Is “LMS” in need of an extreme makeover?

By: Melissa Greenwood

llms“Learning management systems do not look like they did five or 10 years ago. The evolving nature of LMS has created a range of options for K-12 schools, colleges and universities and even corporations seeking to use technology in teaching and learning.So what is the next generation LMS? Ask 10 educators, and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. Still, it’s a question swirling around in the education stratosphere.Higher education nonprofit EDUCAUSE in a recent white paper dubbed the next iteration of LMS in higher education the “next generation digital learning environment” — or NGDLE.The authors note that it will not be a “single chuck of code;” but rather will include five core functionalities: interoperability and integration, personalization, analytics, advising, and learning assessment, collaboration, accessibility and universal design.This gives us — and our readers — a jumping off point for the discussion. In the coming months, SmartBrief will collect ideas from K-12, higher education and beyond to help facilitate a conversation about these evolving digital learning platforms.” To read further please click  here:

http://smartblogs.com/education/2015/07/23/is-lms-in-need-of-an-extreme-makeover/

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