Day 3: Introduction to learning management platforms

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Day 3 - Topics

  • General Overview of LMS, LCMS, and other learning management platforms
    • Types of tools used
      • LMS
        • Houses content
        • Delivers, tracks, & manages content
        • Learning Management Systems on Wikipedia explains what learning management systems are, what learning content management systems are, and the differences between them
      • LCMS
        • Combines an LMS with authoring content capabilities
        • Development, management, & publishing content
      • Social interaction tools
    • Synchronous vs. asynchronous tools
    • Challenges when using these platforms
      • Implementation
        • Initial cost - set up fees for system including any special requests
        • Roll out procedures - communicating to the organization about when it is active
        • Transition to LMS - training everyone on the new system
        • Organizing content - knowing how the learner will interact with the content so it makes sense
      • Maintenance
        • Learner support - training learners on system upgrades
        • Versioning of content - updating content without erasing previous records
        • Retrieving information - pulling reports that display needed data
      • Technology issues
        • IT support - support can be provided in-house or by the vendor, depending on the needs of the organization, but there must be support for both the user and the administrators
        • Accessibility and 504 compliance - all users must have access to all information and the LMS must be 504 compliant
        • Storage space - Managing Storage on Your LMS: Learning Objects
        • Interaction with other software - using authoring tools that produce accurate results when used with learning management system
  • Introduction to specific LMS/LCMS systems

Day 3 - Assignments

  • Continue working on Moodle Project (the Moodle Project is after the LMS Comparison project on this page).
  • Select one article relating to learning management systems in the Weekly News from Distance-Educator.com. Read the article and write a brief summary about the article and any thoughts you have on the article in the discussion forum.
  • Read Learning Management Systems article and post to discussion forum about the top 10 characteristics of a learning management system that it must have to be effective.