EDU 920 Learning Management Systems
Investigate the function, benefits and challenges of an LMS in today’s learning environment. Evaluate the best components to choose in building an online-supported course, and identify best practices in managing digital content, activities and collaboration using an LMS. Analyze the current shift in personal instructional practices and student engagement.
An LMS is a great tool for developing digital content for students and extending learning beyond a traditional classroom setting with a blended approach.
Does your school provide, or are you already using, a program that allows you to host your class in an online environment? In today’s educational landscape there are many popular Learning Management Systems (LMS). Whether you are using Edmodo, Schoology, My Big Campus, Moodle, Blackboard, D2L, or one of the many other options available, there are common best practices that improve the effectiveness for the student within any LMS. There will be in depth instruction that focuses on helping course participants apply best practices into their specific LMS and learning environment.
Learning Management Systems is an appropriate course for teachers at any skill level. The novice user will experience patient, step-by-step instruction with ample time to practice. Intermediate and advanced users will be provided with targeted, personalized instruction and will focus on additional topics as dictated by their interests, abilities, and the course content.
*Participants in the online version of the course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. Information regarding these sessions can be found on the course registration page.
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Michelle was very organized and helpful!M.W.
The course offered some new ways of instructing students based around the idea of personalized learning. I felt challenged to try new things for my students.S.A.
This course was great for me. Having a certain level of confidence in using technology helped get me started and Kathy was able to differentiate seamlessly within our cohort. This provided a truly purposeful experience. I loved it. The entire experience was top notch.l.w.
Very practical and helpful for the actual school requirements.A.C., Special Education Teacher
This course provided a lot of information on learning management systems and how they can be used in the classroom.T.P., Science Teacher
Awesome class. Liked how she let us guide some of our own learning and dig deeper into the areas we needed.A.S.
Course was very relevant, instructor was professional and very informed, time was given to implement new concepts into my classroom lessonsJ.J., Language Arts Teacher