Sunday, May 24, 2015

Is Blended Learning the Best of Both Worlds?

Here is an interesting discussion on blended learning:

Is Blended Learning the Best of Both Worlds?

https://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/is-blended-learning-the-best-of-both-worlds/

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Learning Analytics Initiative

There is a new initiative called the Learning Analytics Initiative.

Here is the link:
https://www.apereo.org/content/learning-analytics-initiative

Here is the Overview from their home page:

The aims of the Apereo Learning Analytics Initiative (LAI) are to accelerate the operationalization of Learning Analytics software and frameworks, support the validation of analytics pilots across institutions, and work together so as to avoid duplication.

Work is underway across the learning analytics domain to realize an open analytics infrastructure. Institutions and companies are partnering to build a solid learning analytics foundation, in order to enable institutions to ask and answer strategic questions about learners – and take action on those insights.

The following are examples of LAI efforts in each of the five primary areas of learning analytics:

Collection

1. Sakai CLE xAPI integration (University of Amsterdam, Unicon)
2. Apereo OAE xAPI integration (UvA, Unicon)
3. uPortal xAPI integration (UvA, Eric Dalquist, Unicon)

Storage

4. Larissa, community-sourced LRS (UvA)
5. OpenLRS, community-sourced LRS (USUHS, Unicon)

(LRS stands for Learning Record Store, which makes use of the xAPI or Tin Can API.)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Are #xAPI Learning Designers Collecting Useful Data?

I just found out about this interesting site on xAPI:

http://classroom-aid.com/2014/04/08/are-xapi-learning-designers-collecting-useful-data/

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

80 Free Stock Images Perfect for E-learning

You can download many free stock images that you can use for e-learning development.

Just go to this location:

http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/80-free-stock-images-perfect-e-learning/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RapidElearningBlog+%28The+Rapid+E-Learning+Blog%29

Monday, April 20, 2015

Lecture on "Making the University Relevant" by Professor Rohan Samarajiva, Founding Chair of LIRNEasia

The OUSL (Open University of Sri Lanka) Distinguished Lecture #6 “Making the University Relevant” by Professor Rohan Samarajiva, Founding Chair of LIRNEasia, ICT policy and regulation think tank active across emerging Asia is now available for offline viewing at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbfqzh4fBUs

alternatively

http://www.ou.ac.lk/home/index.php/international-academic-relations-division

E-Learning concepts, trends, applications

This is a useful document which provides a good summary of many e-learning concepts, trends and applications. You can also read about the histroy of e-learning and its has a chapter on the Tin Can API.

http://www.talentlms.com/elearning/elearning-101-jan2014-v1.1.pdf

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Conceptual diagram on the xAPI

Here are some conceptual diagrams which may help the reader to understand how open badges can be implemented. The author suggested the setting up of a Competency Registry.

https://github.com/aaronesilvers/xAPI-Badges/wiki/Conceptual-Diagram-bis