A Learning Management System Complements The Brick and Mortar School
A Learning Management System – LMS, is software that teachers can use to publish their coursework online effectively and efficiently. An example is the Open Source Moodle framework. The LMS is being successfully integrated in the following manners at most educational institutions:
1. To post PowerPoint Notes, Word documents such as labs or worksheets for students to view if they were absent and/or to review at a later date.
2. To provide links to online resources, audio and/or video recording of lessons, lectures, quizzes, or tests.
3. To develop online communication skills, responsible lifelong learners and familiarity with bulletin boards and online course designs.
4. To provide Computer Course Curriculum's in 100% electronic online manner, as well as to implement the capability to turn electronic documents in without printing a paper copy.
5. To increase the effectiveness of regular asynchronous communication between the school, parents, teachers, and students.
6. Developing distance learning remedial course offerings incorporating video, audio, and print formats for students who need credit recovery both within the school district as well as outside the school district.
As technology standards are increased and demanded by the public, many schools need to find ways to implement curricular standards using technology. Online learning is rapidly becoming a common method of instruction. To prepare students for the future collaborative, global society in business and education, need to use tools that promote collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills. A good LMS addresses these issues and provides a stable, effective, time-tested tool for school systems.