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The Myth of the Pedagogically Neutral LMS
Having worked for almost two decades in higher education, I’ve been involved in the implementation of many different IT systems. Invariably there are a multitude of different factors at play when choosing a new system; the needs and profile of the end user, the budget available, the time frame for completion, the in-house expertise and so on. When it comes to systems directly related to teaching and learning, such as the Learning Management System (LMS) there is another, almost sacrosanct factor at play: the pedagogy or educational approach used. “It’s not about the technology, it’s the pedagogy that matters, the technology just enables us” is a commonly heard phrase. Similarly I once had someone tell me “Comparing two different LMS’s is like comparing Mercedes to BMW, they are different, but basically do the same thing – it’s all down to preference”.
University of Mindanao in the Philippines Leverages the Open-Source Advantage in their Learning Ecosystem
How KSchool Uses Online Training to Prepare Students for Spain’s Competitive Digital Sector
What does every fresh graduate ultimately want? To quickly find a job in a role that uses the skills on which they’ve spent years of intense study. Unfortunately, the reality is that this search can quickly become frustrating, and can sometimes be entirely fruitless. KSchool, a digital marketing school boasting the highest employability rate in Spain, claims to know how to solve this problem. What’s more, the evidence supports the claim: 94% of KSchool alumni work in the digital sector.
Madero University Uses Virtual Learning Techniques to Train Students
Mexico’s Madero University (UMAD) has a motto: “Tenemos Madera”, which means “We Have What It Takes”. This call to arms motivates UMAD staff to reinvent, renew, and innovate the way it educates its students. It’s also helped the university develop an exemplary virtual education system, capable of training students with high academic skills as well as a love for this new educational modality:
6 Ways Video Learning Is Transforming Higher Education
Higher education institutions are beginning to understand the value of redefining their learning strategies, and video learning is becoming a crucial element. Following video learning trends and utilizing them as part of your organization’s strategy will help you to increase learner engagement and to remain relevant in the future.
Top Tips to Creating Engaging Learning Videos
Want to motivate and inspire your learners? In our latest blog on making the most of learning videos, Frank McCabe, LEO Learning’s Executive Producer of Moving Image, offers a few top tips.
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