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  • kstooshnov 9:12 am on October 22, 2011
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    Tags: , Moodle, WebCT   

    As many classmates may agree, switching from the WebCT format used in a majority of MET program courses to the current UBC blog has been a subtle shift from the usual way of posting and responding to others.  Which of the two offer a preferred educational experience, similar to what we as teachers can provide […]

    Continue reading WebCT vs. UBC Blogs Posted in: Week 07: Blogs
    • Allie 8:34 pm on October 23, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      You raise a lot of important points – and I especially appreciate your point about the older posts disappearing. The LMS discussion boards seem to allow a wider number of conversations to be going on at the same time.
      Something I do appreciate about writing for the ocean is that I take a little more care in thinking through my posts than I might do on WebCT.
      *as for the ‘my grade’ feature – when one is a prof designing a webCT site, one gets to pick and choose which features one wants to include; sometimes you might click on a bunch of features that you might use, but don’t end up using. I expect that one of the reasons the gradebook isn’t often used is because most of us keep a private gradebook on excel or whatever, and it’s just another task to input grades onto WebCT.

  • Juliana 12:34 pm on September 26, 2011
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    Tags: , Lambda Solutions, Mahara, Moodle   

    Founder-leader name:  Shevy Levy Venture Name:  Lambda Solutions     Description of venture:  Lambda solutions provide online course development services.  They also assist clients with developing materials for the Moodle LMS and Mahara e-portfolio platforms.  They are endorsed as an official partner for Moodle and Mahara.  Their main focus is to create effective e-Learning solutions […]

    Continue reading Shevy Levy – Founder and CEO of Lambda Solutions Posted in: Week 04: Entrepreneur Bootcamp
    • Karen Jones 12:49 pm on September 26, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Interesting person and company, Juliana. As you have indicated, it seems that experience garnered by working in related fields is valuable for an entrepreneur’s perspective, and probably would increase the chances of a new venture’s success. It would also multiply the number of networking contacts.

      Good job!

      • Juliana 8:16 am on September 27, 2011 | Log in to Reply

        Thanks for the comment Karen. Yes, I think experience and contacts is key. In addition, having good people working in the company is important too. I think she has also made some good partnerships with Mahara and Moodle. Being the official partner with these organizations can help to create a market niche and encourage others to be referred to your services.


    • andrea 9:13 pm on September 26, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      You’re right that running a company requires so many different skill sets, and its important to bring together people who specialize in specific areas (marketing, HR), not just in the ‘product’ category. Thanks for this intro to Lambda – I’ve heard a lot about them in Vancouver but never looked at the makeup of leadership.

      • Juliana 8:18 am on September 27, 2011 | Log in to Reply

        Thanks for the comment Andrea. As I am based in Vancouver, I wanted to look at a local company. In addiiton, I was intrigued by their partnerships with open-source platforms Moodle and Mahara. And it is true, a good team makes a good company.


    • Angela Novoa 4:28 pm on September 27, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi Juliana. Great work! I think it is really important to have experience related to the field of the product and have experience in research. Also, having a team with many different skill sets is relevant too.

      • Juliana 4:12 pm on October 2, 2011 | Log in to Reply

        Thanks Angela. I think that’s what made me feel better about examining these ventures. No one was an expert in everything, but they did connect with people who were an expert in their chosen fields.


    • hall 1:31 am on September 29, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      I think a person who is starting a business must be knowledgeable of his or her product or service. It is necessary for the person to have research and practical experience because it will probably help him or her understand all pros and cons the product or service. Great points.

      • Juliana 4:17 pm on October 2, 2011 | Log in to Reply

        Thanks for your comment Everton. I think we often overlook the importance of research when we think of business, but it is an important aspect of success. How many times have there been poorly researched initiatives implemented in our school systems only to find out that they all flat? When this happens in businesses, people loose jobs and money.


    • Doug Smith 2:50 am on October 1, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      I like how Levy seems to have created a strategic partnership with Moodle and Mahara. This not only gives people a reason to use Lambda Solutions, but is also a great way to market her company with a type of free advertising. Good report Juliana.

      • Juliana 4:21 pm on October 2, 2011 | Log in to Reply

        Thanks Doug. I think it was very good of her to form partnerships with those two companies. It creates a good business base since the two other companies can refer clients to her.


    • mcquaid 5:00 am on October 1, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      “As I am just starting out in this field it feels like I have a long way to go. I feel that I really need to have good practical experience to make it as an entrepreneur in this field.”

      I found it interesting, while reading through just my own entry possibilities, how this is sometimes true and sometimes not. I think, like you, that getting into something as technical and broad as this topic would require some background experience. I was intrigued (and relieved / inspired), though, how some leaders / CEO’s started off with some goal or product that was very far from what they ended up doing.

      • Juliana 4:23 pm on October 2, 2011 | Log in to Reply

        Thanks for your comment. I think that is part of my problems with becoming an entrepenuer. I think I need to be an expert befor I purse it as a business. Perhaps I should re-think this. May be it is just a matter of seeing an opportunity and going after it.


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