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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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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For the first time, federal education law addresses Universal Design for Learning
In passing ESSA, UDL (Universal Design for Learning) was addressed in federal law for the first time in our country’s history.
(Spoiler: UDL essentially means providing content that is accessible and conducive to multiple learning styles and that reduces barriers for all students, including students with disabilities.)
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ESSA changes many things in education. Standardized testing is one of them.
One of the major tentpoles of the new education legislation, ESSA, is the reduced significance of standardized testing.This has many teachers, administrators and maybe even some students, singing the new law’s praises and dancing in the streets.
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