing the Obama Administration over the guidance it recently issued regarding transgender bathroom policies and civil rights law.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “​ OER Researchers Don’t Disaggregate Data on Diverse Students. ” “Whither Moodle ?” (National) Education Politics. “To Understand Betsy DeVos ’s Educational Views, View Her Education,” says The New York Times. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “A Task Force With Falwell Is Happening, White House Says.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

OER-Enabled Pedagogy ” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley. ” Via Edsurge : “Why Moodle ’s Mastermind, Martin Dougiamas, Still Believes in Edtech After Two Decades.” Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill : Special Education.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

His wife is the co-founder of OER organization CK–12.). ” Via Bryan Alexander : “ Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions.” (National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education spoke to ALEC this week. The American Legislative Exchange Council is a right-wing organization that pens model legislation , including the “ Stand Your Ground ” gun laws, anti-union legislation , and laws that expand virtual schools.

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