Tag Archives: LMS

My class, two weeks in

Teaching for the first time in sixteen years continues to be exhilarating and fascinating. LDES-703 is an interesting experiment, a hybrid on several levels.  Our live sessions take place one night each week.  For those most of the students gather … Continue reading

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Middle and high school students making history with 3d printing

As a futurist I’m always looking for stories and datapoints that suggest possible directions for education and technology.  Sometimes I’m actively involved in those stories. Last Saturday I helped judge a Vermont 3d printing contest.  This is an annual event, … Continue reading

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20 years into the future of education, via Blackboard

Learning management system giant Blackboard recently published a series of interviews concerning the future of education (pdf).  It’s a useful look into some key ideas and trends. I’m not sure how Blackboard assembled these people, or by what criteria, but … Continue reading

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Moodle and the next LMS: reflections and more questions

Last week Martin Dougiamas, the creator of Moodle, the world’s leading open source learning management system, joined our Future Trends Forum to discuss the future of that technology. Someone on the Moodle.com site wrote up an extraordinarily rich report on … Continue reading

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Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

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 … Continue reading

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What next with the LMS? A conversation with Phill Hill, continued

What will the learning management system (LMS) become?  Yesterday the Future Trends Forum met with Phil Hill of E-literate and Mindwires to explore this question, based on Phil’s extensive expertise. Discussion began at an energetic clip and built rapidly from there.  You … Continue reading

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How people actually use Blackboard, according to Blackboard

How do instructors and learners use learning management systems?  Blackboard shared some interesting stats about what people actually do with their LMS.  The results confirm what many LMS critics (like myself) have been saying for a while.  It’s impressive that … Continue reading

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Portrait of a technology-using professor in 2016

Derek Bruff just launched a podcast about teaching with technology, called Leading Lines (and if you don’t know Derek, you should.  He’s brilliant, thoughtful, and the world’s guru for teaching effectively with clickers).  Leading Lines is aimed at present-day teaching, … Continue reading

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