Badges?! We don’t need no stinkin’… Oh, wait, maybe we do.

Learning Management Systems, Measuring eLearning

Badges?! We don’t need no stinkin’… Oh, wait, maybe we do.

So, this blog talks about using badges to display a user’s status in an eLearning community – I suppose like the badges you get when you have donated 10 pints of blood (my dad is about to donate his 50th pint, and I’m pretty sure I’ve used at least three of those donations). I do wonder how that could be used with our clients. We’ve been concentrating on building the library over the past few years, and maybe we need to come up with some ideas about the internal and external learning community: do we need a community of learners in our organisation? What would it contribute?


QR Codes – eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time

Learning Management Systems, Measuring eLearning

QR Codes – eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time.

I’ve seen QR codes, but didn’t know what they were, or what you did with them.

This very helpful blogpost pulls together a bunch of links and resources on QR codes, where to find a QR code reader, and their uses in education.

We’re still exploring the possibilities for making our modules available for mobile users (the iPhone doesn’t play Flash, which kind of hampers our activity in this area), but this could be useful in future.

Thinking Cap Lab

Learning Management Systems

Hmmm…I’ve found an online “lab” of instructional design. Let’s see how this works out.

Thinking Cap Lab

Well, it seems to be connected to some LMS software called Thinking Cap. I tried to access Thinking, but the opening video was taking so long to load that I gave up.

We’ve  just put a major LMS project on ice: it was over-specified and it took about ten minutes to tag and upload a single module to the staging server, let alone test the thing and load it to the live server. Bearing in mind we already have nearly 200 modules after only one year of operation, that’s a whole lot of time for one highly-expensive ID to sit at a desk clicking a mouse and waiting for taxonomy lists to load.

So, what should a good LMS have?