My History of Live Blogged Notes

When I attend webinars or participate in online courses and conferences, I usually live blog my notes. That helps me remember what I attended and what I learned, and it lets me share that knowledge with others. In a recent discussion about how I have learned about instructional design without getting a master’s degree, someone

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Storytelling LMS Presentation

Often when we talk about storytelling in learning, it’s related to e-learning. However, storytelling can be used in live presentations too. It’s much more interesting than a bunch of bullet points. I recently gave a short presentation for a client in the early stages of selecting their first LMS. They currently do very little e-learning,

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ID and e-Learning Links (2/2/14)

Whitepaper – Moodle 2 Repositories | Some Random Thoughts Gavin Henrick on Moodle Repositories, including tables comparing features tags: moodle ZebraZapps: Santa, Can We Talk? Example of a branching scenario activity with a coach and a meter showing progress on every screen, built in ZebraZapps tags: scenarios e-learning zebrazapps branching Feedback Interventions: Toward the Understanding

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2009 Review

It’s time for that annual ritual of looking back at the year. Unlike last year, this year I’m actually reviewing before the new year starts. What did I do this year? A few things come to mind. In January, we officially launched Sakai as our LMS, marking the end of a long process of choosing

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Sakai 3 Development Process

These are my notes from the webinar on the Sakai 3 development process by Michael Korcuska about Sakai 3 Participation. This is about the changes coming for Sakai and what needs to be done in the community right now to move development forward. This is a very different approach to an LMS, with the idea

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Blogging in a Walled Garden

One of the features of Sakai that our team was looking for in a new LMS is a blogging tool. I admit some significant improvements in usability are possible in this tool. However, it does give us the option of blogging within the system. Previously, we’ve used tools like Wikispaces and Edublogs, but we’ve had

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LMS Usability Testing

We’re down to two options for replacing our LMS, and we’re planning pilots for both of them. The first phase of our testing is going to be a usability test. I’m brainstorming what student tasks could be tested. Keep in mind that these are graduate courses with instructors. Looking at my list below, is there

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Building Better Moodle Rooms

These are my liveblogged notes from the Campus Technology webinar Building better Moodle rooms: Online strategies and best practices. My comments are in italics. Because it’s liveblogged, it’s mostly bullet points and some of it may be unclear. This webinar will be archived and should be available tomorrow; I’ll post the link then. Update: The

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Blackboard Patent Re-examined

Good news today–the Patent Office has agreed to review the overly broad Blackboard patent. The patent in question, “Internet-based education support system and methods” (U.S. 6988138), grants Blackboard a monopoly on most educational software that differentiates between the roles of teacher and student until the year 2022. This patent is very far-reaching and could affect

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