What are the differences between an LMS and LRS? Do you need both? What can and can’t each piece do?
We’ve compiled below a list of capabilities of an LMS. This is to illustrate the point that the LRS will not, and is not intended to, replace the LMS. The LRS simply stores all of the learning data as a component of an LMS.
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Education needs an LRS. Here are three reasons why
We have a very rudimentary understanding of how our students and teachers actually learn.
We can’t tell how and when they are learning or what their preferred learning style is. We can barely even see our learners data without (practically) begging for it.
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Why Thrivist exists and how the Learning Record Store supports our mission
Today’s education market demands technology that is easy-to-use, intuitive, adapts to an individual’s learning style and creates actionable insights from the data collected.
Adaptive learning and actionable insights from data, we feel, are what is currently missing in education solutions today. There isn’t anyone in K-12 education working to solve those two problems.
Thrivist exists to solve those two problems.
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We know that with the new education law in place states will now have increased control on how their education systems are constructed. But how will that part of ESSA impact schools?
Perhaps there will not be a more obvious outcome of ESSA than how states deal with their classroom teachers.
In the past the federal government was able to dictate the terms of teacher evaluations on a national scale. Many teachers feel that his is a good thing (we agree, by the way) because states will obviously be more in tune with what is happening in local districts and communities and will take those into account when evaluating their teachers.
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While the new law is a step in the right direction, according to some ESSA leaves much to be desired
We’ve gone on record saying that we, at Thrivist, are fans of the new education law, ESSA. That doesn’t mean that we don’t welcome opposing viewpoints and opinions and we came across just that a few days ago and thought it would be worth pressing into.
We found this article on US News & World Report printed from The Conversation.
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We’re big fans of the new ESSA act.
And unless you’ve been on Mars for the past few months you’re likely aware of the new education law that replaced No Child Left Behind.
But what are the differences between the two laws?
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Education will never be the same.
With the digital tidal wave currently crashing down around them, educators are having to re-think and relearn how to educate the students of today.
And often they have to do this by themselves. We can (and should) change that.
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We are shortchanging our students by choosing education technology that keeps the existing status quo. We should, instead, implement solutions that possess the greatest benefit to the students and teachers.
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Community and education. It’s a foreign concept in today’s education system. Community, or any sense of it has all but evaporated. Students are forced to compete against one another and the teachers and administrators, because of far off bureaucratic control, are almost powerless to change anything.
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The education industry is famous for it’s lack of innovation. But the tide is slowly beginning to shift and it’s the educators, not the administrators, who are leading the charge for education innovation.
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