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Moodle, the software platform, is now 3.0+ and offers more features. Moodle is used worldwide by over 90 million users. Want to read a review published August 2016 in PC Magazine? http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2486973,00.asp
Here is a quick video of its new features: https://youtu.be/vVpPxCPoWMA?list=PLxcO_MFWQBDfrcwIG_jYHr7BrOLD-fPL4
Distance Learning gets its own week this November 7 -11. According to the Sloan Consortium, the number of distance learning participants continues to grow, with increased recorded each year for the last three. Why? Because learners can participate from anywhere, at any time. They do not need to travel, or be present at time and place for a classroom lecture. Moreover, best practices in distance learning directs the development of INTERACTIVE learning, replacing the dull page-turner online courses of yesterday. Now, learners can practice with new information & skills, thereby increasing chances that a change in cognition & behavior will take place. Only then is the investment in training worthwhile.
The United States Distance Learning Association sponsors National Distance Learning Week. At their site, enroll in webinars to learn more about this form of education & training. Then return here, entering the Alaska Distance Learning Network, to explore a shared source for adult learning sponsored by various companies dedicated to keeping workforce knowledge & skills current.
The akDLN participated in the first International iMoot (distance delivered conference reaching countries around the globe) in 2010 and has been involved annually since then. For 2015, two presentations featuring Alaska distance learning are scheduled! The akDLN's experience in LCMS services for the workplace, especially nonprofits and small businesses, offers a model in home schooling and in business settings that are constrained by size and time/money to invest.
Watch for more as the iMoot 2015 unfolds!