Category Archives: Tools

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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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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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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Hide (‘n’ seek??) or I Spy with my little Widgit

Round Two:  Hiding Content Now, why would I want to do that?  Well, say you’ve got your course loaded up for the term, all topics or weeks laid out, ready to go.  Yes, it’s awesome to have learners so eager … Continue reading

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Got SCORM? Revisited.

Well, this will be short and sweet.  In the one corner, we have Open-Source Moodle; in the other, Proprietary D2L.  Even though D2L has the shiny new boxer shorts, Moodle is holding its own quite nicely in its functional, and … Continue reading

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Marks

One of the benefits of using a LMS is having all of the learner tasks, grades, posts etc. in one place.  I love the idea of being able to look in on their activity to see what they’ve been up … Continue reading

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Like Lego (TM)

Blended Learning – Learning Management Systems & Virtual Learning Environments A virtual learning environment is like Lego ™ .  Bear with me – I just woke up and this was the first thing floating around between my conscious and semi-conscious … Continue reading

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