Tag Archives: Instructional design

e-Learning, Moodle and Music

I am an instructional technologist by trade. My true passion is music and journalism as evidenced by the content of this blog. I constantly seek avenues to combine these interests to become more fully realized. I term this the zen of my existence. ( i.e. cognoscenti).

Moodle, the free, open-source course management solution has revolutionized learning. Today it has 55 million global users. It has successfully disrupted the Learning Management System universe (LMS). I love the fact that it is toppling BlackBoard‘s dominance.

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I wish I taught a music course and used Moodle to manage that learning experience. I am going to accomplish that by building an online music appreciation course with Moodle.

As I work my way along that path I locate subject matter authorities who guide my aspirations. One such individual in the field of software training I am following is William Rice. Bill is a leading authority in instructional design, e-Learning courseware management/development and Moodle consulting. He has written a definitive book series about Moodle for Packt Publishing.

 

Elements for Constructing Social Learning Environments

As I conduct my viral research for my Capella University course project on edublogging I keep discovering these tasty graphics that illustrate social learning admirably.

The graphic was created by Abhijit Kadle on the Upside Learning Web site. I just started following him on Twitter ;). Thank you Abhijit for such an insightful graphic.

Thank you Jason Rhode for uploading this image to Flickr, I see you are an alumni of Capella University and that you have a Ph. D. in Instructional Design for Online Learning. That is my Masters in Education pursuit.

I plan to ask you a couple of questions about edublogging for my paper once I can assimilate your content on your Web site.

Thanks Gentlemen,
Ed Jennings

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