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LMS Industry News Round-Up, Week of May 20

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Learning Management Systems are creating a flurry of news. Take a look at this roundup of 10 of the top articles in the LMS/LXP/EdTech industry during the past week:

5 ways to implement a learning management system

This article talks about introducing teachers to a new system, training them on how to use it and then helping them expand their knowledge of how to use it on an ongoing basis. Anytime you implement a district-wide solution such as an LMS, there has to be some amount of top-down support. From a professional development standpoint, the integration of Google and the LMS helps break down a lot of barriers with teachers that were Google Classroom holdouts.  It’s not enough to give teachers access to a new technology platform and then expect them to pick it up and start using it. Take field trips to see other teachers in action and using the LMS. This helps instructors envision how they could use the platform with their own students. Leverage the power of video, because it basically gives teachers a tour of a classroom where the LMS is being used. Read more:

Mhako introduces online arts training

Germany-based arts critic and journalist Plot Mhako has introduced an online Learning Management System (LMS) meant to assist local artistes with knowledge and skills on mastering music as business, according to MSN News. Mhako, who is also the founder and projects director of local dance outfit Jibilika Dance Trust, said the LMS, which is more of an academy, seeks to close the knowledge and skills gap on the music and arts scene. He said the syllabus would cover production, artistes, management, marketing, distribution, visuals and anything related to the business of music. Mhako said the arts sector in Zimbabwe was shrinking, resulting in the dearth of knowledge and skills among artistes and those that manage them. “Our [local arts] industry suffers from stunted growth and we have a handful of artistes who have managed to create viable business models around their music,” Mhako said. Read more:

Global LMS Market Value Estimated to grow at a CAGR of 19.65% during the forecast period of 2019 to 2025

Due to increasing expenditure of ICT in the developed and developing regions by the government, the global LMS market is witnessing incredible growth. The global LMS market size stood at $9.23 billion as of 2018 as per the evaluations of a fresh business report from IndustryARC. Moreover, the report projects the opportunities to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.65% during the forecast period of 2019 to 2025. Owing to this, most of the third-party vendors and their clients are switching to a cloud-based solution from on-premises deployment.  Read more:

LMS Now Gives Students More Ownership of their Learning by Enabling Teachers to Share Their Progress Reports with Them

Interacting and sharing is an integral part of the way students and educators use learning platforms. Learning management systems are making it easier for teachers to help students evaluate their own learning progress. Teachers have the option of sharing reports with their students on a course-by-course basis. "It is critical to give students, especially those in higher education, feedback on their progress and achievements so they can make pro-active choices in their own learning. A lack of feedback means there is little actionable insight for students to achieve their goals," said Arne Bergby, CEO of itslearning. "The 360° Reports for students give learners added information to be able to take charge of their learning." Read more:

Smart Education and Learning Market 2019 Global Size, Emerging Technologies, Business Growth, Developments, Opportunities, Competitive Landscape and Regional Forecast 2023

Market Research Future published a research report on "Smart Education and Learning Market Research Report- Global Forecast 2023" - Market Analysis, Scope, Stake, Progress, Trends and Forecast to 2023. The global smart education and learning market is poised to surpass USD 952 billion at a staggering 26% CAGR over the assessment period (2017-2023). Smart education and learning aim to provide students with holistic learning through modern technology to prepare them fully for a world that is fast-changing and where adaptability is essential. It uses state-of-the-art technology to help both teachers and learners to prepare themselves well for tomorrow. Through advanced learning methods namely smart phones, cloud servers and virtual learning environment, teachers can aid students to gain more from their learning. Educational institutions are using advanced teaching tools and methods such as smart notebooks, projectors and boards that improves the students understanding and thereby offer them with a clear view regarding what to learn. Most importantly coordination between education material, software innovator and hardware provider are making the learning process simpler for students. Read more:

SSA adopts a Learning Management System

Through an agreement forged with Canadian software company Marine Learning Systems, the Steamship Authority has begun to implement a major recommendation of the HMS Consulting report — a Learning Management System or LMS. According to the report, such a setup provides “software-based training and learning program that provides administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery all in one system.” The HMS report found the SSA generated “a considerable” volume of training material over tim, “but none of it is formally cataloged; it is administered by individual departments and rarely tracked or reported.” The SSA will employ software, which will act as the SSA’s “hub for delivering and managing its marine and shore side training and assessment programs,” according to SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll. “The secure web-based platform will be accessible to all authority personnel, which in the summer includes more than 700 individuals.” Read more:

Learning Theories: Supporting A New Model For The LMS

A Learning Management System (LMS) is an eLearning platform that supports the creation and distribution of online courses to learners (Ouadoud, Chkouri, & Nejjari, 2018). Typically, these eLearning platforms are feature-heavy and are designed to provide tools to course creators/teachers, and provide less of these same resources to students/learners. Researchers Mohammed Ouadoud, Mohamed Yassin Chkouri, and Amel Nejjari (2018) propose a new conceptual model for LMS building. These researchers believe that the LMS should be constructed based on traditional pedagogy, behaviorism, cognitivism, and social constructivism–and should stress the importance of usability, security, portability, sustainability, cross-device and cross-system compatibility. Read more:

Next Education Introduces Learning Management System (LMS) To Simplify Learning For Students And Academic Management For Teachers

This article from Markets Insider talks about a Learning Management System (LMS) that enables students to get access to customized learning content, detailed lesson planning, and even track their learning progress. The LMS provides a 360 degree understanding of students’ learning progress to teachers as well as parents. As the world is fast transitioning to a knowledge economy, it is imperative for a child to become an active contributing member and stay equipped with the 21st-century skills, such as critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving, rather than merely relying on subject matter knowledge. The newly introduced LMS on Next Education’s online learning platform enables students to get access to customised learning content and detailed lesson plans. It also allows them to gauge the knowledge gained through adaptive assessments, thereby driving deeper learning. Furthermore, an LMS reduces teachers’ burden to a large extent by facilitating course management and tracking of homework and student performance. Read more:

E-learning Corporate Compliance Training Market to Witness Massive Growth

A recent survey on Global E-learning Corporate Compliance Training Market was conducted covering various organizations of the Learning Management System (LMS) industry from different geographies to come up with 100+ page report. The study is a perfect mix of qualitative and quantitative information highlighting key market developments, challenges that industry and competition is facing along with gap analysis and new opportunity available and may trend in E-learning Corporate Compliance Training market. The report bridges the historical data from 2013 to 2018 and forecasted till 2025. Some of the key and  emerging players that are part of coverage have been profiled. Analysts have classified and compiled the research data for both perspective i.e. Qualitative and Quantitative. This information includes market Data breakdown by key geographies, type & Application/End-users, and E-learning corporate compliance training market revenue and growth rate; Information Security Training, Regulatory Compliance Training, Sexual Harassment Training, CoC and Ethics Training, Cyber Security Training, Diversity Training & Other Compliance Training] (Historical & Forecast). Read more:

Pressure on LMS Companies to Provide Quality PD  

When language arts teacher Susie Weetman was taught how to use her district's new learning management system, her biggest hurdle wasn't figuring out how to master all the platform's features, according to in article in Education Week. It was picking and choosing the ones she needed most.The new LMS offered "so much functionality," recalled Ms. Weetman, who works in the Gwinnett  County, Ga., school system. "In the beginning, it was kind of like jumping into the deep end and not knowing how to swim. But in a way, that's kind of like teaching." The third-year educator's experience last school year paralleled those of teachers and administrators across the country who've gone through professional development meant to introduce them to learning management systems, which have become commonplace in schools. For many teachers and administrators, the trick is to grasp which LMS tools have the greatest potential to meet the needs of their individual students and classrooms, while also acquiring the skills to juggle myriad academic and managerial duties. Read more:

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