There are many Learning Management Systems (LMS) software that are available to purchase or as open-source content to best support online learning environments. I am currently exploring a few different options for a piece I am researching/writing about. I welcome any contributions to this topic: experience, recommendations, research, reviews, etc.
One of the first few LMS systems I used as a student was Blackboard. Often higher education institutions prefer to purchase commercial software for a university-wide learning platform. Other platforms include: WebCT, Angel, PeopleSoft (now owned by Oracle), Confluence, etc. These domains assure assistance and ‘security’ for the university, however how do faculty, staff & students optimize these learning environments.
In my later years of work & education, I have been introduced to open-source LMS platforms like Moodle. There seems to be a bit more flexibility in sharing information, opening up the classroom broadly and engaging learning.
Other LMS/LCMS platforms to review:
- Other from this Product List: http://www.edutools.info/item_list.jsp?pj=4=
Here are a few reviews & articles for various LMS:
- A critical examination of Blackboard’s e-learning environment by Stephanie J. Coopman
- LMS Review Update
- WebCT & Blackboard Resources for Educators
- LMS Selection Presentation by Tony Karrer, eLearning Technology Blog
- Learning Management Systems 360 Report by the eLearning Guild
- 382 Tips for on the Selection of an LMS or LCMS by the eLearning Guild
- E-Learning Readiness Assessment Questions by Karl M. Kapp
- Creating Your E-Learning Strategy by Pam Pervenanze, LearnSource- Connecting Companies with Quality Learning Solutions and Pinneast, CeleXx’s Performance Media Group
- LMS Selection by E-Learning Engineer
I am interested in expanding this list for both commercial and open-source LMS/LCMS platforms. Please share any that you have liked (or disliked), and why.
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Try Schoology. You won’t regret it. It’s free, students love it, it integrates with googleApps and it’s all online. It’s like a Facebook for school.
Thanks for mentioning Inquisiq, Laura! We actually just upgraded from R3 to R4 earlier this year – please feel free to check out the new site at http://www.inquisiqr4.com. And if you were still interested in reviewing the LMS, let me know and I’ll get you hooked up with a free trial.