Welcome to the Interoperability Hub: SCORM’s last lets, xAPI’s (very) slow march towards widespread adoption, and related issues in the building of a vision of an open interoperability system. Funded by the DoD.
A prime reason behind Moodle’s success as the most popular LMS is its “modular” architecture. This provides not only the complete source code of Moodle to developers but allows the inclusion of third-party plugins, but it allows them to enhance and adapt the core functionalities through the use of Moodle plugins, in a way that […]
In a recent release, Moodle has shared a slim taste of the new enhancements coming for its Learning Analytics engine. (Formerly Moodle Inspire.) These new features are expected to become available on the open source version of the LMS’s 3.8 release, scheduled for November, 2019. They are an effort to make the powerful open source […]
These Next-Gen Interactive Content Formats Are Hungry For A Critical LMS Mass: WebXR, 3D, Maps & More
Are they an Open Edtechpreneurship opportunity up for grabs? Updated on July 22nd, 2019 They are engaging. They bring new layers of subject matter relevance. And if they want to reach their mainstream, they better provide Open Source creation alternatives. So why does the critical mass of LMS users remains so elusive towards them? Technological […]
Welcome to another edition of software update roundups. You will find new releases, versions and overviews of Moodle, Blackboard Open LMS (BOLMS), Canvas, Totara, Sakai and the top open and proprietary LMS.
Professional development is the art of turning yourself into a more valuable individual. Be it for your organization, your industry, your geography and, above all, yourself. Today, your self-value-adding proposition extends to the virtual communities you belong. And in Open Source, the ability to let anyone gain value from your work adds an interesting caveat. […]
If the mountain (of LMS Data) will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will develop an anonymized, xAPI-compliant LMS Data generation service. (The assumption here being Mahomet would be a pretty good Open Learning Technologist.) When it comes to disrupting industries to the core, Data Science has an Achilles heel. It’s at the start of its […]
The modern web technologies that have made fresh and snappy interfaces in Moodle and competing LMS possible, if not mandatory, have continued to evolve into robust solutions that make for groundbreaking learning technologies. We owe this evolution to game developers most of all. The web-based graphics engine OpenGL alone has become the standard for the […]
CoBRA, or “Corpus-Based Reading Assistant,” provides contextual information about words in English or Dutch to help French speakers learn either language. When CoBRA is enabled on a text, clicking on a word opens an informative panel about the word, including: Syntactical category GenderInflected forms Contextual translation Similar usage examples The panel also provides a “Save” […]
For his next act, Justin Hunt will make his popular audio and video recording solution Poodll‘s unbreakable relationship with Moodle disappear. Thanks to the recent “Cloud Poodll API,” all users, Moodlers or otherwise, will be able to enjoy the increasing amount of features “Poodll Guy” continues to add to this beloved plugin family: Online audio […]