Key Advantages of Using LMS in K-12 Education

Tina Rosen, Education Technology Insights | Tuesday, October 19, 2021

LMS allows learning to occur in several places, setting up digital spaces to offer education continuity to students.

FREMONT, CA: A Learning Management System (LMS) is an application for developing, implementing, and delivering educational courses. Where and how learners and educators use an LMS is becoming critical and varied for K–12 schools, particularly after the pandemic of 2020.  Beyond K–12 education, online learning platforms are leveraged by universities to offer and manage courses. Some educational institutions have fully online courses, and often students choose these for ease and flexibility of working remotely. Here are some of the advantages of LMS in K-12 education.

Efficient Distribution of Learning Materials

By leveraging the LMS to share class materials, all students—regardless of whether they are in class or learning remotely—will have access to the learning materials, including objectives, activities, and resources. Textbooks can even be shared online through software applications. Instead of students buying and lugging one giant textbook to and from school, and up-to-date product can be integrated into the class page.

Parental Access

Parents can have access to their child’s class timetable, calendar, outline, and assessment dates. This generates opportunities for conversation to meaningfully happen outside of class time, and parents or guardians can actively engage in their child’s learning. For students who require help with organization, this can be a big support.

Diverse Assessment Options

Assessment can take place online through several formats in an LMS. Short quizzes, multiple-choice questionnaires all offer the opportunity to offer immediate feedback. Teachers can also reference an external site comprising video formats and apply topics from that stimulus. Students have the choice to upload their work in various formats, including screencasts, podcasts, or videos.

Transparency on feedback

Feedback from an educator for formative and summative activities can be seamlessly shared with the student through the class page of an LMS. These can be sent onto the parental page and enables all feedback to be kept and stored so students can seamlessly access and action in later tasks.

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