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University Students’ Expectations of Teacher Use of an LMS, Pt. 5

The main issue seems to be, then, that educators need to become engaged. So how do we get teachers engaged? While many educators desire one-on-one help with an instructor that […]

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University Students’ Expectations of Teacher Use of an LMS, Pt. 4

New and upcoming generations of students demand more and more the implementation of tools such as an LMS in their everyday coursework in their schools, maybe particularly universities. It becomes, […]

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University Students’ Expectations of Teacher Use of an LMS, Pt. 3

Throughout, university students’ opinions regarding LMS use at their schools was very positive, especially in terms of its potential. Students were eager to adopt the usage of an LMS, even […]

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University Students’ Expectations of Teacher Use of an LMS, Pt. 2

In winter 2006, students at the University of Denver also using Blackboard as their LMS expressed general satisfaction with it. They were very pleased because of the LMS’s ease of […]

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University Students’ Expectations of Teacher Use of an LMS, Pt. 1

A survey conducted at an Australian university in Oct. 2006 looked to get student feedback on present and future IT services and the e-learning available. In particular, the university desired […]

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Pedagogical Perspectives in LMS Courses: 5) Laurillard’s Conversational Model

One pedagogical approach in designing courses using an LMS is Laurillard’s Conversational Model. Laurillard’s model outlines the five different media forms in an LMS-based course: narrative, interactive, communicative, adaptive, and […]

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Pedagogical Perspectives in LMS Courses: 3) Social-Constructivist

The Social-Constructivist approach to designing an LMS-based course is unlike the Instructional approach in that rather than having a teacher as the expert and stressing a relationship between the students […]

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Pedagogical Perspectives in LMS Courses: 2) Instructional Design

Instructional Design is an approach we’ve all experienced: the curriculum-based format in which the teacher dispenses information. Former posts discussed problems with traditional classroom pedagogy, and how these days, and […]

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Pedagogical Perspectives in LMS Courses: 1) Starting Out

Before creating an LMS-based course, it’s important to have an understanding of the different pedagogical perspectives that exist.  Have you ever come up with a great idea for a story, […]

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Language Acquisition Potential in Learning Management Systems

Online language courses run by learning management systems can be quite successful, despite some critiques. First of all, one could argue that online language courses address all kinds of problems […]

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The Shortcomings of Existing LMS Language Courses

High school level LMS-hosted language classes are a perfect example of courses leaving something to be desired.  The Spanish teacher for whom I substitute-taught had taped colorful signs on the […]

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Student Interaction and LMS Language Courses

Students taking the LMS-hosted Spanish course told me this was among their favorite classes–ever. They were able to look at Spanish words and understand, más o menos, what was happening […]

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An Experience in a Spanish Language E-Learning System

A few months ago, I spent two days in an alternative school classroom, substitute teaching a Spanish language class. I read the lesson plans, notes for the substitute that outline […]

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LMS-Hosted Language Courses in the U.S.

The United States is world-renowned for its shortcomings in second-language knowledge. It’s not a false stereotype; according to the U.S. Department of Education, out of every 100 college credits taken […]

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University Student Satisfaction with Learning Management Systems

At the start of 2008, about 4 million students were taking online courses in universities and other higher education institutions, many of those courses hosted by learning management systems. How […]

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Why Should More High Schools Use LMSs?

LMS use in both businesses and schools is on the rise. However, though LMSs are commonly used in universities, the spread of standard use in high schools is relatively sluggish. […]

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Choosing an LMS Authoring Tool

Most LMS buyers use an authoring tool to create course content, which is then hosted on an LMS. The buyers need to choose an authoring tool that integrates smoothly with […]

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Facebook as Inspiration for LMSs

Creative educators and recruiters using LMSs may consider taking into account applications like the ones used by Facebook. Although the most popular activities on Facebook are profile- and picture-browsing, there […]

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Is Facebook a Learning System Tool Worth Considering?

Any school teacher working with online learning systems can tell you that among the five top websites they catch students using against the rules in class is Facebook. It’s just […]

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