LearnX “The Simulated learning environment” ETEC 522 (Fictional) Venture Pitch Venturo Bryan Company Website: http://learnx.wordpress.com/
LearnX The learning platform for the net generation, where simulation, interaction and plagiarism detection converge in one dynamic learning environment. Design for K-12 and Tertiary Education An integrated learning environment driven by the tenets of constructivism and situated cognition.
Vision Educational learning platforms in the twenty first century should be reflective of the vast array of tools that are available, while maintaining pedagogical soundness. Educators are looking for learning environments that improve the teaching learning process. Our visions is to become the leading provider of learning platforms that moves beyond functionalities of the common LMS to provide simulations that reflect real world contexts for K-12 and tertiary students and teachers.
Market Problem Context is important in learning, many subjects are taught in isolation, and many students find the content to be abstract. Existing learning management systems are not equipped with feature to replication real world contexts. After extensive schooling, graduates still have to spend several hours in on the job training in order to truly understand the working environment and context.
The Solution - LearnX An integration learning platform that combines the best features of Moodle and Second Life with build in plagiarism detection features. Low cost and ideal for learning “Learning will never be the same”.
Solution One Integrated Learning Environment Interaction and Collaborative Features Wikis, blogs, discussion forums and chartrooms Grading and Assessment Features Quizzes, E-portfolios, Plagiarism Detection feature Simulation Features Virtual Labs, Museums, Offices, Court Rooms, Farms etc. “All in one learning environment”
How Does It Work LearnX on an online Learning Platform Educational institutions that subscribe to LearnX are given a LearnX learning space on the LearnX server. All configurations and maintenance are done by the technical team at LearnX. This significantly reduces the expenditure that participating institutions will incur. Teachers are then carried through a training session which can be conducted live or through the simulation environment of LearnX learning platform.
How Does it work Teacher will then be required to set up their classes and enroll students. Student will then be able to: Interact with peers and teachers Upload assignments Use the simulated environments Download notes and lessons Work on E-portfolios View Grades and monitor progress.
LearnX Model Teacher Students LearnX Learning Platform Support Technical Support Technical Support
Technical support team Configures LearnX environment for school. Create teacher accounts. Train Teachers in use of the environment. Offer ongoing support for teachers and students in use of the learning platform. Maintain and backup information on the LearnX learning platform.
Teacher Configure online courses Add and Enroll student users in their classes Uses the various collaborative and interactive features in the teaching and learning process. Use simulated learning environments with students to add the appropriate context to learning. Perform assessments and grading. Return Grades to administrations Record simulation videos for future use.
Students Access course material from anywhere Interact with peers and teachers Upload assignments Use the simulated environments which include museums, labs, farms etc. Download notes and lessons Work on E-portfolios Upload papers through plagiarism detection interface View Grades and monitor progress.
LearnX Learning Platform The learnX environment offers educators a low cost secure integrated and learning platform with the best features of a LMS, simulations software and plagiarism detection. The costs associated with the maintenance and support of the learning platform are absorb by LearnX. Teacher and students have access to simulation environments such as labs, museums, hospitals, courtrooms, farms etc. Content that is produced on the LearnX learning space is owned by the creator (teacher and students). Information is secure and can only be accessed by users with a secure login.