This webinar is hosted in en-US
Learning Management Systems (LMS) have been around for a while, and have been widely used for distance education for many years in higher education. webCT, Blackboard, Angel, Desire2Learn, etc. and lately Moodle are the most popular in the higher education institutions.
More recently LMSs have found their way into K-12 schools, to be used in conjunction with face-to-face teaching, providing a ‘blended’ online component within the regular curriculum. A relatively new category in this space is the ‘Social Networking for Schools’ platform, built around the same model as popular on-line social networks. Edmodo is one of them. More LMSs appear in the educational technology market. Which of them will survive? Which of them will take over the educational universe? The presenter will share her experience with both platforms and discuss her insights on the more educationally preferable LMS.
About the Presenter
Dr. Ludmila Smirnova is an educator of educators who made the transition from the Russian study of pedagogy to the American educational system. She is professor of education at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. She has become a central player in the emerging field of educational applications for Web 2.0, including the integration of Moodle as a college LMS and using SMART technologies in training pre- and in-service teachers. She is a partner in the IT4ALL Moodle workshop series, known for its global educational outreach. She has been presenting locally and internationally on the topics of Web 2.0, effective course design using Moodle, Edmodo, etc.
Doctor of Education