Trending: Brain-based Learning « Education to Save the World Is it just us or does it feel like everyone is talking about the brain lately? Today’s post tries to make sense of all the buzz. John Medina has “12 Brain Rules” edvance360 (Virginia Beach, VA) April 15, 2016: Edvance360, LLC, winner of the 2011 and 2015 CODiE Award for Best Post-Secondary LMS, has announced it has received finalist status once again for the CODiE Award category: Best Post-Secondary Learning Management Solution. Watch the video below on why Edvance360 has been nominated and now a finalist. To hear Cathy Garland, VP of Marketing & Sales, in an interview on this exciting news, the recent release of Version 8, and Edvance360’s plan for the near future video is below.
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What is brain based learning? What is brain based learning? Brain based learning is the newest science of how the brain works and how to best support a developing brain. The brain is such a remarkable organ. Human life begins as a single cell. Then, nine months later an infant is born with a wonderful nervous system that contains about 100 billion nerve cells. The nerve cells that handle information processing is a neuron. Resource Center Learner topics Capture enables you to view CaptureCast presentations as part of course content. If you are a user with access to Capture Portal, you can access live webcast presentations with your computer or mobile device, look for scheduled live events from the Capture Calendar page, interact with other attendees and presenters through chat, and view presentations on-demand after past live events and offline recordings are published. If you are a Learning Environment user, you can view live events and on-demand CaptureCast presentations in your course content.
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Edu App Center - Basics - Introduction The main thing with LTI™ is the identity assertion. LTI is a way for one system (the tool consumer, typically an LMS) to send a user to another system (the tool provider, some service that integrates with the LMS) in a trusted way. The most common reason for the trust assertion is to allow the user to be automatically signed in and directed to a specific course or module when the provider renders content. The consumer and provider have a predefined relationship via a consumer key and shared secret which are used to sign any messages passed between systems. Open source education Most people think of their interactions with computer systems to occur via a keyboard, mouse, or touchscreen. However, humans evolved to interact with thier environment and each other in much more intricate ways. Bridging the gap between the computational systems of the digital world and the natural world is being studied and tested in the Physical Computing course at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. As a professor of the course, we are currently leveraging a variety of open source software and hardware projects to learn about fundamental core concepts with hands-on experiences and implementation of open source tools.
Mix delivers LTI support and integration with major LMS providers We’re pleased to announce the availability of Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI) support for Office Mix and the addition of Microsoft to the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a Contributing Member. In this role, Microsoft represents the needs of our users as we participate in future standards development work. Office Mix is a free add-in for PowerPoint that makes it easy to author and share interactive online lessons. Educators can easily add audio and video narration, real-time inking, screen recordings, quizzes and polls within PowerPoint. Lessons can be viewed in practically any browser on any device. Through support of LTI, we have made it easy for educators to embed mixes into all major Learning Management Systems (LMSs), including Canvas, Engrade, Blackboard, Haiku, Moodle, Brightspace, EDUonGo and Schoology.
The Campus Computing Project The 2014 National Survey of Computing and Information Technology in US Higher Education Four decades into the “computer revolution in higher education,” new data from fall 2014 Campus Computing Survey reveal that although CIOs and senior campus IT officers proclaim IT user support to be one of their top institutional IT priorities, many campuses continue to struggle with providing adequate support services and IT training for students and faculty. The new survey also documents a serious challenge of providing digital resources and services for disabled students, major concerns about IT security on the Cloud, and a big decline in the percentage of IT officers who view MOOCs as offering “a viable model for the effective delivery of online instruction.”