+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Virtual Learning Platforms Thread, Escimo - New VLE in Technical; I have just taken over the VLE technician role in my school and we are currently looking at alternative to ...
  1. #1
    Crispin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    361
    Thank Post
    76
    Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Escimo - New VLE

    I have just taken over the VLE technician role in my school and we are currently looking at alternative to skillspace's learning platform.

    We have a meeting with the marketing manager of the new Essex CC's VLE, Escimo.

    Escimo - Collaborative Online Learning

    Has anyone looked into this LP? I'd be appreciative for any feedback with this. I'm a little worried it'll be yet another failed attempt at finding an LP. In my opinion skillspace is awful and I don't particularly want to be in the same position again.

    Thanks

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    23
    Thank Post
    14
    Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    27

    ESCIMO

    In my primary I have just had an email from county to inform me that we are getting ESCIMO over the summer, but I can't find much about it. It says there are 6 pilot schools. Would like to know what we are in for!

  3. #3
    Crispin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    361
    Thank Post
    76
    Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    Yeh I think I would like to see how the pilot schools are using it, just to be sure. Apparently it integrates with our CMIS so that is a bonus.

    Although on the website FAQ it seems to suggest it is mainly to compliment an existing LP, so not sure how they're going to try and sell it to us as a complete replacement, which is what they'll be doing.

    I'll let you know how the meeting goes on Thursday.

  4. #4
    NewOrder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Stafford
    Posts
    195
    Thank Post
    10
    Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    It looks like a MLG built on SharePoint. If you want I can put a list of questions together that you can ask them. Here as some to get a response.

    MIS intergration.

    Provisioning of users. ( you can't go wrong with Salamander )

    Are they using mysite or developing their own. ( Mysite is excellent concept but needs work )

    Are templates being provided.

    Whats the difference between primary and secondary.

    Are they using the inbuilt blogs and wikis or developing simpler ones that are easier to use for teachers.

    Last but most crucial what learner management if SLK what version? course manager have they got it working, will they allow connection to moodle, have they looked at others in SharePoint.

    What permissions do schools have. Can they change add in there own bits.

    Any content provided?

    Hope this helps

    Will they be at the Learning Gateway confrence?

  5. Thanks to NewOrder from:

    Crispin (10th June 2009)

  6. #5
    Crispin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    361
    Thank Post
    76
    Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    Thanks for this, will definitely be helpful for tomorrows meeting.
    I am not aware of the conference but I can always ask for you, if you'd like.

  7. #6
    tsimons's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Billericay, Essex
    Posts
    22
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    We have been a pilot school from the start

    there are a few good points

    - Integration with SIMS or another system.
    - Own Dedicated Link from Schools in Essex.
    - Good Support

    We have been running into a few problems since the SIMS integration has been added (being the second school to have it implemented) there is bound to be a few teething problems.

    If you want to ask any questions about Escimo just give me a PM

    Tom

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. LP+ VLE
    By spy in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 23rd July 2009, 03:30 PM
  2. VLE
    By IanT in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 22nd October 2008, 12:46 PM
  3. Which VLE?
    By jcollings in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 15th May 2008, 09:58 PM
  4. Do we need a VLE?
    By dancingdruid in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15th May 2007, 08:50 PM
  5. VLE
    By Rozzer in forum Web Development
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 27th December 2005, 06:07 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •