Learning Management & Course Management Systems

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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4 Approaches to Making Sure You Can Always Access (and Never Lose) Your Lesson Plans and Notes

August 22, 2012

A variety of free tools that can help educators organize and deliver and access learning content, and help to make sure they never lose any of it! Guest post collaboratively written with Evan Fischer. Most teachers will agree that educating the leaders of tomorrow in today’s society is something of a labor of love. Although […]

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Implementing School Management Systems: Smaller Schools vs Larger Schools

August 3, 2011

Guest Post by Aris Samad – Co founder and CEO, QuickSchools.com. Mr. Samad’s post provides a nice introduction to his company’s easy-to-get-started with tool that provides some course management functionality and some student information system functionality. If you like what you read, and you’re in the market for an easy, hosted tool like this, click on over to […]

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K12.com is America’s Largest Provider of Online Education for Grades K to 12

June 1, 2011

Have you used the services of this growing international partnership-based online provider? I sat down last night to think about what my Wednesday post was going to be about. As soon as I sat down, a commercial came on TV for K12.com, a provider of “online public school” for grades K to 12. It wasn’t immediately clear what facts support the […]

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Education Technology Leadership Spotlight: Celebrating the Work of Salman Khan

May 22, 2011

Salman Khan is an inspiring education technology leader on a mission. If your interested in “ed tech”, you’ve probably already heard of him. I first wrote about Salman Khan work in this post in March of last year, and he has continued to experience growing success since, including a major nod from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sal Khan is a pioneer […]

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