Great changes in Etherpad-lite v1.5.5 release.

Etherpad-lite is an open source collaborative document editor written in Nodejs. I have mine using a MongoDB as the database and a whack load of plugins to improve formatting options. It runs standalone and is very simple to integrate into an LMS like Moodle or a Wordress blog. I have recently updated my instance from v1.5.0 […]

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What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?

Many teachers have long been frustrated with static, canned curriculum that doesn’t seem connected to kids’ lives, and testing requirements that drive the learning experience. So they, often in partnership with daring leaders, are pushing back, trying to find ways to meet the long-held goal of educators: Meeting each student’s needs and helping all to […]

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Designing an e-portfolio for assurance of learning focusing on adoptability and learning analytics

The Assurance of Learning for Graduate Employability framework is a quality assurance model for curriculum enhancement for graduate employability, enabling graduates to achieve “the skills, understandings and personal attributes that make [them] more likely to secure employment and be successful in their chosen occupations to the benefit of themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy” (Yorke, […]

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Ontology of “ePortfolio”

What do we associate with “eportfolio”?  Deep learning, engaged learning, integrative learning, reflective thinking, metacognition and other cognitive attributes.  But also we associate “eportfolio” with identity and personal development.  Personal development can apply to learning while enrolled in a program of formal study, or it can apply to personal development in a career.  We also […]

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LMS Industry User Research | Capterra

Capterra surveys over 100 Learning Management System users to uncover how they find, purchase, and use their LMS software.   The most popular LMSs among respondents track very well with our previously published research on the subject. Moodle was far-and-away the most used, with SumTotal/Skillsoft a close second, and Blackboard and Cornerstone vying for third. Source: www.capterra.com See […]

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Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics

In data mining and data analytics, tools and techniques once confined to research laboratories are being adopted by forward-looking industries to improve decision making. Higher education institutions are beginning to use analytics for improving the services they provide and for increasing student grades and retention. The U.S. Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan, as […]

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Making Student Data Part of the Conversation

In moving Humboldt Elementary to a more data-driven model, one of the first challenges that former principal Cole Young faced was figuring out how to use the data, how to share it, and how to get everyone on the same page with the numbers. The school didn’t have a culture of data, and creating one […]

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A New Architecture for Learning

The new IT architecture also requires that tools be able to “work together” to provide better information (analytics) to both faculty and students on their progress and to administrators on their usage. This may mean that data provided by apps is easily made available to an analysis service or even that one tool provides information […]

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Extensive Moodle System Architecture Overview

For many years, Moodle system has been the most preferred learning system for most learners, administrators, educators and institutions. It’s well customized designs makes it a great choice for making educational courses and settings. If you are new to Moodle systems, it’s good to learn the architectural design of this powerful web application. Moodle comprises […]

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