Transforming Classrooms into Thriving Learning Communities with an LMS! My #ISTE18 ItsLearning Keynote

Teacher Reboot Camp

ISTE #ISTE18 #ISTE2018 #NOTATISTE #PassTheScopeEDU elearning ISTE 2018 keynote lms vleThis past week the incredible Alan November and I delivered mini keynotes for the Rethink Learning Summit hosted by ItsLearning. Huge thanks to Noah Geisel ( @senorg ) for recording both keynotes.

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Transforming Classrooms into Thriving Learning Communities with an LMS! My #ISTE18 ItsLearning Keynote

Teacher Reboot Camp

ISTE #ISTE18 #ISTE2018 #NOTATISTE #PassTheScopeEDU elearning ISTE 2018 keynote lms vleThis past week the incredible Alan November and I delivered mini keynotes for the Rethink Learning Summit hosted by ItsLearning. Huge thanks to Noah Geisel ( @senorg ) for recording both keynotes.

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Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Check out your VLE and see what tools and features already support collaboration and creativity. Does your VLE have forums, offer badges, or allow you to embed? If you are deciding on a VLE, consider the following. It is frustrating to only have a Learning Management System (LMS) or VLE accessible only when you are on campus. You, your students and their parents should be able to access the VLE outside of school.

Learning first, technology second

Learning with 'e's

Let me give you an example: Many schools, colleges and universities have by now implemented a managed learning environment (MLE) sometimes referred to as a virtual learning environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS).

3 things you should know about Edupunk

Learning with 'e's

Personal Learning Environment MLE rhizomatic learning VLE PLE edubusiness education Edupunk learning autodidacticism bricolage

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It's complicated

Learning with 'e's

e-portfolios FaceBook Games based learning higher education learning LMS Pokemon Go social media Technology Twitter university VLE YikyakDuring my recent tour of Australia, I spent a day working with University of Southern Queensland staff on the Toowoomba campus.

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The personal web

Learning with 'e's

For those who don't, the institutional VLE (or sadly, no web based use at all) is an alternative. This may sound like a climb down from my position on the death of the VLE, but It is not. Certainly not the VLE. VLE PLE education learning #ple_sou personal web

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Reciprocity learning

Learning with 'e's

Mark Curtis self disclosure George Mead Grainne Conole reciprocity learning #pleconf Charles Cooley PLE VLE learning PLN social comparison Leon Festinger

Creating an Online Classroom

Nik Peachey

Features The VLE it creates has a number of useful features. A messaging function which allows registered users to send personal or group messages to others registered on the VLE (this can be configured to forward messages on to email addresses if the user so chooses) A conferencing function. Because the VLE is text only, it makes it very quick to move around within the environment even if users are accessing the site through a dial-up connection.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

VLE – Virtual Learning Environment. The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. In fact, this list will be up to date for a few hours and then more acronyms and terms will come along!

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Photo Assignments for EFL ESL Students in Second Life

Nik Peachey

3D images project work second life virtual worlds VLE Word processor writing skillsOne of the things that I really like about Second Life is the rich visual imagery and the creativity that many of the builders there have put into designing their Islands.

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Microsoft's free Learning Content Development System

Nik Peachey

interactive learning online learning video VLEWhen Microsoft start giving stuff away for free, it always makes me curious, and when I spotted this free LCDS (Learning Content Development System) a while back I decided to download it and give it a try.

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Although it’s safe to say the entire US system won’t adopt a single platform like the Frog VLE, state and regional examples can learn from the variety of models that crop up.

Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

Bryan Alexander

Ah, the learning management system ( LMS ) ( VLE to some people). One of the central ed technologies, as well as one of the most controversial, and yet also accepted as a nearly universal commonplace. I’ve been tracking it since the 20th century.

Food for thought

Learning with 'e's

The second session was an interesting rehash of the infamous VLE is Dead symposium we conducted a couple of years ago at ALT-C 2009 in Manchester. This time, Richard and his colleagues discussed whether the VLE should be rebirthed.

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11 Tips for Engaging Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. Your virtual learning environment (VLE) should be easy to navigate, user-friendly, able to be translated, make good use of visuals and multimedia, mobile-friendly, protect the information and privacy of users, and provide necessary support and materials (possibly tutorials).

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Why 'A Domain of One's Own' Matters (For the Future of Knowledge)

Hack Education

So does learning how to navigate the VLE. Website design, I promise you – skills like HTML and CSS and Markdown – are going to look better on a CV than… well, no one boasts they can use a VLE except instructional technologists, and I don’t think the mission of Coventry is to graduate hundreds of those. These remarks were given at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab.

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Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

Bryan Alexander

Ah, the learning management system ( LMS ) ( VLE to some people). One of the central ed technologies, as well as one of the most controversial, and yet also accepted as a nearly universal commonplace. I’ve been tracking it since the 20th century.

Flipping Instruction for Struggling Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Embed videos on a virtual learning environment (VLE), a space on the web and also accessible on mobile devices, where students access the lessons or videos. Offer a choice of activities on your VLE! “The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time?” ” – Jonathan Bergmann. We can flip the traditional model of instruction to help support all our students!

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Offline Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

When they are connected to the Internet they can add to a Padlet or the class virtual learning environment (VLE). If you are working with no Internet connection, then students upload the images to a class laptop when they have time and you can upload it to the class VLE. “You can see an evident shift from formal curriculum-based learning to informal just-in-time learning, and this is just the beginning!” ~ Pooja Jaisingh.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

3) Your Managed Learning Environment (or VLE) - in whatever flavour your organisation has chosen - is a walled garden that allows conversations to be protected from outside eyes.

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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.

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Games for girls

Learning with 'e's

Check out this little gem from Dan Kennedy on the VLE/PLE debate. I''m a big advocate of student publications. Many have some great ideas to share, and we encourage student blogging very strongly in Plymouth.

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Good morning Barcelona!! Jim Groom at #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

There was a serious underpinning philosophy, where students gain a personal space on the web which they can control, and which is the antithesis of the institutional VLE/LMS.

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From Tech Newbie to Ninja to Sensei

Teacher Reboot Camp

You will need ninja learning community (a VLE/LMS ). “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates. Recently, I conducted a webinar for SimpleK12’s technology day, Technophobe to Technoninja. I had a fun time creating the presentation, The Tech Ninja Guide , which is full of tips for integrating technology effectively.

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Design for life

Learning with 'e's

The user interface on most VLE/LMS technologies is often too complex for students, who spend much more time trying to navigate and discover content than they do actually learning that content. This is number 30 in my series on learning theories.

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Rubicon Atlas, Schoolbox integrate curriculum with learning management

eSchool News

The collaboration will enable a bilateral approach to developing an integration between Atlas and the LMS/virtual learning environment (VLE) provided by Schoolbox. Live integration between Atlas and Schoolbox aims to streamline workflow and simplify data sharing for teachers and K-12 schools. Rubicon International, the creator of the curriculum management software platform Atlas, has announced a partnership with the learning management system (LMS) Schoolbox, created by Alaress.

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Flipping Instruction for Struggling Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Embed videos on a virtual learning environment (VLE), a space on the web and also accessible on mobile devices, where students access the lessons or videos. Offer a choice of activities on your VLE! “The “Flipped Classroom” starts with one question: what is the best use of my face-to-face class time?” ” – Jonathan Bergmann. We can flip the traditional model of instruction to help support all our students!

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We need to rethink university IT Services

Mark Smithers

There is little room for experimenting with tools beyond the VLE. Innovations and going beyond the VLE. As is often the case I’ve been spurred into action by a post from Martin Weller about IT services in universities. Specifically Martin describes these complaints about IT Services: Security is used rather the same way Governments use terrorism – as a means of controlling things and removing freedoms.

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'Education Technology's Completely Over'

Hack Education

Students often find themselves uploading their content – their creative work – into the learning management system (the VLE). This was the first-half of a joint presentation at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab.

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. Collaboration is where two or more people work together to achieve a common objective.

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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 ). On February 25th Casey Green and I met online for the third Future Trends Forum. We explored campus technology and faculty attitudes towards digital materials. Here is the full recording and my notes.

Learning pathways

Learning with 'e's

The institutional learning platform - the VLE - is a classic case of decisions made about learning without consulting the learner. I recently heard a story about the building of a new university campus. Unusually, the architect hadn't designed any pedestrian paths into his plan.

Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Nik Peachey

Many of the other commercially available LMS (learning management systems) and VLE (virtual learning environment) platforms aren’t doing any better.

From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

Learning with 'e's

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. Recently on this blog I featured an interview with Martin Weller , one of the keynote speakers for EDEN 2015.

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

Hack Education

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.

Learning technology teacher development blog: Online Video: For Language Development

Nik Peachey

VLE. (3). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Learning technology teacher development blog. Tips, resources and teaching materials for EFL and ESL teachers. Tuesday, 16 December 2008. Online Video: For Language Development.

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10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses

Nik Peachey

Here's an example of a document uploaded to Posterous: Example You can download Jing free from here Wiggio Wiggio Towards the end of the course I introduced the Wiggio VLE to the teachers.