Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

The development of formal thinking and logical reasoning skills is necessary to achieving deeper learning. Educators should first immerse themselves in professional development focused on building inquiry skills, possibly within the field of philosophy. Learning to think deeply is a prerequisite to planning lessons with flexibility and creativity, both of which are critical aspects to […]

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Researchers Hunt for ‘Secret Sauce’ of Digital Learning Success

What makes some digital learning initiatives successful and others not? That’s the focus of a 2014 study released Wednesday by the America’s Promise Alliance’s Center for Promise. The study is titled “Wired to Learn: K-12 Students in the Digital Classroom,” and it examines how five school districts implemented digital learning strategies to help students succeed […]

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Nginx Moodle Configuration

Moodle is a free software built to help educators to create online courses and help teachers to interact with students. It’s one of the most popular e-learning platforms around the world. And of course, it runs pretty well on Nginx webserver. So, today I’m going to show you how to get the latest version of Moodle […]

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Tin Can tracking. Trust me, I’m not Big Brother!

“In the words of the guys at Rustici: “Tin Can API (sometimes known as the Experience API) is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it possible to collect data about the wide range of experiences a person has (online and offline)”. One of the things this means is that learning professionals could […]

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Joomdle 1.0.1 released

“Joomdle – Seamlessly integrate Joomla with the leading Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle.” Change: + Added support for course summary files + Added support for badges + Added new option to Joomdlehooks plugin to choose event to use for SSO + Added new option to enable/disable welcome email on course purchases + Added support for […]

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Web Analytics for your ePortfolio

Web Analytics for your ePortfolio from matthieua Mahara offers basic statistics by default, but advanced reporting functionnality is not available. By using a separate tool that integrates well with Mahara, such as the open source Piwik, Mahara administrators can benefit from a multitude of insightful analytics reports. This presentation will showcase some examples of such […]

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4 Ways to Increase User Confidence in Moodle

Moodle provides a great platform to aid in moving education online. But as with any new and disruptive technology, some people – teachers and students alike – are reluctant to adopt and even embrace it. However, there are ways to increase user confidence so that they can explore the software and in turn gain maximum […]

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Badges and Moodle Part 2 – Mark DuBois Weblog

Here are the steps I went through (along with screen captures).In Illustrator, I created a new file with a single artboard. I really didn’t care that much about the size as I wanted to have something which would be roughly 150 x 150 pixels as a finished product. I just needed room to work. The […]

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