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The Next Generation Digital Learning Environment: A Report on Research
April 27, 2015

In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, EDUCAUSE explored the gaps between current learning management tools and a digital learning environment that could meet the changi…

7 Things You Should Know About New Directions for the LMS
September 9, 2014

Most of today’s learning management systems were developed in an era when virtually all of higher education was organized around courses and credit hours. Changes in pedagogy, new models of l…

7 Things You Should Read About the LMS/Learning Ecosystem
April 22, 2014

The LMS/Learning Ecosystem refers to the online learning environment as a continuum, with the LMS at one end and a student’s or faculty member’s own collection of applications, tools, a…

7 Things You Should Know About LTI
August 2, 2013

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is an open specification from the IMS Global Learning Consortium that is designed to enable plug-and-play integration of educational applications…

ELI Podcast: Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)
August 8, 2013

  Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is an open specification from the IMS Global Learning Consortium designed to enable plug-and-play integration of educational applications into a campus…

Increasing Student Success: Evaluating the Effectiveness of U-Pace Instruction at UWM
September 6, 2012

Two faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee developed the technology-enabled instructional approach known as U-Pace , which combines self-paced, mastery-based learning with in…

7 Things You Should Know About Navigating the New Learning Ecosystem
May 2, 2012

The LMS was once the undisputed center of the digital learning ecosystem . But on many campuses, the situation has changed such that the campus online learning environment might be better v…

7 Things You Should Know About First-Generation Learning Analytics
December 6, 2011

Learning analytics (LA) applies the model of analytics to the specific goal of improving learning outcomes. LA collects and analyzes the “digital breadcrumbs” that students leave as th…

Moving Outside the LMS: Matching Web 2.0 Tools to Instructional Purpose
September 7, 2011

What considerations support the decision to either augment or replace an institution’s existing learning management system (LMS) with a cloud-based, Web 2.0 technology tool to suppor…

7 Things You Should Know About LMS Evaluation
May 11, 2011

At many institutions, the current LMS is five or more years old. In that time, the teaching and learning context might have changed considerably, and other products, including open-source o…