Extracurricular :: For technologists who do their homework

Learning management systems have had a transformative effect onK-12 instruction, allowing for the organization and delivery of onlinecontent to students. Here is a look at which LMS providers technologydirectors prefer, and to what ends the systems are most commonly used.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • PLATO LEARNING IS THE MOST POPULAR BRAND OF LMS
  • MOODLE, A FREE SERVICE, HAS BROAD APPEAL AMONG USERS
  • DOMINANT IN HIGHER EDUCATION, BLACKBOARD ALSO HAS A STRONG K-12 FOLLOWING
  • MOST WIDELY USED LMS APPLICATION: CREDIT RECOVERY

Which learning managementsystems are you currently using?
(Multiple answers allowed.)

Top Five Brands
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Next Six Brands
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What is the breadth of LMSusage in your district for thefollowing applications?
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(Percentages do not total 100 due to options not listed.)

—Data courtesy of Jeanne Hayes (The Hayes Connection)and Tom Greaves (The Greaves Group).

Read about the full report, "America's Digital Schools 2007: A Five-Year Forecast,"here.

This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2008 issue of THE Journal.

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