Link: MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education (pdf) Link: MOOCs and Open Education: Implications for Higher Education (MS Word docx)
This report sets out to help decision makers in higher education institutions gain a better understanding of the phenomenon of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and trends towards greater [...]
Link: http://publications.cetis.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/LTI-Briefing-Paper.pdf (pdf)
The IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specification provides a standard mechanism for seamlessly connecting Interoperability learning applications and remote content to virtual learning environments (VLEs) and enterprise portals.
It is increasing in popularity as a method for providing integrations which are not dependent upon a particular VLE.
This briefing [...]
Link: Distributed Learning Environments (pdf).
Summary: After a period of relative stability and deeper embedding, the debate about the role and function of the VLE (virtual learning environment) within the institution is gathering pace again. Many institutions in the UK are in the process of reviewing their current VLE provision in the light [...]