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There is also OpenClass from Pearson, particularly if you are already a Google Apps user.  It's not as robust as Moodle, but it's free and it integrates very smoothly with Google Apps.  We started to move towards Moodle recently, but we are taking a long, hard look at Pearson to see if it better meets our needs.

Christopher

Christopher Butler
Director of Information Services
St. John's Preparatory School
http://www.stjohnsprep.org




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Remember that what works well in a F2F classroom is not necessarily adequate for an online course. Note that both Online School for Girls and Global Online Academy both use Haiku as their delivery platform. I've taken a course from OSG, and Haiku was pretty good - not perfect.

Joel

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On Nov 14, 2011, at 5:41 PM, Butler, Christopher wrote:

There is also OpenClass from Pearson, particularly if you are already a Google Apps user.  It's not as robust as Moodle, but it's free and it integrates very smoothly with Google Apps.  We started to move towards Moodle recently, but we are taking a long, hard look at Pearson to see if it better meets our needs.

Christopher

Christopher Butler
Director of Information Services
St. John's Preparatory School
http://www.stjohnsprep.org




Message from shawt@d-e.org

Joel,

This is a great point.

What are the best published resources for best practices in the blended or flipped classroom?  Anyone have any great books or articles to share?

Trevor

Hi Steve,

I don't have answers to your questions, but a small piece of info I can add is that Blackboard Collaborate (formally Elluminate and supposedly somewhat merged with Wimba too) is the best synchronous, online web conferencing tool that I've used as an attendee.  (I have no experience with the teacher/facilitator side.) 

If you haven't had experience Blackboard Collaborate (or others helping you with your decision haven't), I suggest attending some of the free sessions offered through The Future of Education (large, primarily lecture/interview), Classroom 2.0 live (similar format but a little smaller with more chances to be interactive), or LearnCentral.  That would be good way for teachers to see how it would work (from a student's point of view) as there are many great topics for educators on Future of Ed and Classroom 2.0 live.  Unfortunately, since this is now a Blackboard product, I suspect cost is not insignificant.

Future of Ed and Classroom 2.0 has full recordings of past web conf sessions, which include showing everything that was part of the session such as chat, polls, handing of the microphone, etc.  LearnCentral.org allows you to create a free 3-seat virtual meeting room.  Also, LearnCentral members can host larger synchronous events for free if they are Ed/PD related and open to all LearnCentral members.

Regards,
Bill

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Bill Campbell
Academic Technology Coordinator | Dwight-Englewood School
www.d-e.org
Twitter: BillCamp

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Edvance360 has real time video conferencing called Edvance360 Live. I have used it as an attendee and facilitator. I spoke to Blackboard Collaborate, but it was expensive.
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Hi Steve,

I don't have answers to your questions, but a small piece of info I can add is that Blackboard Collaborate (formally Elluminate and supposedly somewhat merged with Wimba too) is the best synchronous, online web conferencing tool that I've used as an attendee.  (I have no experience with the teacher/facilitator side.) 

If you haven't had experience Blackboard Collaborate (or others helping you with your decision haven't), I suggest attending some of the free sessions offered through The Future of Education (large, primarily lecture/interview), Classroom 2.0 live (similar format but a little smaller with more chances to be interactive), or LearnCentral.  That would be good way for teachers to see how it would work (from a student's point of view) as there are many great topics for educators on Future of Ed and Classroom 2.0 live.  Unfortunately, since this is now a Blackboard product, I suspect cost is not insignificant.

Future of Ed and Classroom 2.0 has full recordings of past web conf sessions, which include showing everything that was part of the session such as chat, polls, handing of the microphone, etc.  LearnCentral.org allows you to create a free 3-seat virtual meeting room.  Also, LearnCentral members can host larger synchronous events for free if they are Ed/PD related and open to all LearnCentral members.

Regards,
Bill

--
Bill Campbell
Academic Technology Coordinator | Dwight-Englewood School
www.d-e.org
Twitter: BillCamp

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