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Education Market

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 15th April 2015

16 Startups Poised to Disrupt the Education Market Colleges and universities are facing new competition for customers–students and their parents–from startups delivering similar goods (knowledge, credentials, prestige) more affordably and efficiently. Here’s a rundown of some of those startups. Related story on the IMS blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/01/12/cms-course-management-systemsoftware-alternatives/ In a new book, The End of College: Creating […]

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Mooc and Flipped Classrooms

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st April 2015

For a Better Flip, Try MOOCs http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/04/01/for-a-better-flip-try-moocs.aspx by “MOOC-ifying” the large course, she was able to offer more in-class activities and standardize the student experience across sections.

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Technology Week: April 7-11: Integrating other technologies in D2L

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th April 2014

Integrating other technologies in D2L Monday Lecture Capture and D2L http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/10/24/whiteboard-screencasting-apps-please-enter-your-choices-and-suggestions/ Tuesday CRS (clickers) and D2L http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/09/10/crs-clickers-turning-technology-instructions/ http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2013/06/10/educause-resources-on-crs-aka-clickers/ Wednesday RSS (podcasting) and D2L Thursday Grading with Excel and D2L Friday Alternatives to D2L: Moodle, Drupal, Sakai Edmodo, Sophia, Piazza http://www.quora.com/Who-are-competitors-or-other-services-similar-to-Edmodo

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CMS (Course Management System/Software) alternatives

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 12th January 2014

Desire2Learn (D2L) is the MnSCU purchased commercial product of CMS. Prior to D2L, MnSCU paid license to WebCT. WebCT merged with Blackboard, which at the moment is the largest CMS. in the first decade of the 21st century, dozens of commercial CMS products appeared on the market, but they were gradually absorbed mostly by Blackboard […]

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