Blogging is being increasingly incorporated in today’s learning landscape. It’s no longer just for aspiring writers, business, and for hobby bloggers. Blogging is now an instrument of learning for many. One testament to blogging’s increasing popularity in the classroom can be seen at KidBlog. It’s a WordPress hosted blogging that’s specifically designed for students and teachers. The site is currently used (for free) by over 2 million K-12 students from all over the world. If you’re a teacher who’s new to blogging or a student who suddenly took interest in blogging, there are many ways to learn. Although most services like KidBlog.org are fairly simple to use, plenty of other resources are available to help you start blogging. Try a […]
In today’s world, more and more processes and products are moving online. Education is no exception. 10 years ago, online education was just beginning, and today, nearly every major college in the world offers online classes, and many others offer entire online degrees. The use of Learning Management Systems help facilitate the process of distance education better than ever. As Phillip D. Long, the Director of Learning Outreach for MIT iCampus, says in his 2008 book Learning Spaces: “Digital technology continues to advance at a frenetic pace, offering greater capability while simultaneously becoming more mobile and more affordable…The implications are significant: more affordable and mobile technology facilitates greater access to content and resources. This enhanced access, in turn, has made […]
This article will discuss, individually, the essential characteristics of Moodle and WordPress; it will then describe how the two may be integrated with one another. Both are very new, having been released only within the past ten years. What is Moodle? Moodle is a free source e-learning platform (other terms include Course Management System (CMS), Learning Management System (LMS), and virtual learning environment) that saw its stable release less than a month ago; though its first version came out some ten years earlier. The name stands for Modular Object-Oriented Design Learning Environment; the original object of its inventor, Martin Dougiamas, was to find our ways in which open source software can be used to support a “social constructionist epistemology of […]
Just saw this on Matt Mullenweg’s blog: There’s a new mailing list for discussion WordPress and Education.