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SCORM in Moodle – is it worth it?

I recently worked on a project requiring some SCORM-based assessment activities to be updated within a Moodle course (to reflect changes in the law).  The original developer was gone, as were the original files that produced the SCORM export.  In this case the SCORM assessment was not doing anything that could not have been handled…

Tips for Online Facilitators

This is a text version of a talk I recently gave at the iMoot, http://2015.imoot.org/.  It was also published at eLearning Industry (http://elearningindustry.com/top-5-tips-online-facilitators). One of the biggest mistakes that can be made is to think about online facilitation as an extension of face to face teaching.  It isn’t. If you are also the designer of…

What’s next for textbook publishers?

This piece was prompted by reading an article from McGraw Hill Education CEO David Levin.  Clearly McGraw Hill sees huge, expensive textbooks as a hard sell in this era and recognizes the advantages of digital textbooks. The advantages are there for the publisher – lower production and distribution costs and timely updates to content.  The…

Learning for Change

This article was originally published in Band of Brothers – The Southport School Magazine. November 2012 Richard Jones, Director of eLearning It is no secret that the world is changing fast and the pace of change is itself accelerating.  The graph below uses one measure (transistor count) to show that we are now at a…