Navigating the “Alphabet Soup” of Online Learning
Now that online learning is gaining popularity not only in the workplace and at the college level, but in grades K through 12, many educators find themselves wading in a sea of acronyms they have no idea how to decipher. Here’s the thing: most of us are intimately acquainted with “LMS”: the “Learning Management System” that is becoming popular with corporations and all different types of organizations. We’re not so familiar with “SIS”, “LTI” and “SIF”. These acronyms are geared more specifically towards elementary, secondary and post-secondary educators who might be challenged when it comes to choosing the right systems for their students’ needs. The key to finding the best online tools to benefit students and teachers is to do your homework. Many of the companies that created the first systems when online learning was in its infancy have merged and upgraded their offerings, which might cause some migration headaches for schools that already have systems in place. If not, now is the perfect time to start investigating which systems offer the best features and are easily upgradable as the technology changes. We know – acquiring an online learning system is a little like buying a car – it tends to depreciate as soon as you drive it off the lot. Happily the difference is, with today’s improvements, upgrading your choice is easier than ever. There are plenty of great products out on the market now, but the problem, in addition to the adoption of one, is adhering to it once it is in place. The common complaint of the “alphabet soup” scenario is that it takes too much time and effort (not to mention expense) to implement. It would be nice if one system existed that could be modified to suit your needs, rather than you having to adapt to suit the needs of the program. Coggno has the LMS system that avoids having to wade into the alphabet soup. Our online training platform can easily be modified to suit your needs whether you’re a corporation, non-profit entity or even an educational institution. All you need to do is pick and choose from our extensive course catalog, or upload your own courses, and we do the rest. Our LMS platform includes capabilities to ensure compliance, along with the ability to administer tests and track results. It’s all there for you in one easy-to-use package. The “hunt-and-peck” days are over. Click here to take a tour of what we have to offer, or contact us to find out more.