Administrators and teachers or professors who want to take education online or “electronically” will eventually find themselves looking for suitable elearning software or platforms to best maximize their online teaching efforts.
While it might seem like a cheaper idea to just teach online using emails, text files, and a few videos, don’t do it! There needs to be some structure for your courses online. Professors and teachers need somewhere to upload materials and interact with students, and students need a place online to retrieve that information, connect with the teacher and connect with other students.
Many educational institutions try to piecemeal different technologies, software, or free services online, but this just creates a very disjointed, discontinuous educational experience. Students will become insanely frustrated along with the professors.
Before getting to that crazy point described above, start looking into what elearning software is available, and plan to make a decision on elearning software that will serve you and your institution, while also not breaking the schools bank account.
And remember, though putting money out for software now may not seem to pay off in the short run financially, it will improve the retention and referral of more students in the future as your institution is looked upon as a well-oiled, engaging, online educational machine. More to come in the next post.
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You can always find info at the U.S. DOE.
Resource on education at New York DOE