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eLearning & LMS


Ed Tech Experts Choose Top Tools

3 for 3: We asked three top ed tech consultants to each select three web 2.0 tools they believe are ideal for fostering collaboration in teaching and learning. The result is a compilation of technologies that can “do things of value,” as one of our experts says, in the instructional and professional development realms, and in both the traditional and the virtual classroom.

A Tool for Its Time

As they continue to empower teachers with upgraded instructional options, learning management systems have evolved into something whose old name just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Giving Them an Earful

Three Michigan districts add support to their technology-infused schools with the latest in classroom sound systems.

It’s All in the Preparation

Needing every possible edge, students are looking to online solutions to get them ready for college admissions exams.

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In the Company of Sages

We all pay lip service to the need for educators to be learners as well as teachers, but how often do we really act on it?

TH(i)NQ Ed Launches Collaborative Learning Network

Online education Technology provider TH(i)NQ Ed has launched a new collaborative learning network named journ(i)e. TH(i)NQ Ed said journ(i)e offers a unique focus for an online education community, specifically seeking to cultivate engagement among a generation of students for whom using digital technology is practically second nature.

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4 Tips for Adopting Open Source Software in K-12

The cost savings of open source software aren't too bad. But without a focus on what's needed and what will be accepted in any given situation, an OSS implementation might be doomed to failure. We've compiled tips from a dozen expert sources to help K-12 IT directors improve the odds of success for their open source initiatives.

PBS TeacherLine Moves to Moodle for Course Management

Online professional development program PBS TeacherLine has made the conversion to the popular open source learning management system (LMS) Moodle. The organization said it made the move in order to make its program easier for schools to customize in offering it to their educators.

Blackboard To Expand Content Options

Blackboard has teamed up with textbook providers McGraw-Hill, Follett, and Barnes & Noble to enhance the availability of educational content in Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship online learning management platform.

How To Get Started with Open Source in K-12

Open source has proved attractive for K-12 school districts for any number of reasons, from upfront cost savings to freedom from cumbersome restrictions to the quality of the software itself. But how does a school or district get started with it? Three K-12 IT directors shared their experiences with THE Journal--the good and the bad, as well as the lessons they've learned in the process.

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