Learning Management Systems
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.