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LMS

The posts in this category address topics that are related to the implementation, maintenance and every day use of learning management systems for schools and universities.

What type of LMS is best for your school

What type of LMS is best for your school: proprietary, open-source, or cloud-based?

LMS

There are many aspects that can influence the decision to change the current school learning management system, many voices to be heard, and many documents to be created during the process. It may not be an easy decision, but having a clear understanding of the available LMS categories, along with the advantages and drawback for each of them, is definitely a great first step.

What every adaptive learning system should have

What every adaptive learning system should have

E-learning, LMS

Adaptive learning is an ambitious objective of advanced pedagogical ideas and systems, and describes the ability of a learning system (in most cases digital) to adapt to the learning differences across individual students, as well as adapt to changes within the learning trajectory of individuals. Adaptive learning systems are part of quality LMSs and respond to subtle changes in a student’s comprehension of a subject.

How a school LMS goes beyond surface learning for students

E-learning, LMS, Teachers

When teaching to a class full of students it can be a bit difficult to truly personalize the learning experience for each. Of course, any good teacher will adapt and adjust the content to the class level, but it can’t be done at every student level. This is why LMSs come in handy to all the teachers and students that want to “scratch beyond the surface” and access a deeper learning level.

How a school LMS encourages parent involvement

K-12, LMS, Parents, Teachers

Teachers of students with highly involved parents tend to give greater attention to those students, and they are more likely to identify at earlier stages problems that might inhibit student learning. That’s why parents should be encouraged to get more involved in their children’s education. A school LMS does just that.

Should parents also know how to use e-learning platforms?

E-learning, K-12, LMS, Parents

All parents want their children to receive the best education possible, and for many kids in today’s world, this means being taught through an e-learning platform. Although becoming familiar with any e-learning platform requires a little bit of extra effort from parents, it’s certainly worth it for parents who only have their children’s best interests in mind.

learning portal

Is a learning portal different from an LMS?

E-learning, Higher Ed, K-12, LMS

A learning management system is a software that educational institutions buy in order to manage diverse aspects of online education. A learning portal is just another face of the same LMS; it is the customized end result that students use in their learning. There may be a fine line between a leaning management system and a learning portal, but it exists nonetheless.

LMS ROI

Proving LMS ROI: Is an LMS a worthy investment?

E-learning, Higher Ed, K-12, LMS

An LMS can help educational institutions achieve their academic plans, cut costs, and even improve profit. But when it comes to proving that including an LMS in the educational strategy — or adopting a new one — is a worthy investment, things tend to get down a slippery slope. Why is it so hard to prove the ROI of an LMS? Read on to find out.

LMS design

Top 5 things to consider when designing an LMS

E-learning, LMS

There are LMS vendors that describe their products as being user friendly, sometimes that is nowhere near the truth. When it comes down to defining the design of an LMS, terms such as intuitive, easy to use, responsive, and many others tend to mean a different thing to each vendor. But they shouldn’t, right? There should be some standards that each vendor should follow before labeling their LMS user friendly.

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