Learning Management Systems
Florida Virtual School Switches to D2L's Brightspace LMS
The largest online public
school district in the United States is moving to a new learning
The Florida Virtual School (FLVS), which had 400,000 enrolled students last year, will begin
immediately to D2L's Brightspace LMS. The decision was
made as the result of a detailed
selection process. Company and district representatives pointed out several
the new system will offer the district.
The platform incorporates
personalized learning, meaning teachers will have greater flexibility
creating their lessons and giving student more personal experiences. They expect it to offer a
clean, responsive user experience and to integrate easily with social
and video features. The new Brightspace Daylight
experience is accessible on almost every smartphone, tablet or
device. Finally, it includes
real-time learning analytics tools that will give teachers immediate
improve student outcomes.
"Today, students have more
advanced needs than ever before, and techniques like game-based
personalized learning, real-time analytics and social learning have
essential," said FLVS President and CEO Ronald Blocker. "Brightspace is
designed to improve student achievement, a critical metric for FLVS."
D2L CEO John Baker said, "FLVS
is an online learning pioneer and their leadership on the student
an inspiration to all of us at D2L. We look forward to building on that
with a great partnership and delivering outstanding student outcomes
Established in 1997, FLVS
offers more than 150 courses to students in grades K-12.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.