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Learning Management & Course Management Systems

D2L Introduces Next Generation Adaptive Learning Technology in Brightspace LMS

April 29, 2015

Advanced Adaptive Learning Tool is one of Several Enhancements Targeted to Help Accelerate Attainment Rate to 60% D2L has just released its Spring 2015 update for its Brightspace LMS and has backed it up with a bold goal: “Given the current trajectory, the Administration’s target of 60% [degree attainment rate] by 2020 is in jeopardy […]

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview – D2L Founder & CEO John Baker

February 15, 2015

D2L is a recognized innovator in the Learning Management System market space, regularly incorporating emerging technologies in their flagship LMS, recently renamed “Brightspace“. In this interview, D2L’s CEO John Baker, who has provided visionary leadership since he founded the company in 1999, shares examples of many ways that teachers and schools are leveraging advanced functionality […]

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Five Things to Consider When Purchasing an LMS for K-12

January 1, 2015

These Considerations can Help Schools Make an Informed LMS Selection Educators sorting through the vast number of learning management systems (LMSs) currently on the K-12 market have to deal with the fact that different systems offer different features and to different degrees. That means that purchasing an LMS is a matter of deciding which one […]

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20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration

May 4, 2014

These Free Applications can Enable a Tremendous Variety of Collaborative Teaching and Learning Interactions and Activities The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools […]

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10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent (and Hugely Popular) Digital Learning Platform

December 1, 2013

Edmodo is a Premier Online Learning Tool for K-12, for Good Reason. Do you Know Edmodo? I’ve been aware of Edmodo and respected its capabilities and popularity for a few years now, but recently my appreciation for this application’s utility and significance has really grown. During the recent Teaching and Learning with the iPad conference, […]

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How to Build an Online Proprietary Campus – Lessons from the Field

November 26, 2013

Important Considerations to Keep in Mind When Implementing an Online Learning Program You’re in the snack aisle, and the question arises: Do you buy the box of cookies or make them from scratch? After three hours coated in flour in the kitchen, that package of Oreos on the grocery store shelf seems like the better […]

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Making the Most of TeacherWeb for Classroom Use

August 27, 2013

This template-driven web tool for teachers provides rich functionality for a very low price. TeacherWeb is a company that provides “template websites” for teachers to use in the classroom, which parents and students can also access at home. While the company provides a collection of pre-defined — and highly usable — webpage formats and layouts […]

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The Key Components of a Successful Mobile Learning Management Solution

July 21, 2013

Preparing today’s LMS and CMS applications for the mobile revolution. With the recent boom in smartphone and tablet ownership, mobile learning is fast becoming the norm. To be successful, a learning management system (LMS) needs to adapt to changing student needs. A mobile revolution is truly underway. There are already more mobile devices than people […]

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ThinkWave – Bringing Key Elements of Administrative and Instructional Technologies Together to Facilitate Teaching

November 14, 2012

Combining elements of the SIS, the LMS/CMS, and a Portal, to create something uniquely powerful. Recently, ThinkWave co-founder John Poluektov reached out to me to introduce this application to me. On first glance, ThinkWave struck me as being purely an administrative technology, and not really an instructional one. John took the time to provide informative […]

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The College of Westchester is Participating in Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative

September 26, 2012

The OLI aims to combine open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research to improve learning and transform higher education. Funded, in part, by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The William and Flora Hewitt Foundation and the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Mellon University “Open Learning Initiative” is leveraging technology in pursuit of improving the […]

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