Monthly Archives: October 2015

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First–Devices Second

In these classrooms, teachers face a seemingly impossible task–providing effective instruction to all the unique students under their care. Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma.

Source: Huffington Post

Adopter Spotlight – RISC

RISC adopts xAPI in a PDF annotator application. RISC worked with Float Mobile Learning to develop a PDF annotator application. The solution sends the annotations as xAPI statements back to SCORM Engine LRS embedded within RISC’s LMS.

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Wearables About To Kick In For Business

Smartwatches and smart glasses for workers proffer benefits, like virtual help. But will the worker go along with the perceived associated tracking?

Source: ITWorld

LMS or LM-mess?

Marc My Words: Why I Hate LMSs

A colleague of mine sometimes refers to working with an LMS as an ‘LM-mess.’ But it doesn’t have to be. An LMS is not the center of the training universe. It is not a strategy or the answer to a poor performing learning program. It’s a tool, plain and simple. Now, what are we going to do with it?

Interesting article discussing LMS (or maybe LM-mess) systems.
Source: Learning Solutions Magazine

CIO-Asia – Largest ever launch of online courses: Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education

CIO Asia offers Information Technology strategy insight for senior IT management – resources to understand and leverage information technology from a business leadership perspective

According to Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education, the country’s largest release online courses from public universities as 20 universities launch 60 free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) through the OpenLearning platform.

Source: CIO-Asia – Largest ever launch of online courses: Malaysia’s Ministry of Higher Education

Malaysia releases landmark education blueprint – ICEF Monitor – Adoption of several blended learning models

Malaysia’s commitment to being a world-class knowledge economy – and a regional education hub – received a boost this month with the launch of a new higher education strategy: The Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education).

Source: Malaysia releases landmark education blueprint – ICEF Monitor – Market intelligence for international student recruitment