Moodle Tutorials ::: Educating Educators Angel vs Moodle vs Sakai vs Blackboard – which LMS? « Juliaitani’s Blog Talking about Learning Management System (LMS) or Content Management System (CMS) in higher education is a bit of a hit in a glass wall. You see where you want to go but for some reason you can’t reach a common point. Many popular LMS / CMS today offer what it seems to be a similar gamut of features and tools. EduTools does a great job by letting you select which LMS vendor you’d like to compare and finally produces a comparison spreadsheet The Instructional Technology Council (ITC) published a survey on elearning at Community Colleges page demonstrating WebCT and Blackboard still leading stats in LMS costumers in 2007. There are two levels of expectations that I believe at some point they coincide but at many other instances they grow apart greatly. Institutional = assessment numbers that bring great stats, a good support plan in case of external hosting (including ticket responses of 1 hr max)… I came up with this comparison grid.
30+ Moodle Videos and Tutorials by @sbrandt (nice work!) | Moodl Stumbled across this huge repository of video screencasts on Screenr.com last week and just had to share them. Shawn Brandt (@sbrandt) created them all and out of the nearly 80 videos he’s posted about 1/2 are all about Moodle. The topics range from beginner to more advanced and most videos are under 5 minutes. Note that many appear to pertain directly to a Moodle training course that is not available publicly. adding events and using the calendarusing assignmentscreating pages and resourcesdisplaying directoriesusing .zip files to upload multiple filesimproving your course aestheticsand so much more. Here’s a great one (creating a course that’s more learner-centric, For the full list of videos go to this link: And don’t forget to let @sbrandt know that the videos rock!
Create Music Videos with Annotations using iMovie | Pinoy Appler A simple video I created for sinhbalotravel.com using iMovie. The video is about our boat trip in Tra Su Forest Bird Sanctuary, Vietnam (best viewed in HD) Aside from Photography, I am also fascinated with videography. Anyway, for those who want to venture into this new hobby, here’s a step by step process on how to create a simple music video with annotations using iMovie. Things I used iPhone – to record a HD video Macbook Pro + i Movie – to edit and finalize the video Importing the video First you need to import the video you recorded. Creating an iMovie project Launch iMovie and create a new project. Adding text annotations On the right part of iMovie, you will see media icons. To edit the properties of the text, double click it on the timeline. Adding a watermark photo Add a signature or watermark image to prevent losers from copying and claiming your video. But first, you need to tweak your iMovie preference to be able to do this. Saving/exporting the movie Great! Like this: Like Loading...
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LMS Selection You should prepare your RFP based upon your requirements. It is not necessary to indicate priorities of requirements, nor list them in any specific order, in the RFP itself so that each requirement is responded to equally. You should try to be as specific as possible about each requirement so that the LMS company can respond directly to your requirement rather than provide a general response. You should also include scenarios in your RFP. You also will need to request a proposed project plan for implementation based upon your criteria. Finally, provide a short response time for the RFP.
Discussion Rubric University of Wisconsin - Stout — Schedule of Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree Follow us on Facebook. This rubric may be used for self-assessment and peer feedback. * Open class discussion is an important and significant part of an online course. While class discussion whether online or face to face, can be characterized by free flowing conversation, there are identifiable characteristics that distinguish exemplary contributions to class discussion from those of lesser quality. The criteria found on the rubric above will be used to assess the quality of your initial postings and responses to the postings and comments of peers during class discussion. Original rubric developed by: Lynn E. Used with permission and adapted by Joan Vandervelde University of Wisconsin - Stout — Schedule of Online Courses, Online Certificate Programs, and Graduate Degree Readings on Authentic Assessment Examples of Other Rubrics
Lion’s QuickTime Player: Screen Recording Improvements and New Sharing Features One of the built-in apps that received several interesting improvements in OS X Lion is QuickTime Player, Apple’s default video and music player based on the QuickTime framework that’s capable of handling a variety of audio, video, and picture codecs. Seemingly unchanged from version 10 of QuickTime Player that shipped with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the new QuickTime Player 10.1 contains a number of changes under the hood, new sharing features, as well as screen recording enhancements built specifically for OS X Lion. Lion’s QuickTime Player supposedly comes with the same set of codecs from the previous version, but Apple has introduced a new “Export audio only” feature that allows users to produce an AAC track compatible with the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac and PC to listen to audio files on the go or upload to the web. The new QuickTime Player comes with two new features that will undoubtedly improve the workflows of users that produce screencasts and video tutorials on OS X.
How to Get in Touch With Loved Ones During a Disaster | Gadget Lab Photo: Alex Washburn/Wired Disasters often strike without warning–and if you have family or friends who are in or near harm’s way, you’re going to want to get in touch. Unfortunately, that isn’t always so easy: Cell signals and land lines can be jammed with the massive amount of calls flowing in and out of an area. Here are some of the best tips we know for getting in touch, but this is by no means a complete list. Don’t call. Additional tips: Use a battery case for your smartphone–that thing can’t make it through a whole day when it’s not constantly scanning for a signal. Also, be sure to keep your emergency contact list up to date. Again, please share your tips in the comments below.