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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Very practical and helpful for the actual school requirements.A.C., Special Education Teacher
This was one of my favorite courses taken thus far!!e.s., Special Education Teacher
I think the concepts learned in this class will be very valuable in making my classroom instruction more organized and planned out.M.R., Elementary Teacher
Michelle was very organized and helpful!M.W.
This course gave great insight into the use of Learning Management Systems and how they can be utilized to improve education in our changing educational environment.A.C., Science Teacher
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.
The video Zoom classes were the most valuable aspect because everyone had the ability to discuss and share best practices and learn from all classmates instead of just writing about one for the instructor.G.K., Social Studies Teacher
I loved that Robin made this course relatable to all types of classroom teachers, not just one specific area.e.s., Special Education Teacher
It will help me with blended learning.M.L., Social Studies Teacher
The most valuable part were the lessons I was able to create, using the tools and techniques that I was learning about to implement in my classroom immediately.A.C., Science Teacher
Everything that was covered in this course is relevant to the courses that I teach and can be applied to increase rigor and engagement.C.S.
I am being encouraged to develop a blended course and what we learned in the LMS course is extremely valuable for this task.C.S.
I plan to more effectively implement the use of an LMS in my classroom.A.C., Science Teacher
I will definitely try some of the technology platforms mentioned that I did not previously have experience with.G.K., Social Studies Teacher
The course was an excellent overview of different LMS platforms that are currently in use. If your school already has a chosen LMS you were cornered into one system.G.K., Social Studies Teacher