On Monday, February 8, 2016, POD’s Special Interest Group on Teaching with Technology (SIG TwT) hosted a panel discussion, entitled Leveraging Learning Management Systems (LMS) to Further Teaching and Learning. Three panelists discussed their experiences leading large-scale migrations, evaluations, and training related to LMSes. They also discussed how to keep the focus on teaching and learning as the technology evolves.
- Dr. Wendi M. Kappers, Program Chair of the M.S. in Information Security and Assurance program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). She is a Bb Exemplary Course Award Winner (2013/2014), Instructional Designer, and Computer Engineer, whose research focus includes teaching with technology and gender inclusivity. Her LMS design experience platforms include: eCollege, WebCT, WebCT Vista, Bb, and Canvas. Her panel participation will reflect upon her 2014-2015 Bb to Canvas committee involvement and implementation evaluation results, as well as design best practices and LMS faculty development training.
- Marc Oehlman, Associate Director of the Center for Academic Technologies at CSU Monterey Bay. He led the CSUMB Moodle pilot in 2005-06 and part of the subsequent CSU “Moodle Revolt” of 2007. From 2008-2014, CSUMB also hosted Moodle for two community colleges, a graduate school, and two local high schools. With the consolidation of the LMS environment, and the parallel explosion of publisher and free market tools and services, what does a post-LMS world bring and what does that look like in the age of data requirements, accessibility, publisher-controlled content, content ownership and …?
- Elspeth McCulloch, Instructional Designer at Florida Gulf Coast University. She has worked in the field of distance education for over 15 years designing, creating, and developing informal and formal learning solutions to meet organizational and faculty needs. She has analyzed and selected appropriate instructional strategies and technologies to maximize the learning experience in the development of over 100 e-Learning courses. She led a transition from Blackboard to ANGEL at a community college, and a migration from ANGEL to Canvas at a university; she will reflect on the role instructional designers play in helping to maintain a focus on teaching and learning throughout such migrations.
- Florida Gulf Coast University – LMS Task Force
- Florida Gulf Coast University – LMS Requirements Matrix