Welcome to the digital version of my training for The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland! The goal of this training is to acquaint you with learning management systems and allow you to explore a data collection option that might work for your literacy program.
Questions to consider BEFORE you look at a learning management system:
- What is your main reason for using technology to track and assess learning?
- What are the key features you would look for in a LMS?
- What are the major concerns or drawbacks you anticipate?
Teachers can manage classes and administrators can manage assessments through collaborative documents, calendars, email and other services.
See it in action: Smart School: Cartoon program uses Google Apps
Looks like an older version of Facebook with features specific to education.
See it in action: About Edmodo, Features and more
Moodle is a free software that organizations can download and host as a learning management system.
See it in action: Walsh Jesuit High School’s courses online
Started as a series of YouTube videos, this website has evolved into a full LMS with practice problems and lots of metrics.
See it in action: For educators in learning environments outside of schools
Used extensively by higher education as the online component for blended and distance education.
See it in action: Retention Center
America Learns was built for afterschool programs to support volunteers, instructors, and AmeriCorps members to provide professional development while inputting required program data.
See it in action: Network Youth Tutor
Small groups, or individual readers, please comment with the major questions you had about learning management systems. What answers did you find in researching one or more of these options?