Google has recently released a new service to the public called Google Drive.
Google Docs Tutorial
Activity 1: Sharing and Collaborating on a Document 1. Click on All Items in your left navigation menu to show all the items that you have in your Google Docs account. Select which one you would like to share with another person by clicking the checkbox in front of the document. Then click on the More Actions button on the Menu bar and select Share.
The Paperless Classroom with Google Docs
Schoology vs. Edmodo, Round 2 - Also, why Schoology solved my iPad workflow woes
In a previous post from December, I wrote about how I was (sadly) switching from Edmodo (my long-time LMS love) to Schoology. Of the 25 schools I support, 33 classes of students are using a Learning Management System. Since my December revelation, 26 have switched to Schoology and the remainder stayed with Edmodo. I myself maintained both an Edmodo group and started a Schoology course for the twice-weekly after school Student Innovation Team I lead.
Schools Go Into the 'Cloud' to Embrace the Popularity of Social Media
Several start-up companies have begun offering cloud-based platforms that combine education and social media. Companies like Teamie, based in Singapore, provide software that lets teachers create, share and manage academic content, and also let students collaborate on assignments on platforms that are similar to the “walls” used on Facebook. Learning management systems, or L.M.S.’s, have been around since the late 1990s, when Blackboard, a company in Washington D.C., introduced an online platform to help educators customize course management. Today, there are more than 60 companies providing such services worldwide. “Blackboard, Moodle and Sakaihave a philosophy that hasn’t changed much since Blackboard first invented the space in the ’90s,” said Hunter Horsley, the head of marketing and operations at Lore,referring to other learning-management systems.
Last month I had the opportunity to speak at the Pearson CiTE 2012 conference about my use of OpenClass – Pearson’s new LMS/Learning Platform – in the course I taught at the University of Kentucky this semester. I love using OpenClass, and it’s really opened up what I can do interms of project-based learning and active learning activities in the classroom. Here are a few of the highlights from my presentation: A lot of what drove my interest in using OpenClass emerged from the data Experience Design Works uncovered in an engagement in 2010 with the University of Kentucky where, in the course of a deep dive into both the Faculty and Student experiences for using Blackboard for teaching and learning, we found that things like clean, intuitive UI and the ability for a teaching and learning platform to enable (rather than hinder) student collaboration are of critical importance.
Google. They do everything, don’t they? They’ve got desktop document tools, a social media site, a video hosting service, a mobile device platform, a creepily in-depth global mapping tool, and will probably deliver the first flying car before long. Back here on Earth, we’re seeing some incredible advances in learning technology, with online course providers and MOOCs popping up, as well as specialized software for building, delivering, and storing online course materials.
Google Course Builder: Implications For The Learning Community | KnowledgeVision
Full Feature List | Haiku LMS | The K12 learning management system
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Google Course Builder: quick take - Trust Dan
Google Releases “Course Builder,” an Open Source Platform for Building Your Own Big Online Courses
Earlier this year, we saw Udacity and Coursera take flight, two online ventures dedicated to offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and democratizing education. Caught off-guard, traditional universities have scrambled to get a foothold in this brave new world of e-learning, and 16 universities have already signed agreements to offer their own MOOCs through Coursera. We welcome that trend.
"But, as Norvig warns, you’ll need some tech skills in your toolkit to make initial headway. In the future, you can almost guarantee that the software will become user-friendly for everyone straight out of the box." by Mar 19
Tech Devil: Online Alternatives to Blackboard | ASU News | The State Press | Arizona State University
By Charlie JoslinFebruary 19, 2012 at 12:01 am “Blackboard’s down again?!”
Learning Management Systems Learning management... | Technoloducation
Looks really interesting, has some of the things that are lacking in Coursekit... by Feb 9
iversity | The Collaboration Network for Academia
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Choosing an LMS comesdown to 3 simple questions. 1 Will it get used? No matter which LMS you choose, if it doesn’t get used, then what’s the point?
Compare - Higher Education | Canvas by Instructure
interesting...have you seen Coursekit? I'm trying it out this semester. I just had a closer look at this and I think Coursekit is way ahead even if they're both heading in the same direction. Thanks! by Jan 27
Pearson CourseConnect – Online and Blended Courses You Can Customize
Did you know that more than 6.7 million students are taking at least one online course?
When Google+ made its debut last July, the social-networking site—which includes collaborative features such as videoconference “hangouts” and interest-based “circles” networks—was heralded as a potential boon for education technology and a possible alternative to traditional learning-management systems.
Google+ in the Classroom, One Year Later - Wired Campus
Why I pulled my classes from Google+ | The Theatre Professor
I’ve been sort of dreading writing this post.
Google+ Communities – Public or Private for the Classroom? | FreshmanComp.com
Google+ For Educators
Playing with Google+ in my Hybrid Class | FreshmanComp.com
Google+ In The Classroom: Using Circles to Encourage Student Engagement