So teachers are told to use computers (laptops, iPad--it doesn’t matter) in a curriculum that was made for pencil-and-paper learning activities. So teachers are given a Learning Management System that makes it harder for them, rather than easier, to deal with student artifacts. What’s wrong with this picture?!?!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Via Response and Instructure have partnered to integrate Via's LTI 1.0 with Instructure's Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), automating the sharing of student data for institutions that use both the Canvas LMS and the Via Response Student Response System (SRS).
Advanced Academics, online learning provider for grades 6-12, has launched an iOS app to integrate mobile capabilities into their learning management software suite, ROADS (Robust Online Academic Delivery System).
Knowillage Systems has released Knowillage LEArning Path (LeaP), a personalized and adaptive learning development tool for the Instructure Canvas learning management system.
Instructure has released Canvas for Android, a free app that allows students and faculty to access the company's learning management system from Android mobile devices.
Tennessee's Putnam County School System will adopt a new learning management system in an effort to provide a more flexible and secure platform for online and blended learning.
Edvance360 is testing new learning management system cloning technology that the educational software company said will be of great interest to districts and schools that want to standardize curriculum across multiple locations.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
New features in Lightspeed's learning management system aim to help teachers meet Common Core learning and assessment goals.
Forsyth County Schools in Georgia has launched a five-year public/private partnership with the digital learning platform developer, itslearning, to develop Forsyth's instructional framework, Engage Me PLEASE.
Desire2Learn has unveiled new capabilities for its flagship learning platform, including integration with several collaboration, communication, and accessibility tools.