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Open Source Learning Management Systems with Significant User Bases

There is a number of widely-used open source learning management systems, all suitable for different purposes. Three such platforms are Claroline, Ilias and Moodle, though the list goes on. Claroline, […]

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The Benefits of an Open Source LMS

To continue with the question posed in the previous post, is it strategically smart for companies to use open source LMSs? Is it ultimately profitable? If not, why do so […]

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Are Open Source Learning Management Systems a Wise Business Strategy?

Michael Leboeuf, a universally renowned business author and consultant, has said that “a satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” When it comes to open source systems, it’s […]

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The Ever-Expanding LMS Industry

The LMS industry strides alongside globalization, still new, expanding, and full of promise and potential. Competitors include the smaller LMS product vendors, enterprise resource planning vendors, consulting firms, and training […]

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Content Quality Concerns in LMS Courses

One dilemma in the software industry is that program designers are often masters of engineering and programming, but lacking in knowledge of psychology. The industry is driven largely by profits […]

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Ergonomics in Learning Management Systems

The ease with which students with disabilities (and everyone else) interact with a learning management system can be aided through the use of ergonomic accessories. Ergonomics, the science of designing […]

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Online Learning Systems for Dyslexic Children

Parents with dyslexic children may seek new learning systems to accompany their children’s progress in school. The World Federation of Neurology says dyslexia is “a disorder manifested by difficulty in […]

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Teaching the Hearing Impaired in a Learning Management System

In creating a learning management system, another group to consider is the hearing impaired. Training centers for the deaf and hearing impaired are usually located in big cities, making it […]

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Teaching the Visually Impaired in a Learning Management System

Speech synthesis is a useful facility in creating a learning management system with greater accessibility not only to visually impaired learners, but to the general public. The ability to verbally […]

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Learning Management Systems for People with Disabilities

Technology has opened a world of possibilities to reach learners and trainees who have formerly experienced greater difficulty accessing information. One such group is people with disabilities. Assistive technologies enable […]

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10 Issues in a Learning System: 10) Peer Groups

Often in learning systems, teachers fail to take advantage of a vital resource: peer groups. This may be partly due to challenges posed by peer group learning systems. For example, […]

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10 Issues in a Learning System: 9) Learning Objectives and Myths

It’s important to keep learning systems comprehensive and simple, and to do this one must avoid using scientifically dubious theories. Fads in learning systems are often proven ineffective, so the […]

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10 Issues in a Learning System: 8) Learning by Doing

As Aristotle once famously said, “The things we have to learn before we do them, we learn by doing them.” This axiom should be heeded in any learning system. A […]

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10 Issues in a Learning System: 7) Context, Pt. 2

One way a learning system can help learners access information stored in the brain is the use of background stimuli. When learning, we integrate learning messages and background stimuli in […]

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10 Issues in a Learning System: 7) Context, Pt. 1

Have you ever been well educated on a subject, but when the time came to put your knowledge into practice, you didn’t feel entirely confident? In analyzing how memory retains […]

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10 Issues in a Learning System: 6) Attention

I can tell you first-hand how gigantic the difference is between taking a class with 20+ students, 8, or 1. In addition to doodling and daydreaming, you have the optional […]

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10 Issues in a Learning System: 5) Memory Types

The traditional learning system is disproportionately biased: most material is presented in the form of text and text only (semantic). This, of course, works for many—and again, for many, it […]

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10 Issues in a Learning System: 4) Order

The order in which content is presented to your learners is another crucial aspect of a learning system. It seems rather obvious that content ought to be taught in a […]

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10 Issues in a Learning System: 3) Distribution

A crucial concept, and yet one of the simplest to implement once you get down to business with your learning system. Teachers with the best intentions can get caught up […]

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10 Issues in a Learning System: 2) Overload

Overwhelmingly common, this pattern permeates learning systems across the globe. Learners become saturated with minutiae interspersed with what they’re actually supposed to focus on, or, even worse, there is so […]

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