Reviewing the Reviews

An initial look into current and recent LMS reviews at colleges and universities

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This is the first in a series of posts over the next month or two looking at evaluation material - review sites, RFPs, rubrics, etc - for EdTech evaluation projects at colleges and universities. Naturally, we are starting with LMS projects.

The upcoming posts (and the research behind them) are part of the tuning of a toolkit we are developing to help institutions conduct their own reviews and evaluations. We do a lot of work with educational institutions and related organizations to review their current LMS, their overall LMS strategy, and to identify the best solution for their particular context and needs. The toolkit will be part of our suite of offerings in this space, released as part of the On EdTech Enterprise subscription. The toolkit will allow a quicker and cheaper method to share this information than has been available in custom consulting engagements. We will also reference and include parts of the toolkit in the On EdTech+ subscription that you are all part of.

Finding a collection of LMS review sites

One part of the toolkit which I hadn't anticipated building was a listing of review and evaluation sites themselves. When thinking about a review or an RFP I find it useful to take a look at what other schools are doing and I always recommend clients do the same. It's a good way to get a sense of how others are approaching things and learn from their surveys and reports what issues they might have encountered.

Timeline View in the University of Arizona’s Review Site

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