Sunday, 9 December 2012

CarveNiche Deliver e-Learning content in India

Digital content providers CarveNiche technologies are one of the companies at the forefront of India's education technology boom. Having won a grant of $200,000 from Mumbai Angels earlier this year, they are now looking to deliver e-learning content to more schools in India, having established a firm base in Bangalore.

By February 2012, CarveNiche had developed well over 1000 hours of digital content for schools, and has continued to deliver more and more to meet the appetite for online learning in the education sector.

An international development summit held in India this year, chaired by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, saw world leaders in education agree that online is key to improving educational standards on a global level. It was also agreed that educational technology will be at the forefront of India's social and economic development as a whole.

Companies such as Carveniche will play an essential part and this digital content provider is working on expanding its sales into further territories that include Delhi and Kolkata.

Specialists is solutions for K-12 schools, CarveNiche provide packages of pre-built content, as well as bespoke content development services.

The company has developed its own WisdomLeap learning platform that encompasses an LMS for course management, grading and reporting, digital content and e-portfolios for collaborative learning and showcasing work.

Contact information:

CarveNiche Technologies Private Limited
740, Second Floor, 
11th Main 7th Cross, 
BTM 2nd Stage




Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Webanywhere Launch Learner Journey e-Portfolio

Specialist e-learning and web solutions company, Webanywhere, have revised their e-portfolio and safe social network, launching it as Learner Journey.

Formerly known as Student Jotter, the name Learner Journey better describes the lifelong learning that can be documented and reflected on with e-portfolios.

Learner Journey e-Portfolio and Social Network

Gone are the days when students and parents / guardians were required to keep mounds of paper to remember and reflect on a student's education. Learner Journey creates a secure, online archive of work, which can be shared with anyone who is approved to have access - wherever they are based.

What makes this system more than a traditional blog, is the social networking aspect. Controlled by teachers, students can share their work with their peers, facilitating collaborative working in an environment that automatically filters bad language or inappropriate imagery.

Teachers and other administrative staff can also monitor behaviour, restrict access levels on an individual or group basis, and comment on work, offering support and encouragement. There is a range of themes available, so that the student can control the look and feel of their online environment.

Get in touch with Webanywhere for a free demo of Learner Journey or other e-learning products:

 Learner Journey is set up to make collaborative and reflective learning both easy and fun.

Visit the website at to learn more.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

e-Learning Key to Education Development in India

At the recent World Economic Forum (WEC) India Ecomomic Summit 2012, learning technology companies were extolling the virtues of their solutions in improving education in the country. 

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown was the moderator of the meet, and he described how education was essential for moving India from a middle income to a high income economy. 

The United Nations' Special Envoy for Global Education, he said that there is "no other important issue other than education in this country or globally". 

Online educational non-profit Khan Academy was highlighted as an example of a game-changing new model that had made a dramatic impact in a short space of time. 

Khan Academy Founder Salman Khan

Swedish speaker Peje Emilsson described a need for disruption to the existing look of the classroom and urged school teachers to provide a better link with technology. 

Naresh Gupta, MD of Adobe Systems India, said that e-learning would allow high quality teachers to expand their reach. 

MD of Educomp, Shantanu Prakash, described how his company's virtual studios allow 100,000 students to study accounting across both urban and rural areas. 

There was agreement among most of those in attendance that "the future of education is online". 

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Top 20 LMS Solutions - Capterra Study

Software review website Capterra have published a study of the top 20 most widely used LMS software Solutions worldwide.

Their study looked at learning management systems used across the education and business sectors, assessing their presence by total customers, active users and web visibility.

Here are Capterra's overall top 20 in order:

1. Moodle
2. Edmodo
3. Blackboard
4. SumTotal Systems
5. Skillsoft
6. Cornerstone
7. Desire2Learn
8. Schoology
9. NetDimensions
10. Collaborize Classroom
11. Interactyx
12. Docebo
13. Instructure
14. Meridian Knowledge Solutions
15. Latitude Learning
16. Sakai
17. Eduneering
18. Mzinga
19. Epsilen
20. Inquisiq r3

The results were also broken down by total customers, active users and social media followers:

Total Customers
Edmodo - 100k
Moodle - 68k
Collaborize Classroom - 36k
Schoology - 20k
Docebo 5k

Total Users
Moodle - 60m
SumTotal Systems - 32m
Blackboard - 20m
Edmodo - 10m
Interactyx - 10m

Edmodo - 19.8k
Blackboard - 13k
Interactyx - 10.1k
Moodle - 9.7k
Eduneering - 7.2k

While Edmodo leads discussion on Twitter and Facebook, it is not as visible on LinkedIn, where Blackboard has most followers at 6.8k.

Presumably, this reflects Edmodo's use in Education, whereas LinkedIn is primarily for business networking and discussion.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Moodle Partners in the UK

Below are contact details for official Moodle Partners in the UK, offering e-learning solutions for education or business.

Webanywhere Ltd
Orchard House
Aire Valley Business Centre
West Yorkshire
BD21 3BB
Tel: 0800 862 0131

Remote-Learner UK Limited
Bloxham Mill Business Centre
Barford Road
OX15 4ff
Tel: 01295 722 836

HowToMoodle Ltd
Cloisters Court
22-26 Farringdon Lane
Tel: 0845 226 1073

Synergy Learning
Holywood House
1 Innis Court
County Down
BT18 9HF
Northern Ireland
Tel : 028 9042 2000

E-Learn Design
19 St Vigeans Place
Newton Mearns
G77 6FB
Tel: 0845 474 4512