What good could come from mapping English language learning experiences? Sean Sutton revisits and updates his post on TinCan API.
Next in our series on people who’ve made the break into ELT Entrepreneurship is the three man team behind StudyBundles, an English language teaching and learning digital product provider specialising in preparatory pre-arrival courses for learners who want to study in English medium Higher Education.
It’s 2014 and perhaps a little late for a comprehensive review of EdTech in 2013. I’d rather not miss the chance to take a brief look back though, so I’ll take a more personal approach. This is what I learned in 2013 …
The way learning activity is recorded by LMSs is about to undergo a long over-due shake up. If you use an LMS as either a student, a teacher, an administrator, or even as an LMS provider, you no doubt already have some misgivings about the way in which learning activity is tracked by the system: your LMS is probably too rigid to track all the results at the level of granularity you want; it is likely to be a painful process to conform your learning content to work with the way outcomes are tracked; and almost definitely your LMS is unable to track informal or non-curricular learning activity at all. You are not alone in your dissatisfaction. Fortunately, inroads are being made into redefining the way in learning experiences can be tracked and recorded.