Learning Management Systems
Updated: 6/13/2020
Learning Management Systems
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  • What is a Learning Management System??
  • LMS Examples:
  • Google Classroom
  • Schoology
  • Moodle
  • PROS
  • Free (basic version)User-friendlyInteractiveCustomizableEasy to share contentIntegratable
  • A learning management system (LMS) is "a server-based software that controls access to and delivery of online learning resources through a standard web browser" (Whichadee, 2014).
  • CONS
  • Requires users to have specific acctsUpgrades = costlyChallenging set-up (if not tech savvy)Minor quirksCan lack features of other LMS (Google Classroom)
  • Google Classroom: Streamline, user-friendly, free online learning management system for schools to utilize.Schoology: “Social-networking”-like learning management system utilized by K-12 and colleges/universities to educate from a virtual perspective.Moodle: Learning management system platform designed to deliver instruction for free for administrators and educators.
  • Blended Flipped Online
  • Best Environment
  • Google Classroom: Easy to share content, free, able to integrate Google toolsSchoology: Free, user-friendly, visually appealingMoodle: Free basic version, customizable, interactive(Fenton, 2018)
  • Google Classroom: Requires users to have Google acct, Doesn't utilize Google Hangouts fully, Lacks features of other LMS'sSchoology: Upgrades are costly, minor quirksMoodle: Challenging set-up (if not tech savvy), upgrades = fee(Fenton, 2018).
  • Google Classroom: Blended or FlippedSchoology: Online/E-learningMoodle: Any or all environments
  • Google Classroom
  • Moodle
  • Schoology
  • Be sure to have internet to try any or all of these LMS's! A key factor in choosing the right LMS for you is ensuring it meets the needs of your students. Be sure to "encourage social negotiation and ownership as an integral part of learning" (Ji Yong Park & Mills, 2014).
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