Learning Management Systems

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Classroom Technology How Google Classroom Is Changing Teaching: Q&A With Researcher Carlo Perrotta
The popular software is bringing the “logics of datafication, automation, surveillance, and interoperability" to schools, researchers say.
Benjamin Herold, December 17, 2020
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Sam Urban Wittrock, a history teacher at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, shows an example of one of the many WiFi hotspot devices his school district is giving to students. Schools nationwide are gearing up to do a better job this academic year making sure digital devices and WiFi access are available to all students.
Sam Urban Wittrock, a history teacher at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, shows an example of one of the many WiFi hotspot devices his school district is giving to students. Schools nationwide are gearing up to do a better job this academic year making sure digital devices and WiFi access are available to all students.
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Infrastructure How to Address Big Tech Equity Challenges
School districts are facing huge tech equity issues this school year, especially if schools return to full-time remote learning. Here’s how they are addressing those challenges.
Christina A. Samuels, July 22, 2020
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Professional Development 5 Tips for Remote Learning PD Success
Training teachers, principals, and district administrators on how to improve remote instruction will take a big commitment to mastering the learning management system and honing video teaching skills.
David Rauf, July 22, 2020
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Curriculum How Statewide LMS Options Could Help Schools Strengthen Remote Learning
Several states already offer a state-sanctioned LMS option to their schools, with some encouraging results in their efforts to cut costs and improve technical capabilities.
Mark Lieberman, May 21, 2020
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School & District Management Crazy Schedules, Questions for Tech Support During COVID-19: 'What Is an LMS?'
Behind the scenes, school district employees manning IT help desks are playing the role of an unsung cast that has made the shift to remote learning possible.
David Rauf, May 11, 2020
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IT Management Leader To Learn From Making Technology Work for Schools
As the technology director in the Vail School District in Vail, Ariz., Mark Breen’s tech savvy and deep understanding of what principals need has simplified the technology educators need to do their jobs and freed up time for them to focus on students. He is recognized as a 2020 Leader To Learn From.
Alyson Klein, February 19, 2020
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Infrastructure What Is a CMS
EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit group that promotes the use of information technology in education, provided a definition of course-management systems in a paper on the topic prepared in 2003 by the group’s Emerging Technologies Committee. “At its simplest, a course-management system is a tool that allows an instructor to post information on the Web without that instructor having to know or understand HTML or other computer languages. A more complete definition of a CMS is that it provides an instructor with a set of tools and a framework that allows the relatively easy creation of online course content and the subsequent teaching and management of that course, including various interactions with students taking the course.”The Teacher Education Center at Illinois State University notes that most online course-management systems include:
June 19, 2018
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Education Opinion Enterprise Learning Management Systems + Google = Amplified Learning
The seamless integration between an enterprise LMS and Google creates a powerful ecosystem that supports teachers and students.
Matthew Lynch, February 25, 2018
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IT Management Opinion How Systems Can Support High-Quality Curricula
System leaders and the system itself play a critical role in providing support and context for curriculum work.
Learning Forward & Frederick Brown, February 15, 2018
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IT Management Opinion Teacher Survey Provides a Benchmark for Schools and Systems in the U.S.
Results from a survey of teachers responding to questions about the professional learning they experience highlight the bright spots and challenges facing U.S. schools.
Learning Forward & Stephanie Hirsh, August 10, 2017
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IT Management Opinion Look for Signs of an Aligned Learning System
School systems that prioritize coherence are more likely to achieve their goals for students.
Learning Forward, Stephanie Hirsh & Tracy Crow, May 18, 2017
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IT Management Opinion Look at the Bigger Picture for Long-Term Improvement
A comprehensive learning system is essential to supporting the kinds of professional learning that change practices and improve results. A new report from ERS helps make the case.
Learning Forward, April 27, 2017
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IT Management Opinion The Celebrations and Challenges of Leading Change
Friendswood (Texas) ISD works to create a districtwide plan of action to ensure all leaders and schools are engaged in effective professional learning.
Learning Forward, Nancy Lockhart, Diane Myers, Lynn Hobratschk, Tonia Meadows, Tammy Bock, Trish Hanks & Stacy Daugherty, March 23, 2017
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IT Management Opinion Put Professional Learning Front and Center in ESSA Plans
ESSA provides a powerful opportunity for states to rethink their learning systems to advance a coherent vision of continuous learning and improvement.
Learning Forward, November 7, 2016
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