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7 Things You Should Know about LMS Evaluation

From Educause

For most institutions, the LMS is the most significant enterprise application for teaching and learning. It serves as the resource hub for the institution’s classes and delivers courseware to students. Depending on the particular system and its implementation, an LMS might also manage course registration, course scheduling, discussion forums, blog sites, student scores, and student transcripts.

At many institutions, the current LMS is five or more years old, and although the application has likely been upgraded several times, the teaching and learning context might have changed considerably in that time. Moreover, other products, including open-source options, have emerged. All of this raises the question of whether the institution should conduct a complete evaluation of its LMS strategy. Formerly, such an evaluation would generally have been the province of the IT department. Today, portions of the analysis are handled by members of the academic community, including faculty members, students, administrative personnel, library staff, and teaching and learning center staff, all of whom play a growing role in the present wave of LMS evaluations.

Continued at: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7072.pdf

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