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6 VR Trends to Watch in Education

Campus Technology - 16 Mayo, 2017 - 18:30
What virtual reality gadgets and tools can educators look forward to in the near future? The ed tech strategists behind Digital Bodies share their observations, highlighting a few products to be on the lookout for.

Epson Intros Smart Board-Compatible Projector

Campus Technology - 16 Mayo, 2017 - 18:30
Epson today announced a new ultra-short-throw projector designed to work with Smart Technologies' Smart Board M680 and 880 interactive whiteboards.

The future of learning is social?

Pontydysgu - Bridge to Learning - 16 Mayo, 2017 - 18:08

In the stream of tweets passing by on the top of my screen I noticed a link to a article called ‘The end of Formal Learning Content’ by Juliette Denny on the web site.

“Since formal learning content takes up so much time, and is often hit-and-miss, what would happen if we got rid of it completely? Is it possible to have a content-free learning program?”, asks Juliette.

She goes on to say the first casualities of such a change would be training managers. But “a new post of ‘training facilitator’ has just opened up. Although it has similarities to the dusty old ‘training manager’ role, the purpose is quite different. Instead of trying to make people learn, it’s the training facilitator’s job to let people learn. Rather than prescribe a rigid structure, it’ll be up to them to create the right environment and focus on keeping the learners engaged.”

Juliette points to small learning bites for what would still be formal learning but user generated content, discussion and interchange on a social learning platform as the answer for the future.

Nothing wrong with any of this. However, I think it underestimates the degree of culture change and the amount of work in organising social learning. In the EmployID project we have been experimenting with social learning and in particular with the role of participants as learning facilitators themselves. The evaluation results are pretty impressive, especially as people who say they never liked ‘traditional elearning’ but love our courses. But promoting the discourse required for social learning takes some considerable effort. We have been using different MOOC platforms (albeit with limited numbers – the largest had around 400 signed up. The MOOC platforms do not really support social learning and we are casting around for an alternative. And if we were to get truly massive numbers participating, I thing we would need some numbers of moderators to properly support learners.

So I am heartened that the elearning industry is recognising the potential of social learning – if only in a blog article. But I think there is more work to be done in understanding how such learning can be facilitated.


Todas las Novedades de Moodle 3.3, la Última Versión del Mejor LMS del Mundo

Moodle News - 16 Mayo, 2017 - 16:46
Story available in English. La tan anticipada versión 3.3 del Sistema de Gestión del Aprendizaje (LMS) más popular del mundo ya está disponible para su descarga e instalación. La cantidad de...

Turn Your Moodle Into A Web Coding Forest With The CodePen Filter Plugin

Moodle News - 16 Mayo, 2017 - 14:18
Initiatives to teach coding, from K-12 to professionals, keep popping up in more places each day. But they all seem to fall into one of two booby traps. They are either too linear when illustrating...

Students Say Challenging Curriculum Is a Top Barrier to On-Time Graduation

Campus Technology - 16 Mayo, 2017 - 12:00
More than a third (38 percent) of college students in a recent survey reported they are somewhat worried or very worried that they won't graduate on time, and half (52 percent) are concerned that they won't be able to find a job.

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CMU Researchers Roll Out Machine Learning App to Manage App Privacy Settings

Campus Technology - 15 Mayo, 2017 - 21:00
A team of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers launched a mobile app that helps Android users configure many privacy settings necessary to take control of their personal data. The project expands the frontiers of the university’s “IoT expedition,” a collaboration with Google and several other higher ed institutions that aims to create new technology for the Internet of Things.

Blackboard Kicks Off First Hackathon for Developers and College Students

Campus Technology - 15 Mayo, 2017 - 20:00
Education technology company Blackboard today launched its first-ever hackathon event called “Hackboard,” open now through mid-June.

U.S. Colleges Face Potential Loss of $250 Million from Drop in International Enrollments

Campus Technology - 15 Mayo, 2017 - 19:37
The "Trump effect" could smack American colleges and universities to the tune of a quarter of a billion dollars in tuition and fees if international student enrollment drops by only 5 percent.

L'aprenentatge per projectes. Entrevista a Fernando Hernández

Educació Demà - 15 Mayo, 2017 - 18:53

El Fernando Hernández és catedràtic de la Facultat de Belles Arts de la UB, doctorat en Psicologia i formador de professors de tots els nivells educatius. S’ha especialitzat en processos d’innovació educativa i canvi curricular, i en educació artística. Participa en equips de recerca multidisciplinar i és ponent i professor de diverses universitats nacionals, americanes i anglosaxones.

Darrerament sentim molt a parlar del treball per projectes, però a què es fa referència exactament?

21st-century propaganda: A guide to interpreting and confronting the dark arts of persuasion

OLDaily - 15 Mayo, 2017 - 17:54

Gideon Lichfield, Quartz, May 15, 2017

Good article looking at how the internet is being used to support influence and propaganda, with a good helping of George Lakoff (and the theory of frames and metaphors) and a typology of modern media manipulation. None of which, at heart, is new. "What’s changed, of course, is the internet, and the many new ways it creates for falsehoods to reach us. The power of populism today lies in its ability to combine 20th-century propaganda techniques with 21st-century technology, putting propaganda on steroids." [Link] [Comment]

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You Can Now Bridge Google, Microsoft Services Into Moodle 3.3

Moodle News - 15 Mayo, 2017 - 17:46
One of the most expected new features in Moodle 3.3 is the integration with online office suites. To settle the spirits, Moodle HQ took the diplomatic route and enabled both Google and Microsoft...

Enchanting Enhancements To Activity Completion Options For Moodle 3.3

Moodle News - 15 Mayo, 2017 - 17:24
A set of small but powerful features have come into the Moodle Activity completion options in the 3.3 release. They are designed to provide a more critical follow-up of student behavior and...

Font Awesome For Fast, High-Resolution, Accessible Icons In Moodle 3.3

Moodle News - 15 Mayo, 2017 - 16:59
No matter how much internet speeds increase in each new generation, efficiency is a critical concern of every IT operation. The entry of mobile as a more dependable connection to the internet...

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition

e-Literate - 15 Mayo, 2017 - 16:22

By Phil HillMore Posts (476)

This is the ninth year I have shared the LMS market share graphic, commonly known as the squid graphic, for US and Canadian higher education. The original idea remains – to give a picture of the LMS market in one page, highlighting the story of the market over time. The key to the graphic is that the width of each band represents the percentage of institutions using a particular LMS as its primary system.

Last year we made a big shift based on our LMS market analysis service – we are working with LISTedTECH to provide market data and visualizations. This data source provides historical and current measures of institutional adoptions, allowing new insights into how the market has worked and current trends. Our spring report for subscribers will be released this month. Data for 2017 goes through April 1 of this year.

A few items to note:

  • As has been true since 2012, the fastest-growing LMS is Canvas. There is no other solution close in terms of matching the Canvas[1] growth.
  • While we continue to show Canvas in the Open Source area, we have noted a more precise description as an Open Core model.
  • Blackboard continues to lose market share, although the vast majority of that reduction over the past few years has been from customers leaving ANGEL. Blackboard Learn lost only a handful of clients in the past year. At this point ANGEL has is under 1% of market share.
  • With the University of Phoenix move from a Homegrown system to Blackboard Learn Ultra, the band for Homegrown has dropped to less than 1% of institutions.
  • Pearson’s has announced LearningStudio’s end-of-life for the end of 2017, and there are some big for-profit systems moving to D2L Brightspace and to Canvas. In fact, you can already see Brightspace increasing growth from past years based largely on former LearningStudio clients.
  • There is a growing line for Other, capturing the growth of those systems with less than 50 active implementations as primary systems; systems like Jenzabar, Edvance360, LoudCloud Systems, WebStudy, Schoology, and CampusCruiser. Of these, Schoology is growing the most, primarily from smaller private institutions (their sweet spot). At this rate, Schoology may move to its own band by next year.
  • It is interesting to reiterate that both Homegrown and Other categories have decreased over the past two years.

For a better description of the LMS market analysis service, read this post and / or sign up for more information here.

  1. Disclosure: Subscribers to our market analysis service include Instructure, D2L, Blackboard, Pearson, Schoology, and University of Phoenix.

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Así fue (Muy Probablemente) el Proceso de Producción de Moodle 3.3

Moodle News - 15 Mayo, 2017 - 16:16
Story available in English. Con el reciente lanzamiento de Moodle 3.3, vale la pena repasar el proceso que tiene lugar cada seis meses en Moodle HQ, la Casa Matriz de Moodle en Perth, Australia. Para...

New Course Overview, The Single Best Reason To Upgrade To Moodle 3.3 Now

Moodle News - 15 Mayo, 2017 - 16:14
The Moodle Users Association is the gift that keeps on giving for the Moodleverse. Intended as an independent way to gather views and efforts from Moodle users around the world in a a more...

A Higher Wired Act: New Moodle 3.3 Features For Admins

Moodle News - 15 Mayo, 2017 - 15:53
Administrators of Moodle 3.3 sites are about to enjoy a more interconnected platform, as this new release expands and refines the integration of the Open Source LMS with more services. Internally, it...