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E-Learning is the imparting of knowledge via electronic means. A transfer of skills and expertise enabled by computers and networks. Though e-learning pioneer Bernard Luskin argues ‘the “e” in e-learning means much more than “electronic” when applied to e-learning — think instead of a big “E” for “exciting, energetic, engaging, extended” learning.’ The term e-learning [...]
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) refers to real learning in a virtual environment. Sometimes also called Learning Management Systems (LMS) they provide a web based software solution to aid in the practice of distance or blended study. In general the term VLE tends to apply to computer programs that facilitate e-learning in a traditional education establishment, [...]
The Thinking Cap LMS is SCORM compliant Learning Management System that aims to engender collaboration between learners and teachers. The Features of the LMS are: deilvery of courseware; student and class progress tracking; integration of existing Student Management Courseware; course upgrading; use audio, video and flash; discussion (forums chat mailbox and instant messaging). The software [...]
A Learning Management System that was developed at the behest of the Danish Division of Microsoft Corp. Education Group in 2007. The idea was to bring e-learning into corporations and education institutes that use the Microsoft Office & WSS3.0 platform. The SharePointLMS allows you to: easily integrate with the Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office SharePoint; [...]
The JoomlaLMS is a commercial component for the Joomla Web content management system. The idea was to create a Learning Management System for Joomla. The JoomlaLMS is available in the UK through resellers and has the following features: documents managment tool, build-in authoring tools (quiz maker and question pool), live conference tool, learning path, gradebook, [...]
Glow is the name for the Scottish Schools National Intranet which is managed by Education Scotland. Glow is funded by the Scottish Government and is a collaboration between local authorities. The idea was that it would offer Scottish schools interconnectivity, a content delivery infastructure and a national intranet that would contain tools for teaching, learning, [...]
Through their Pinnacle Suite software GlobalScholar offer a range of e-learning capabilities to schools and universities. They have been recipients of funding from President Obama’s ‘Race to the Top’ initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. They were originally founded as InfiLearn in 2006 by former Amazon.com senior vice president Kal Raman. Their Pinnacle [...]
The Course Communication Network is a proprietary web-based Virtual Learning Environment provided and developed by Zumo Software Inc. Unveiled in September 2000 CCNet provieds e-learning course management and class communication tools for students, teachers and administrative clients. CCNet users have included the University of Toronto and Stanford University. Zumo offer a free, ad-supported version and [...]
Blackboard is a Virtual Learning Environment developed by Blackboard Inc. It allows for course management and has a customizable open architecture and a scalable design. The aim of the product is to either provide a platform from which completely online courses can be taught or to supplement existing courses with online elements. Blackboard contains most [...]
Online Learning And Training (OLAT) started development at the University of Zurich in 1999. It is a free open-source Learning Management System. It was created with public institutions such as universities in mind but can also be deployed in other businesses. OLAT allows for: users and groups, instant messaging, authentication options, course management, wiki, blog, [...]keep looking »
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