Posts Tagged ‘Software Systems’

IMC LMS Review: Complete Learning Suite for Online & On The Job Training

Here we provide an in-depth review of the IMC LMS – The Learning Suite. This is one of the most comprehensively engineered and configurable elearning solutions we have seen for both online / remote and on the job training. Learning Light 

Students say colleges lag in providing personalized digital experience

Tech-savvy reputation is a key factor for 9 in 10 students when applying to colleges, but schools need to do more, Ellucian study concludes.​ Edscoop

Blackboard Convenes Global Thought Leaders to Develop Framework and Standards for the Ethical and Legal Use of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As educational institutions worldwide begin to explore the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to transform the learning experience, many existing ethical and legal principles around data and analytics are challenged. To ensure that both learning is optimized and learners are protected, Blackboard is launching a project to develop a […]

Narratives of Learning: The Personal Portfolio in the Portfolio Approach to Teaching and Learning

This paper will explore how a portfolio approach to teaching and learning can help the educator incorporate unique forms of reflective practice into his or her daily work. By being able to express ideas more clearly to himself, the educator can better promote the relational construction of knowledge in his educational communities. This paper, as […]

An Evaluation Framework and Instrument for Evaluating e-Assessment Tools

e-Assessment, in the form of tools and systems that deliver and administer multiple choice questions (MCQs), is used increasingly, raising the need for evaluation and validation of such systems. This research uses literature and a series of six empirical action research studies to develop an evaluation framework of categories and criteria called SEAT (Selecting and […]

Eco-dialogical learning and translanguaging in open-ended 3D virtual learning environments: Where place, time, and objects matter

The purpose of this research was to explore the relationships between design, learning, and translanguaging in a 3D collaborative virtual learning environment for adolescent learners of Chinese and English. We designed an open-ended space congruent with ecological and dialogical perspectives on second language acquisition. In such a space, sense-making is contingent on the relational dynamics […]

Design of a Three-Dimensional Cognitive Mapping Approach to Support Inquiry Learning

The use of external representations has the potential to facilitate inquiry learning, especially hypothesis generation and reasoning, which typically present difficulties for students. This study describes a novel three-dimensional cognitive mapping (3DCM) approach that supports inquiry learning by allowing learners to combine the information on a problem, the subject knowledge, and the hypothesizing and reasoning […]

EcoXPT: Designing for Deeper Learning through Experimentation in an Immersive Virtual Ecosystem

Young people now must compete in a global, knowledge-based, innovation-centered economy; they must acquire not just academic knowledge, but also character attributes such as intrinsic motivation, persistence, and flexibility. To accomplish these ambitious goals, the National Research Council (2012) of the United States recommends the use of “deeper learning” classroom strategies. These include case-based learning, […]

Social media, science communication and the academic super user in the United Kingdom

The Internet and social media tools have created new opportunities for open science including communicating in more interactive ways and sharing research data. Drawing on evidence from interviews and a survey of academics in the United Kingdom our research suggests that most scholars recognised the value and importance of more open science communication and data […]

EdSurge Live: Who Controls AI in Higher Ed, And Why It Matters (Part 1)

It’s a pivotal time for artificial intelligence in higher education. More instructors are experimenting with adaptive-learning systems in their classrooms. College advising systems are trying to use predictive analytics to increase student retention. And the infusion of algorithms is leading to questions—ethical questions and practical questions and philosophical questions—about how far higher education should go […]