Could the following be the traditional VLE Killer? Grockit Raises Cash, Prepares “Massive Multiplayer Online Learning” Product. It certainly appears to be talking the language of ‘social learning’. The article is light on the sort of features that the product would have but the concept appears long overdue at least commercially. Would other educators welcome … More VLE Killer?
This post by Bryan Alexander, discusses a recent Ed-Media Symposium on “Getting beyond centralized technologies in higher education”. There is some good analysis from Scott Wilson about the historial use of centralised systems by institutions and some great discussions in general about why we should be trying utilise the web in elearning rather than LMS’s. … More Getting beyond centralized technologies in higher education – Ed-Media Symposium
This is a great article with examples of learning activities that can be used to add a social networking element to distance learning. The learning itinery could be posted on a blog and monitored by students using RSS. This would provide an excellent way of: – intoducing students to the social software/ netowrking paradigm, – … More Learning activities for educational social software