We enjoyed reading Lindsey Bennett’s EdTech blog post, “College Tech’s Not What It Used to Be — It’s Better.” Bennett explains how one of the main reasons today’s college experience differs from the experience 10 to 15 years ago revolves around learning management systems. She says that in the classes utilizing an LMS, she has been able to express her ideas and opinions through the LMS discussion boards outside of scheduled class time, continuing the fruitful conversations students had during that limited meet-up time.
Aside from being accessible on different devices and places, an LMS gave Bennett’s large classes the opportunity to stay up to speed. When 200 or more students are submitting work to one instructor and a handful of teaching assistants to grade, online homework posted on an LMS can keep the momentum of the class going by providing instant feedback (Bennett).
This is one of the many reasons we’re excited that Hawkes syncs with Blackboard, Canvas, and Brightspace (formerly D2L).
Bennett, Lindsey. “College Tech’s Not What It Used to Be — It’s Better.” EdTech. EdTech, 15 June 2015. Web. 18 June 2015.