APAC - Buyer's Guide

The Higher Education Guide to Choosing a Learning Management Platform SA

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• • • Whether your institution is thinking about implementing a learning management system for the first time, or your current LMS no longer adequately meets the evolving needs of your institution, it makes sense to consider a framework that goes beyond the scope of the LMS. A Learning Management Platform should deliver an open, extensible learning ecosystem that allows institutions to build the unique digital learning environment that solves the unique challenges they face. However, before committing to a new learning management platform, colleges and universities have some serious homework to do. Ensuring that a prospective platform aligns with institutional goals, technology infrastructure, and the requirements of an entire learning community—from faculty and administrators to traditional and non-traditional learners alike—will increase the The Higher Education Guide To Choosing A Learning Management Platform likelihood of a successful implementation, and ultimately, elevate teaching and learning. On the other hand, a hastily chosen learning management platform may inhibit technology adoption, fragment users, restrict further integration, and diminish your return on investment. Drawing on the experiences of higher education institutions, this buyer's guide summarises key considerations for choosing a platform. This guide: Provides recommendations for how a learning management platform should work Oers advice on engaging with a vendor to under- stand how their products, services and vision will translate into teaching and learning success for users Serves as a hands-on resource for developing a comprehensive learning management platform evaluation process built on consensus

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