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Lyceum of the Philippines University: Video Q&A With LPU’s eLearning Director on Technology & Choosing Open LMS

Lyceum of the Philippines University was an early adopter of online learning, offering blended learning modules via open-source technology since 2002. Since 2019, the university has fully adopted eLearning and has the vision of offering borderless learning going forward. It partners with Open LMS as its chosen eLearning provider.

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Live Online Learning and the Future of Training: Insights From Arlo Training Management System CEO John Mitchell

Companies have adapted in the last two years to take their in-person training to virtual training sessions. Some organizations have allocated large sums to their online learning programs, while others have tested more cost-effective applications and programs to translate their face-to-face training programs to online. With learner engagement being a key focus, sometimes companies lack the resources or know-how to translate their eLearning vision and deliver effective training.

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E-Learn Team and John Mitchell
03/11/21
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Julioprofe: The YouTube Channel Dedicated to Increasing Learners’ Math Proficiency

For many individuals, the word ‘mathematics’ is synonymous with fear and confusion—some just can’t find the formula to understand it. However, there’s a percentage of people who have allowed themselves to be captivated by the pure sciences. Julio Alberto Rios Gallego is among these math lovers: he discovered he could both easily understand mathematical concepts, and explain them to others as an eighth-grader. But, it wasn’t until 2009 that he began to grow an online community dedicated to mass education on the subject: a YouTube channel known as ‘Julioprofe’, with 835,000 subscribers.

Luz Andrea Gómez
Luz Andrea Gómez
23/10/21
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Literacy for Kids: Instilling a Love of Reading in the Early Years Through eLearning

Encouraging a love of reading and writing in children can be a challenging task for teachers and parents alike. And while education institutions aim to create interesting and robust learning curriculums to encourage strong literacy rates among children, some kids still lag behind. Literacy for Kids, an online learning platform founded by a mother and former teacher, is proving to be the perfect supplemental eLearning space for kids to increase their literacy competencies from an early age.

Liliana Camacho and Tanya Grambower
16/10/21
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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”.

Ian McNaught
Ian McNaught
02/10/21
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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.

Luz Andrea Gómez
Luz Andrea Gómez
18/09/21