What is the best Learning Management System website for my teachers?
There are so many Learning Management System websites out there, and they all some have similar features. However, administrators should consider the following before selecting their Learning Management System website:
- Pricing: Does it require a district to pay for a district-wide license? Does it require a school to pay for site-licenses for all teachers? According to the Edweek Market Brief, “On average, 67% of educational software products go unused… In some districts, up to 90% of purchased software licenses are not being used.” Training teachers to use Learning Management System effectively is a daunting and expensive task for a district or a school. By the time most of the teachers starting using the Learning Management System website, the expenditures become questionable as schools and districts face unexpected financial challenges yearly. This is one of the main reasons why many veteran teachers refuse to learn new site-license technology.
- Easy to train teachers: Training teachers to use the Learning Management System is an ongoing additional cost for schools and districts. Often, most teachers would not spend their own time to learn how to use the Learning Management website, and most spend working hours to learn how to use it or creating resources. Consequently, schools and districts have to pay teachers extra-duty paid and substitutes for training teachers. Consequently, pick the working Learning Management System could be a costly mistake for a school or a district.
- Practical and Easy to Use: It’s normal that teachers have difficult times learning how to use the Learning Management System website at first. However, once your teachers have learned how to use all features, it should become second-nature for teachers to continue investing on creating resources on the Learning Management Website.
- Is it easy to collaborate and share resources?
- Can teachers use other online resources easily?