Learning Management Systems: Update

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Ironically enough shortly after my post about deciding on learning management systems Education Week produced a lengthy article on the same subject matter.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/collections/smart-lms-strategy-2014/index.html?intc=EW-LMS10.14-EML

The article focuses on the following areas:

DISTRICT LEADERS TACKLE LMS CHALLENGES

Choosing the right learning management system is arguably one of the most important technology decisions school district leaders will make. This special report aims to give district leaders a better sense of what it takes to piece together a smart LMS strategy. It takes the reader through the buying-decision process, addresses the challenges of integrating an LMS into other software systems, outlines the complexities around professional development, and provides insights from educational technology leaders around the country who have faced these challenges.

District technology and instructional leaders face a daunting task when trying to figure out which learning management system to choose. Here’s advice from the director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education and a district technology director.

October 9, 2014 – Education Week
An example of how an LMS functions can be seen through the system developed by Schoology, a New York City-based provider whose system has over 6 million users in K-12 districts and universities worldwide.

September 29, 2014 – Education Week
Big questions are facing school district leaders across the country about how a learning management system should best fit into the larger ed-tech ecosystem.

September 29, 2014 – Education Week
Technical hurdles, turf battles among vendors, and the glacial pace of technology adoption are preventing LMS software from becoming the hub of a fully integrated ed-tech ecosystem.

September 29, 2014 – Education Week

Pressure on LMS Companies to Provide Quality PD

Educators must grasp how learning management systems can help students, yet also acquire the skills to juggle myriad academic and managerial duties.

September 29, 2014 – Education Week
School districts are evaluating various learning management systems more than ever before, but many underestimate the time and resources it will take to choose the right one.

September 29, 2014 – Education Week
Five school district technology leaders talk about the lessons they have learned about how to choose and use learning management systems in smart ways.

September 29, 2014 – Education Week
Choosing the technology for LMS delivery involves carefully weighing the pros and cons of several different options, and figuring out which one fits a district’s unique needs.

September 29, 2014 – Education Week
Source:
Complete Coverage District Leaders Tackle LMS Challenges. (2014, October 9). Retrieved from http://www.edweek.org/ew/collections/smart-lms-strategy-2014/index.html?intc=EW-LMS10.14-EML

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