|| My son said that they'll be using LMS at school. May you please enlighten me what LMS is? I heard that it's an online-based learning system. I'm concerned that if my son has a constant access to the internet, he'll be distracted with his studies. Thank you in advance! -Mark
Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application or web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess a specific learning process. Through LMS, instructors are given a way to create and deliver content, monitor student's participation and assess student's performance. Students on the other hand can use interactive features like threaded discussions, video conferencing and discussion forums. Known samples of LMS are Blackboard, Moodle, and Edmodo.
In the Philippines, there is an offline e-learning solution that is being offered among schools. V-Smart, a project of Vibe Technologies, Inc., the technology arm of Vibal Publishing House, Inc., is an offline learning management system which allows teachers to create and deploy quiz, assignments, and events and students to respond. It also allows teachers to record a student's performance. If you're worried about your son being distracted by a constant Internet connectivity, don't worry because V-Smart enables e-learning through the use of a controlled school server and a Wi-Fi network. Twitter, Facebook, and Candy Crush are definitely a no-no's.