Category Archives: Learning Management Systems

“Exploring the Feasibility of E-Learning…”

Contact magazine just released its spring edition, and one article caught my attention right away: Exploring the Feasibility of E-Learning in Ontario ESL Programs by Geoff Lawrence et al. Because I have been doing my own feasibility exploration, Lawrence’s report … Continue reading

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Podcasting

Last week, I asked two of my Retail students who are presently on a co-op placement, to come back the classroom to make a Podcast about their experience with using the Learning Management System.  Both immediately agreed to come in, … Continue reading

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Stage 4 – Ready to go…

It Must’ve Been The Game The downloading issues, and extreme slowness at school on Friday, I figure it must have been because every staff member and credit student was tuned into the Olympics hockey game.   I was thinking that maybe … Continue reading

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How Important Are the Tools…

Patience is a Virtue… I know that waiting for something is not one of my strong suits.  Waiting for programs to load, waiting for a video to queue, waiting for a doc to be downloaded…  I am, at this moment, … Continue reading

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The “flip” is a flop?

Wondering what MOOC stood for, I did a quick Google search about an hour ago and came across this article by Steve Blank.  (MOOC, by the way, stands for Massive Open Online Course.) Blank, who apparently teaches to scientists at … Continue reading

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What? A Speaking Task on an LMS?

Speaking on an LMS An LMS opens itself up more easily to Reading/Writing activities.  An instructor can direct learners to a website, or upload a reading onto the LMS, and then link the task with a writing assignment.  Listening activities … Continue reading

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To Flip or not to Flip?

There is an article in USA Today that rains on the parade of the Flipped Classroom enthusiasts.  The article, written by Emily Atteberry, examines the premature delirium of the “flipped classroom” model by its proponents. Harvard university professors are testing … Continue reading

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