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Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Major LMS companies such as WebCT, Blackboard, Angel, Saba and Desire2Learn all adopted standards originally developed by IMS. These were supported in term with application-specific application programming interfaces (APIs) and specialized software, such as Blackboard''s ''Collaborate'' synchronous conferencing system. known as ''Really Simple Syndication'', which was adopted by blog engines such as LiveJournal and Blogger.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. Existing Adoption At the very start I asked the audience for examples of where they were currently using these tools as part of learning solutions. I discussed the fact that there was a common Adoption Pattern that went from personal adoption to work groups to organization. I discussed my experience from Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0