HIPAA and the Cloud?

On February 22, 2012, in lms, by admin

Following up on my last post regarding data protection in the cloud and the new European Data Protection laws, I’m sharing ZDNET’s latest article on Will your cloud be HIPAA compliant? It’s a good article and makes the point that where there’s a need, the industry will find a way to fulfill the need. But […]

Data Privacy Protection – Impact for Online Education?

On January 25, 2012, in lms, by admin

In the United States online education must comply with FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2002 (commonly referred to as the TEACH Act of 2002), intellectual property and copyright laws, Section 508 for accessibility of electronic and information technology, and even HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and […]

DownThemAll! Firefox Extension for Moodlers

On January 12, 2012, in lms, moodle1.9, moodle2, training, by admin

If you use the Moodle software to manage your course, you may have noticed a missing feature that you desperately need. Previous Blackboard and WebCT users are familiar with this feature and lament the lack of it in Moodle. This is the ability to download all the submission files for an assignment at one time. […]

A Solution for Alfresco-Moodle2 Integration?

On January 5, 2012, in cms, lms, moodle2, by admin

I have been wracking my brain around the problems with integrating Alfresco and Moodle 2 and file handling for almost a year now. I know many other Moodle users with similar concerns and problems.  I even wrote a whitepaper on the topic: Moodle 2 – Alfresco Integration. It looks like a German company named edu-sharing* […]

SCORM 2004, 4th Edition – Simulation and Gaming, FINALLY!

On January 4, 2012, in lms, reusable, by admin

The ADL released the 4th edition of SCORM 2004 in 2009: http://www.adlnet.gov/capabilities/scorm/scorm-2004-4th – not so exciting news. The EXCITING news is that they have released a beta version of Unity game-based-simulation SCORM packager, built on SCORM 2004, 4th edition, standards: Overview: http://www.adlnet.gov/adl-releases-the-unity-scorm-integration-toolkit-version-1-0-beta Download: http://www.adlnet.gov/scorm-unity-integration QuickStart Guide online: http://www.adlnet.gov/unity-scorm-quick-start-guide. Please note, you need to have a developer with Unity authoring […]

SCORM-2-IMS Cartridge

On January 4, 2012, in lms, reusable, by admin

Most LMS (learning management systems, such as Taleo Learn*, Saba, Moodle, Blackboard, SumTotal, etc.) can upload a SCORM package and run it in either SCORM 1.2 or 2004 compliance mode. Some of these systems allow you to upload a SCORM package as an IMS Cartridge as well (such as Moodle – but it may not be fully […]

Moodle2 Site Up

On November 20, 2011, in lms, moodle2, by admin

I’ve installed my Moodle2 test site. It’s up at http://test.maryparke.com. I’ll be posting updates on my discoveries in Moodle2 on the blog.