Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category

D2L Extends Reach Across EMEA with New Customers and Partners

D2L is enhancing the learning experience for more people in the UK, Europe, Middle East and South Africa Desire2Learn

Blackboard Helps K-12 School Districts and Teachers Make Digital Learning Materials More Accessible for Students

Blackboard Ally is designed to integrate with a school district’s existing LMS and automatically runs class materials through an accessibility checklist that looks for common accessibility issues. The solution generates a range of more accessible alternatives for the teacher’s original content including Semantic HTML, audio, ePub, and electronic Braille. It provides teachers with guidance for […]

The Influence of a Pedagogical Agent on Learners’ Cognitive Load

According to cognitive load theorists, the incorporation of extraneous features, such as pedagogical agents, into the learning environment can introduce extraneous cognitive load and thus interfere with learning outcome scores. In this study, the influence of a pedagogical agent’s presence in an instructional video was compared to a video that did not contain a pedagogical […]

The Best LMS Solutions – An Equine Perspective

With the new racing season starting in November, we thought it appropriate to look at the LMS market from an equine perspective. Our top tipster, David Patterson, will give us his view on the runners and riders, but first here’s a quick explanation of the learning management system categories Learning Light 

Download Report: Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning With Technology

The cyberlearning community in the United States brings computer scientists and learning scientists together to design and study innovative learning technologies. The Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning With Technology highlights examples of the exciting work our community is engaged in as we integrate the latest innovations in learning […]

Download Report: Supporting Digital Transformations in Schools: How to build a network infrastructure that will have you poised for ed-tech success

In 2014, the Wayne Highlands School District in Wayne County, Pa., embarked on a journey to transform instruction by giving every high school student an iPad and empowering stu- dents at all grade levels to learn through digital creation and investigation. CISCO, and eSchool News

Open Teaching: a New Way on E-learning?

Open Teaching is currently considered an ambiguous and polysemic concept but has nevertheless become a growing global trend in ICT-based education. To identify key issues on the subject, this article presents a study on Open teaching that combines meta-synthesis and content analysis of research published over the last twenty years in major peer-reviewed databases. Six main analytical categories […]

Time Shifting and Agile Time Boxes in Course Design

The ongoing integration of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into higher education courses is often called blended learning although it often relates to course design. It is usually understood in place categories, as a combination of traditional classroom-based sessions and Internet-enabled distance or online learning practices. One alternative understanding of ICT integration can be constructed […]

A Learning Analytics Tool for Usability Assessment in Moodle Environments

The use of analytics technologies is increasingly successful in the e-learning domain. In this paper, we propose a novel model aiming at evaluating usability of interfaces adopted by Learning Management Systems and Massive Open Online Courses platforms based on the comparison between desktop and mobile versions, using specific native indicators. The indicators obtained from log […]

Digital learning: Education and skills in the digital age

The report gives an overview of an expert consultation on the role and future of education and skills in the digital world. It looks at which skills are important and necessary to undertake the different types of jobs available, and what skills we need to be thinking of developing now and in the future. It […]