Online Learning Update

October 23, 2011

Challenges with Learning and Using Online LMS: Regaining Your Faculties

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Joanna F. DeFranco, Eric Malm, Campus Technology

While the LMS has become a ubiquitous feature of higher ed, doubts persist over how much–and how effectively–faculty use the technology. The LMS market is worth nearly a billion dollars in the United States alone. Nearly every campus has one or more systems, along with IT staff, training programs, and infrastructure to support it. Indeed, for many institutions, the LMS is the keystone of their technology-based learning strategy, whether that means blended learning, distance learning, or just more convenient classroom administration. But just how many institutions are actually doing a good job incorporating the LMS into their teaching structures? Recent research suggests that LMS adoption in higher education may not be going as smoothly or as consistently as many would hope.

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