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  1. ful56_uk's Avatar
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    we are having the same issues, was told it would be fixed in 3.0.53 what tweaks have you suggested?
  2. GREED's Avatar
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    I think we would need to Admins to look at this, but is sounds like a great idea and this is the best environment for this already being a well established community with many trusted individuals present!
  3. OK_Elena's Avatar
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    Let's launch the Community today! I'm in joking mood...
    Any way, you suggested EduGeek as a good example. It looks like wonderful place to start Free-Lance Community. It will give experienced members possibility to monetize their knowledges and will be useful for newcomers to start quickly. What do you think?
  4. GREED's Avatar
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    Sounds like a great plan to me, and would have my full support (being a professional IT Trainer and all!)
  5. OK_Elena's Avatar
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    You can find any information in Internet for free. It will take time to search, read, summarize information and move from basics to expert level. You can ask forums members for advise and casual folks will answer for free. Can this information be trusted? Yes or no... it depends.

    If you would like to save time and get information that can be trusted you have to pay. Time value of money. You pay and affordable, accessible and experienced trainer trains and coachs you, track learning process and help you to get the most of the course in the shortest time and succeed. It is worth of paying.

    Yes, you are right I suggest to create Free-Lance Trainers Community.
  6. GREED's Avatar
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    Ok next point. Using EduGeek as a base for the example, what would encourage users to pay for advice and training that other forums would offer for free (ok via email or the likes), or indeed other memebers of the forum?

    Or, are we talking about setting up a training community (of such recognised experts) which others can pay for; we become free-lance trainers? I like that more!
  7. OK_Elena's Avatar
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    Cool!
  8. GREED's Avatar
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    I'll come back with more thoughts later!
  9. OK_Elena's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED
    Firstly, by what standards do you become recognised as an expert in order to be able to charge?

    Don't get me wrong I like the idea, but just thinking through the problems I see!
    We can empower the community to recognise member as an expert. Here is how I have it in mind:
    In your profile LMS-related information is viewed - My Courses, My Announcements, My Files, My Certificates. If you feel like to be recognised as an expert you just inform community that you run for Experts Group and ask them to vote. Votes from the members which passed your courses and members of Experts Group weight more. You are recognised as an expert, if at least 60% of your learners and 50% of Experts Group members who voted recognized you as an expert.

    I don't think it is neccessary to get involved external experts.

    Don't worry, I'm GLAD to discuss. I'm eager to hear opinions and analyze problems! Thank you
  10. GREED's Avatar
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    Firstly, by what standards do you become recognised as an expert in order to be able to charge?

    Don't get me wrong I like the idea, but just thinking through the problems I see!
  11. OK_Elena's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED
    You are right, not a new concept, but on what level do you mean? Are you talking about an internal communcation system (Intranet), a company or external system, EduGeek as an example? The answer presents many a possibility (and problem!).

    Graham
    I mean external online based system. Yes, EduGeek is a wonderful example! What do you have in mind under problem?
  12. GREED's Avatar
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    You are right, not a new concept, but on what level do you mean? Are you talking about an internal communcation system (Intranet), a company or external system, EduGeek as an example? The answer presents many a possibility (and problem!).

    Graham
  13. OK_Elena's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erigas
    JoomlaLMS becomes more commercial: JoomlaLMS 1.0.7 is released! | Joomla learning management system (LMS)
    They integrated discount coupons,sales reports PayPal payment... It is just what I remember. I doubt ebay will make their internal platform commercial.
    Disagree. They don't focus on professional training providers. Just added more features for them. JoomlaLMS started from universities and colleges. Now it is used for Ocean Petroleum corporate training of their employees on an Intranet.
  14. SYNACK's Avatar
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    I'm certain that Pad computing will be a very useful addition to the current ways that we use and interact with information now and in the future. They had them is Star Trek and that show has acted almost as a blueprint for technology with the different props being made real as soon as the technology became practical.

    Inkeeping with the theme I am certain that the iPad would be a Romulan design given its closed and secretive nature

    One of the big things that I think is important with such devices is the removal of the barrier made by the screen, the pad can be put on a table and seen by several people even seated face to face which would be difficult or impossible with a laptop.
  15. BatchFile's Avatar
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    We had that with our IBM fileserver a while ago - hot swap my @r5e!
  16. Erigas's Avatar
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    JoomlaLMS becomes more commercial: JoomlaLMS 1.0.7 is released! | Joomla learning management system (LMS)
    They integrated discount coupons,sales reports PayPal payment... It is just what I remember. I doubt ebay will make their internal platform commercial.
  17. Butuz's Avatar
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    Cheers GrumbleDook.

    I would be interested to hear some constructive ideas from Spannerman2 regarding his "new model" of curriculum network. Personally I think virtual machines / virtual images of some kind would be one of the better ways to provide pupils with an unrestricted desktop / unrestricted network for them to experiment with without endangering the curriculum network.

    There is simply no way that kind of "abuse" could be allowed on a curriculum network because within 6 months the entire network would either be at best dead or very dysfunctional, and it worst totally compromised and the school would be straight in the newspapers when private pupil/staff data was uploaded all over the internet. I would be willing to wager Spannerman2 would probably be the first to complain to his network manager when he was unable to teach due to not even being able to log on.

    Another question – assuming Spannerman2 teaches in a school, has he been to his SMT/Head to put forward his radical new ideas on how to teach ICT? How did that go?

    Cheers

    Butuz
  18. GrumbleDook's Avatar
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    Spannerman2 and I agree to disagree on a number of things, but his points are aimed constructively and he has been part of some very healthy discussions since this original post.

    I will do a follow-up post in a few weeks time to summarise his contributions and others too.
  19. Cloris's Avatar
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    Joomla and LMS integration is a hot topic surely. Wonderful opportunity for open source Moodle and JoomlaLMS. I wonder who will be closer to triumph. They will come up soon, will see. Big projects is not my business, it's a pity...
  20. Butuz's Avatar
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    Wow. The constructiveness of that blog astounds me. He clearly belongs in the 80s with his BBC Master.

    Unfortunately for the rest of us things have moved on somewhat since then.