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ERIC Number: EJ894834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
A Tool for Its Time
Ellis, Michael
T.H.E. Journal, v37 n7 p24-26, 28, 30 Aug 2010
Upgraded with new features and components, the learning management system (LMS) has transformed into a platform that allows teachers to answer the challenges of 21st century education. Educators are taking full advantage of the new features that LMS vendors are regularly adding to their platforms. Although the formative years of LMSs trace back further than the 1990s, the development of the web was a crossing point, as was the growth of the participatory environment of web 2.0. The web's second generation expanded the way teachers could operate their classrooms, giving them access to all the emerging browser-based tools, such as blogs and wikis; slide shows, videos, and photos; and programs that plan lessons, link to curriculum standards, deliver content, and monitor student performance. The new functionality has so transformed LMSs that their manufacturers prefer the term digital learning platform, to better reflect their products' capacity to do a great deal more than manage a classroom.
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Language: English
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