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Leah MacVie Instructional Designer | Canisius College

Is anyone on the hunt for a new LMS? If so, what are you looking at closely?

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High School Teacher from Sydney, Australia

Hi Leah, Wow, talk about

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Hi Leah,
Wow, talk about coincidences - I'm trying to get my school to move away from the terrible old clunky system we have at the moment.

I've heard good things about both Moodle and Blackboard - do you know about them? Can you recommend anything?

e-learning course developer

Moodle is a free VLE,

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Moodle is a free VLE, Blackboard commercial. Also I know A-Tutor, Mahara and Sakai. All under GNU License.

High School Teacher from Sydney, Australia

Hi t-july, Which of those

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Hi t-july,
Which of those platforms have you found useful? Care to give us the run-down on them?

Keith.

Well, first it depends on the

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Well, first it depends on the scale - do you want to deploy VLE for school/university of just for personal teaching. Each system has restrictions. As for me I use Moodle for all of my projects as Moodle has longer story than others.
Here are some links to find all information:
moodle.org
mahara.org
atutor.ca
elgg.org - has user's portfolius
sakaiprojst.org

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Hi t-july,

Which of those platforms have you found useful? Care to give us the run-down on them?

Keith.

2nd grade teacher

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We are using Haiku LMS. It is great and they listen to what we want.

Im stearing at what are you

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Im stearing at what are you writing and trying to learn so much about you, because i understand we, are pupils are far away of you, but we, particulary i, can change some of are reality, that is our obligation, our way of life as a teacher

Learning Analyst at InfoPro Worldwide

Hi Keith, Moodle and

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Hi Keith,

Moodle and Blackboard have their own unique advantages. Depends on what resources (budgets) you may like to spend. Moodle is simple, equally robust, scalable and open source so free of cost. You only need to spend a little on customizing it. Even the World Bank uses Moodle. Blackboard is robust and has more featured options lke video conferencing facilities and hence advanced. You will need spend on the software licensing (hosted model) and hosting infrastructre (stand alone model).

Let me know if you may need more assistance. ben.nayak@infoproworldwide.com

Counselor at Lakewood Middle School/Salina Public Schools USD 305

Just finished reading some of

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Just finished reading some of Leah's posts and was provoked to join this group. I'm a sponge for these ideas and potentials.

Counselor at Lakewood Middle School/Salina Public Schools USD 305

Yulia, I think the last one

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Yulia, I think the last one is

sakaiproject.org
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Learning Management Systems

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This last summer I looked at 14 different LMS's. The clear winner was BrainHoney. Hightlights include: Teacher dashboard, easy alignment of anything (activities, assessments, etc..) to standards/objectives, analytics, most everything imports (Moodle, Bb, Scorm), ease of use and price. I recently have been training teachers in BH in the member school districts in the coop I work for. If you are interested, I can point you to some pretty outstanding discounts.

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