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By lynda.com | Tuesday, May 06, 2014
It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week, and we at lynda.com would like to thank all the teachers who shape the minds and lives of learners young and old.
To celebrate your hard work and dedication to a brighter future, we’ve unlocked two lynda.com Education courses for you to watch this week: Flipping the Classroom and iPad Classroom: Apps for Educators.
By Jolie Miller | Thursday, September 05, 2013
Classrooms have gone digital, and with that comes a new set of teaching tools with the power to change everything you do as a teacher—from tracking grades to communicating with students and posting assignments and activities your class can access at all times. As you’re heading back into the classroom with a whole year stretched before you, here are three tips to get started with your digital classroom:
1. Try a new tech tool every month.
Find out what your students need most: more connection to each other, the ability to use iPads for their classwork, or perhaps the ability to complete and turn in assignments online? Pick an area you can start with and embrace one new piece of technology this month. Maybe it’s creating a classroom webpage or wiki, or just using school iPads in the classroom once a week. Monitor your students’ feedback, make adjustments as needed, and then commit to a new technology challenge for October.
By Chris Mattia | Thursday, May 28, 2009
The world of academia is abuzz this month with the recent announcement that Blackboard, the leading commercially available course management system (CMS), is acquiring competitor Angel Learning. The current issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Volume LV, Number 37, highlights this discussion with a front page article ‘Blackboard Buys Another Rival, to Customers’ Dismay.’ The article notes that many colleges are considering a shift to open source course management systems such as Moodle and Sakai, but the primary stumbling block is training and support for their faculty and students.
This week, lynda.com is releasing two titles in the Online Training Library® specifically for teachers and students using the Moodle open source learning management system. As the Educational Technologist at Art Center College of Design, I work very closely with the great folks at lynda.com to provide training and support to our entire campus community. Art Center has recently launched our own campus implementation of Moodle and the response from our faculty and students has been so positive that I just had to share this experience with all of you by creating these two titles at lynda.com.
If you’re making the jump to Moodle for your campus, or even if you’re already using it, my goal with Moodle Essential Training for Teachers is to quickly bring you up to speed on everything needed to build courses in Moodle. The companion training, Moodle Essential Training for Students, was designed to get all of the students at your institution a leg up in learning to efficiently use the latest version of Moodle. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think of the courses, and hope you’ll share your experience using Moodle or other open source learning management systems.
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