#Instructional Design #LMS #pedagogical approach

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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Author: Coggno Inc.

#LMS #pedagogical approach #pedagogical perspective

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 #language program #Learning Management System

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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#LMS #online language course #second-language ability

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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#language acquisition #LMS #Spanish teachers

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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#Learning System #online learning #Spanish language

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 #online language course #second-language ability

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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#higher education #Learning Management System #online courses

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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#collaborative learning #LMS #online learning

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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#authoring tool #LMS #SCORM

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 #LMS #social networking sites

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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#Facebook #Learning System #online learning

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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#customization options #Learning Management System #Moodle

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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#LMS #LMS product vendors #open source software

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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#business strategy #Learning Management System #software licenses

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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#ASTD #eLearning Guild #LMS

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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#LMS #online learning #pedagogical perspectives

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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#Accessible software #Ergonomic Accessories #Learning Management System #Universal Software

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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#Dyslexic Students #Learning System #Web-based Learning Systems

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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#Course Material #Hearing Impaired #Learning Management System #Sign Language

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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