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Learning Management & Course Management Systems

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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EctoLearning is a Solid Contender for Best Free Online CMS

March 20, 2011

EctoLearning offers useful course management functionality for free (and it’s all free, no limitations). Last week I decided the next step in searching for the best free online Course Management Systems was to take a closer look EctoLearning and Edu20.org. I’d already checked out Rcampus, MyiCourse, and SchoolRack, and while I found them each to be useful, I didn’t really […]

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Best free online Course Management Systems … the search continues

March 12, 2011

In this post we look at SchoolRack, then review results of our look at 4 different CMS apps, and decide what’s next. So far in this series, we’ve looked at Rcampus and MyiCourse, and now it’s time to move on to the other two candidates from our original selection of four online CMS/LMS apps that offer free functionality.  I tried to get […]

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Creating Simple Online Courses For Free With MyiCourse

February 27, 2011

Our quest for free web-based CMS and LMS tools continues with a trial run and overview of MyiCourse.com. This is the third in a series of articles in which I look at online LMS/CMS applications that offer free capabilities. In my first post, I narrowed these down to four apps that seemed to have few limitations in their free or very low cost […]

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Free Hosted Course Management Systems, A Closer Look – Rcampus

February 20, 2011

Rcampus is a fully featured application that provides a lot of it’s capabilities for free, but you will need to pay for some “premium” functions. Last week I started researching free, hosted Course and Learning Management Systems, in search of those that provide relatively unlimited use for little or nominal cost. My focus was to find apps that could be […]

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What Are The Best Free Hosted Course Management Systems On The Internet?

February 13, 2011

“Round 1” in a look at the many free, richly featured CMS & LMS apps available in the cloud. What options exist for teachers who want to try using a Course Management System, but don’t have one available in their school? Fortunately, there are many free CMS/LMS tools available on the Internet. The heavy snows across the […]

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Exploring the World of Free Teaching Productivity Resources on the Web

November 28, 2010

There are so many free productivity tools available on the Internet for today’s educators. I’m creating a resource page that list many of the most useful ones, and I’d love to have your input! By “productivity” tools and resources, I am referring to tools that can help teachers get their jobs done more efficiently or effectively, at no cost (beyond the […]

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Moodle 2.0 versus Blackboard 9.1 – a Brief Comparison

November 7, 2010

Taking a look at some of the similarities and differences between the newest versions of these two popular LMS’s. Thanks to contributor Olivia Coleman (olivia.coleman33@gmail.com) for collaboratively developing this guest post. Moodle and Blackboard are both popular online learning platforms with which educators can develop complete online course that can include multimedia content. But how do the two […]

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Lecture Tools – another free, hosted LMS tool

July 15, 2010

Deliberate Engagement of Computers in the Classroom I first read about Lecture Tools in this article from The Chronicle. This home brewed LMS tool from professor Perry Samson of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is available for free to instructors. While this application does not compare to the extensive functionality of full fledged LMS […]

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The Schoology LMS provides a lot of functionality for free

July 7, 2010

This web based Learning Management System  looks like a unique value proposition. “Schoology is a free web-based learning management system (LMS) built on a social network. Schoology leverages the familiarity of popular social media tools to improve communication and collaboration.” Admittedly, that’s not necessarily an extremely unique proposition, since some other LMS apps have some social networking types […]

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