Digital Content & Your District
Overcoming Obstacles and Maximizing Benefits
The Growth of the Digitally Connected Classroom
What is an LMS?
In the higher education market as of fall 2011, Blackboard is the leading provider with 51% market share, with Moodle (19%) and Desire2Learn (11%) being the next two largest providers.
The people at moodlerooms created the visual below to help explain what the LMS is responsible for and what their xpLor program can achieve. Content is a major portion of the LMS and xpLor seeks to help make the authoring, sharing, copywriting, & delivery of content happen with greater ease and efficiency.
The Content Conundrum
Steps to Overcoming the Content Conundrum
The cloud also reduces storage needs for schools, enables collaboration. The presenters noted real interaction or face to face interaction can be a difficult maneuver in the classroom. However, file sharing, best done via cloud computing is easier. The webinar presenters went onto present their own technology xpLor. But the also noted that items such as google apps allow for this streamlining of content in the classroom.
- xpLor appears to be an exciting web program where an effective cloud computing system for the classroom can exist. Xplor isnt going to replace a program like google apps for education. It is meant to work along side such an platform.
- Below you can find the google apps for education webinar. This webinar walks users through the basics of google apps for education. What is compelling about the google apps webinar is the beginning where the viewer gets to see how group projects were conducted just a few years ago. You then see how these issues are eliminated via google apps for education.
Creative Commons & xPlor
Its important to understand the relationship with digital rights and copy rights. Creative Commons (see CC intro video) is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. xpLor will work along side creative commons. Imported or created content can be copy written via a built in tool to allow teachers to copyright their material. Attributions and copyright rules carryover within xpLor.