Online grade books are expensive for ed tech companies to build, almost impossible for them to build well, and hard for faculty and students to learn. Here’s a recipe for using final and near-final interoperability standards to enable faculty and students to just use their same LMS grade book in every ed tech app.
Whether you call it NGDLE, an LMOS, a learning platform, or something else, people have been wanting a next-generation post-LMS for a long time. We finally have both the interoperability standards and the market incentives to make it possible—if the LMS vendors are willing to take a risk.
In episode 1, we looked at an effort by the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin to develop SMOCs – Synchronous Massive Online Courses – where the core of the redesign centers on the synchronous online experience for large lecture courses (1000+ students in some cases) courses.1 In episode 2, we took a […]
Last month we shared a video describing how the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin is taking a different approach than some of the courseware-based or other course redesign efforts.1 In many of these other redesigns, there is an emphasis on the asynchronous elements of lab section and lecture preparation and even fully […]
During yesterday’s K-20 learning platform panel at IMS Global’s Learning Impact Leadership Institute (the panel that replaced the LMS Smackdown of year’s past), Scott Jaschik started the discussion off by asking “what is the LMS?”. As I have recently complained about our Saturn Vue that replaced a Chrysler Town & Country, the answer I provided was that […]