Today, many of the language center’s technological capabilities today can be housed in handheld devices and in the cloud. So have the times finally rendered these physical learning spaces obsolete?
Gather stakeholders—including faculty, students, IT leaders and others—for honest discussion.
In California, it was crucial to include student representation in the statewide committee that examined various LMS candidates, says Jory Hadsell, executive director of California Community Colleges’ Online Education Initiative.
That positive approach allowed college constituency groups to focus on the end goal of student learning.
In what ways could sharing an LMS benefit colleges, and what do you see as the biggest or most surprising challenge institutions would need to overcome to purchase the same LMS?
“Sharing an LMS across institutions provides many benefits, including consolidation through one system, categorizing content and cross-collaboration. One of the challenges of sharing an LMS is agreeing on a design model that satisfies the lowest common denominator.
The evolving state of credentialing will make room for the emergence of new players, who can hold badges or service blockchains between students, campuses and employers.
In fact, Blockchain-based technologies are already being leveraged.
Institutions such as The University of Texas are developing blockchain-based transcript services that can ease the process with which credentials are stored and communicated.
There are efforts underway to position colleges and universities to recognize “prior learning” in ways that go beyond today’s standard approaches.