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Beyond Moodle?

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Thoughts on a Post-LMS World:
from EDUCAUSE Review

"The exponential growth of open source, a new age of interoperable systems, and the increasing demand for e-learning solutions have converged to make the time right for a new kind of LMS."

"In this new LMS environment, a faculty member is a learning architect (the future) as opposed to a learning manager (the present). The LMS 3.0 world will adapt to the art of teaching as opposed to faculty having to adapt to a particular technology."

"Content used for enrichment as well as remediation can be subscribed and syndicated to student learning profiles in ways we cannot accomplish today. In the new LMS world, institutions will be able to shape the component architecture to the individual needs of the program, course, or learner."

Essential Components:
  • Learning Grids
  • E-Learning Intelligence
  • Content Clouds
  • Open Architecture

Dan Cohen at the U

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Digital Humanities 2.0 will co-sponsor two presentations by Dan Cohen (@dancohen): 

 Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April 20:
  • "The Future of History." 4:00 p.m., 125 Nolte Center. (Co-sponsored by Institute for Advanced Study, Immigration History Research Center, Department of English, Department of Writing Studies, Department of History, and University Libraries.)
  • "Supporting Digital Humanities." 10:00 a.m., Arthur Upson Room, 102 Walter Library. (Co-sponsored by University Libraries.)
Dan Cohen is associate professor of history and director of the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

Cohen played a leading role in developing Zotero, the powerful bibliographic software program. His research into uses of the Victorian digital archive was reported by Patricia Cohen in "Analyzing Literature by Words and Numbers," New York Times, Dec. 3, 2010. Recently the Chronicle of Higher Education named him one of "12 Tech Innovators Who are Transforming Campuses." Professor Cohen co-edits Journal of the Digital Humanities, which last month published its first issue.
Open Research and Learning: Collaboration, Connections & Communities
Monday, April 30, 2012 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

The "open" movement provides fertile ground for innovation and collaborations that advance research and enrich the learning environment. Through open-source tools and initiatives, students and faculty are reaping the benefits of free-flowing knowledge and data.

Dr. Jason Baird Jackson, folklore professor from Indiana University, will be joined by U Faculty and staff David ErnstLucy Fortson, and Doug Armato on a panel moderated by copyright librarian Nancy Sims.  

Among the questions they will address are:

  • What social dynamics or institutional cultural shifts lead to successful open research partnerships?
  • In what ways are open textbooks a potential solution to the issues facing the traditional textbook publishing model?
  • What predictions can you make about monographic publishing practices?
  • What issues surround the concept of open data?

Below is the link to the description and online registration form:

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