West Coast Open EdTech Eyes Privacy, Video, Sakai & The Ecosystem: Apereo 2019 Highlights

Apereo Foundation held its annual Open Apereo 2019 Conference in Los Angeles, at the beginning of June. Disquieting ideas, updated Open Source tools, and lots of use cases delighted attendees in a jam-packed 5-day programme. Despite a great deal of common interests, Apereo and Moodle remain distant communities. Whether Open EdTech is better off joining […]

A Professional Development Open LMS Competency Roadmap. Plus: Jobs And Tech Trends Update

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. […]

Moodle, A Risk Management Tool? MoodleNews EdTech Labs

N. Chafiq and M. Talbi (2018) “Design and Implementation of a Risk Management Tool: A Case Study of the Moodle Platform“, (IJACSA) International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, Vol. 9, No. 8 An introduction to the principles of risk management for professional or industrial applications links the concepts of risk with finance as […]

FBI Warnings To EdTech Makers And The User Community

FBI Warnings To EdTech Makers And The User Community

The rate of IT security threats across educational institutions, considering only those who have been publicly disclosed, can be reasonably argued as an epidemic. A report by the UK’s Information Commissioner lists education as one of the top subjects of breaches, leading to a 75% jump in data security incidents, in 2 years. The FBI […]

Usability, Performance, And Data: How To Ensure LMS Excellence For Years To Come

Usability, Performance And Data How To Ensure LMS Excellence For Years To Come

The modern LMS experience is a three-legged stool, where its strategic use gets compromised if any of the three legs is not up to par. The ability to secure quality, provide support, and build upon previous learning in each of these three dimensions should be a learning organization’s main concern when it comes to LMS […]

This LMS Is Your Entry To A Career In International Financial Crime

This LMS Is Your Entry To A Career In International Financial Crime

If you’ve spent too long of your life frustrated at the state of the world, waiting decades for a chance to prove yourself, and get the recognition you deserve for making your mark, ManchesterCF might be one of the most understanding companies you will come across. This Toronto-based financial learning services firm was known as […]

How Learning Organizations Turn LMS Data Into Intelligence

How Learning Organizations Turn LMS Data Into Intelligence

A brief survey on what you can call the “next gen” in learning technology suggests that everything is moving in one direction: Analytics. LMS Data is the current term among solution providers who promise the ability to draw from many sources to generate insights and “learn about learning.” Some learning organizations have actually shown progress […]

The Learning Analytics Roadmap: Do All Roads Lead To Forecasting? [LAR Series #7]

The Learning Analytics Roadmap: Do All Roads Lead To Forecasting? [LAR Series #7]

Over my professional experience I have witnessed the many assumptions professionals tend to make about the use and value of statistics in their operations. For a regrettably long time, my work was victim of a common one: that forecasting was the sole and ultimate purpose of data-based work. I was biased towards forecasting. Rather than using facts to think critically […]