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LCMS: Empowering Learning Content

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 03:38 AM PDT

Elearning! summarizes, "eXact LCMS (learning content management system) that supports organization-wide, digital content production infrastructure relating to learning, knowledge dissemination and performance support. It maximizes existing content investments while empowering the learning content strategies that fit with and improve key business processes."


Features include:
  • Ingestion in Digital Repository
  • Learning Object model approach 
  •  Collaborative authoring for major cost reduction 
  •  Business process-driven content categorization (metadata, taxonomies)
  • Versioning management ensures access to the right and ready materials
  • Project and workflow management
  • Dynamic Learning Object linking allows authors to reuse stored and versioned content for shorter production cycles
  • Web editor
The product offers standard interoperability via SCORM, AIC and IMS for a future-proof integration with any LMS.

Take a closer look at www.exact-learning.com/en/products/learn-exact-suite/exact-lcms-learning-content-management-system

Source: Elearning!

The Scout Report: Research and Education

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 02:48 AM PDT

Check out these highlights from The Internet Scout Project below.

Imagining the Internet


What's next for the Internet? It's difficult to predict the future of this transformative technology, but the good folks at Elon University's School of Communications have a few thoughtful ideas on the subject. The mission of the project is "to explore and provide insights into emerging network innovations, global development, dynamics, diffusion and governance." The site includes sections like Forward 150/Back 150, which talks about the past and future of communications networks, and Visionaries Multimedia which includes videos recorded at global conferences featuring predictions about the Internet.

The Daily Palette Digital Collection

Every day, the staff members at the Daily Palette Digital Collection at the University of Iowa Libraries put up a new artwork by a different Iowa artist. Since the project was launched in 2004, the collection has profiled over 1,000 artists working in the fine arts, literature, video, and the performing arts. Visitors can scroll through the Highlights of Collection section near the bottom of the page for a taste of the very intriguing offerings here. The Subcollections area includes areas like Iowa Writes, Iowa on Stage, and Iowa at 30 Frames per second.

The Doorway Effect

Posted: 12 Aug 2012 01:54 AM PDT

Today I have Paul Taylor as guest blogger. Please be sure to check out his unique guest post. Guest posts are always welcome, please contact me.

I read an interesting article the other day about a study on the human memory. It turns out that walking into another room and forgetting what you came in there for is not a symptom of stress or bad memory; it is simply the way the human brain stores information.
In the study scientists had both online and offline subjects take an object, place it in a box where they couldn't see it, and walk across a room. Once they reached the other side of the room, they had to tell what the object was by memory. All the subjects passed that test, but when they put a doorway in the center of the room and walked the same distance through that doorway, many of them could no longer remember what they held.
Why is that? Well, scientists think it has to do with the way the human brain prioritizes memory. Your short term memory only has a certain amount of space. Your brain thinks that what is in the new room is more important to remember than what was in the old room. The old room is 'old data' that is purged to make room for new.
Of course, you can always remember what you need to if you repeat it to yourself or write it down, but I thought it was interesting that the same phenomena happened both online and off. Even when playing a game, a doorway triggers memory purging. Now, that says something powerful about the human brain, doesn't it?
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Many thanks to Paul.
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