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This solution examines instructional technology's factors when determining what learning platform should be utilized and legal issues, ethical issues, learning tools, instructional methods, content, or context that need to be considered.

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1. What factors should be taken into consideration when determining what learning platform should be utilized? Why?

As you compose your reaction, consider students' needs as a primary focus. Learning platforms must match what students need to know. Therefore, adaptation is a crucial element. When looking at other factors, you might want to emphasize an active community, stable development status, and good documentation as factors. Platforms must also be student and user friendly and flexible. Good documentation is important so that tracking of data is facilitated.

For data related to Moodle, you might want to refer to this site: moodle.org/other/icalt2005.pdf
However, many scholars recommend Blackboard. Here is an article to support its usage: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3950/is_200404/ai_n9353341

When assessing factors, you might consider the type of courses needed to align with the platform. Is it a linear or mechanical course? Does the course organize students' assignments or allow room for group discourse and communication?

Here is another site to drive your data:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/02/17/PLelearn_1.html

2, What are the legal issues, ethical issues, learning tools, instructional methods, content, or contexts that need to be ...

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