SIS-LMS-LCMS, K-12 Research Report, Newsletter, Issue #28, 4/27/16
Educationally Innovative Software: SIS, LMS, LCMS, Comprehensive Research Report – Executive Summary
Student Success – Newsletter Archive
Your Changing Landscape:
Consistently, effectively and efficiently, advancing relevant, student success outcomes, which directly and measurably result in individual advanced, relevant, adaptive, student performance improvement outcomes, is the new 21st Century, deep learning, directive and paradigm change.
SIS-LMS-LCMS – Systemically changing traditional education paradigms from incumbent, one size fits all teaching, to educationally innovative, advanced student success, 21st Century deep learning outcomes, will not occur, consistently, effectively, efficiently, or be scalable, without professionally facilitated, educationally innovative ‘technology’ ( Where ‘technology’ is: Professionally facilitated, that seamlessly integrates, research driven and market measured best practices, delivered over common devices, in a blended and flipped learning environment, with the defined, strategic objective of measurably, advancing individual student, relevant, student success outcomes, that result in individual student, sustained, relevant, adaptive skills, that advance relevant individual performance improvement outcomes)
Your Defined Student Success Objectives:
First, you need to collectively define your desired student success outcomes. Working backwards from those defined goals and objectives, you then need to choose an integrated SIS-LMS-LCMS that integrates those research driven features that empower you to achieve these defined outcomes for you and for your students. Here are a few high level SIS-LMS-LCMS features that we think are important to look for:
Educationally Innovative, Integrated, K-12 Solution
Student Success Focused, Consistent with Your Mission/Vision
Scalable, Easy to Use Interface, Configurable IT Platform (e.g. .Net)
Analytics Capabilities and Dashboard(s); provides the ability to use student attainment data to determine your individualized education programs, resulting in advanced student success outcomes
Integrated, Educationally Innovative
Your Strategic, Desirable, Possibilities:
LMS – Multi- tenant capabilities:
Mothership Portal provides a portal for district administrators, to which the sub-sites are linked. This enables administrators to manage their tasks across multiple sites from one location
Ability to message centrally (emergencies, early interventions, location specific, individual specific communications)
Open Source (Code is readily available for configuration)
How You Should Use this Report:
First, define what you want to accomplish. Then, require your integrated SIS -LMS -LCMS to deliver on these defined objectives. Each software system goes about things slightly differently and some dramatically differently. Innovative platforms should follow proven research, best practices, be configurable (allow you to modify the software, somewhat, so it fits your unique needs) as well as scalable (able to grow with you, as you grow) and have documented success, in your vertical (references). Software platforms more and more are SaaS (Software as a Service – You essentially rent the software and it’s hosted in the cloud), which provides you certain advantages. Software that you own and is hosted on your server, is becoming less and less common, due to disadvantages. Additional details on each product offering and the scheduling of software demos is available as an additional service.
What’s in Your Report:
This research report, in its entirety, focuses on four strategic, innovative education technology, arenas, that will empower K-12 School Districts, Schools, Administrators and Teachers to advance student success outcomes:
18- Innovative, Integrated, SIS (Student Information System Providers), with Integrated, Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) –Listed Alphabetically
1 – Innovative, Integrated, SIS Providers, with future plans to Integrate a LMS –Listed Alphabetically
30 – Innovative, Integrated, SIS Providers, with the potential of Integrating an Innovative LMS –Listed Alphabetically
42 -Innovative LMS’s and LCMS’s that will integrate with your Innovative, Integrated SIS-Listed Alphabetically
The entire report is 13 pages in length. It includes ~ 91 Vendors, ~285 Hyperlinks that will get you to specific, relevant supporting, vendor information. You will also have complete access to my website, 1,100+, and growing, third party posts, which will define 21st Century Learning terminology for you and provide you with relevant, credible, supporting, third party research.
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Supporting, Relevant Information:
A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies, US Department of Education: Comparing Classroom Teaching to Online Teaching
Best Practices for Evaluating Digital Curricula
CoSN Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Tool
- Tool helps school technology leaders understand the costs associated with the computing environment. Versions of this free web-based tool have been used by over 2,000 public school districts, independent schools, and state and regional agencies.
Four PD Trends to Expect in New Year
In a study of 49 schools, Lea(R)n Trials found that 37% of purchased online literacy and math program licenses were never even activated; an additional 28% of licenses were activated, but usage goals were never hit. In fact, only 5% of users “fully” hit all usage goals, as shown below
Infographics; If a picture is Worth 1,000 Words, What are 1,500+ Pictures Worth?
- 1. Improving grades
- 2. Overall learning improvements
- 3. Students stay in class
The 2016-2021 Self-paced eLearning Market: Global, Traditional, One Size Fits All, eLearning Market is in Steep Decline , as are Legacy LMS’s (One size fits all, 20th century teaching, is being replaced by educationally innovative options, that measurably advance individual student, deep, adaptive, sustained, 21st Century learning outcomes)
Sales PI: What it takes to advance sustained, individual, performance improvement outcomes
Note: For advanced student Success to Occur (1) A ‘revolutionary’ paradigm shift must occur from teaching to learning AND (2) The adaptive, educationally innovative, software MUST be correctly chosen and correctly facilitated in a 21st century, blended and flipped learning environment. Maintaining bits of one size fits all teaching and introducing bits of 21st century learning has been classroom proven, again and again, TO NOT ADVANCE, relevant, sustained, individual, adaptive learning, performance improvement outcomes
” Key Findings: One of the most striking findings of the study was that the implementation of competency-based education practices was neither comprehensive nor uniform, varying greatly across and within both groups of schools. Many teachers in schools that had not explicitly adopted a competency-based education approach nonetheless reported using practices associated with competency-based education. This suggests that the distinction between competency-based and more traditional models is not as sharp as expected, and that practices may fall along a continuum, even across classrooms within a school”.
…”Systems will likely get into trouble if they attempt to make just a few aspects of their models competency-based, while retaining an otherwise traditional structure.”…
…”She suggests a “sandbox” approach to rethinking curriculum—that is, allow an autonomous team from the district to rethink a new curriculum from scratch that is not beholden to existing models, scope and sequence, or publisher content”…
Tom’s Posts: What does educationally innovative software look like?