Technology helps to align instruction with standards to improve long-term student success.
The education system and pedagogical theory have evolved over the past forty years. Views revealed in this article from 1990 show how at the time, the classroom was considered to have little to no effect on student success. Instead, social circumstance, family background, personal issues were seen as main contributors. Fast forward 40 years and we see a new generation of educators making giant strides to engage with every learner, regardless of their circumstance. New pedagogy percolates with the hope of building an education system that promotes a complete picture of student success. Learning Management Systems (LMS) are quickly becoming standard EdTech at the post-secondary level. In recent years though, educators have begun to see the value of a K12 LMS to position students on an early path to success.
The connection between tech and the job market
Did you know that 85% of jobs in the future don’t even exist at this time. As the technology industry grows, curriculum needs to be in place now to address the skills that will be mandatory in the decades ahead. What can the education system do today to prepare students for an unforeseeable future? One solution has been to encourage coding literacy by providing courses to children as young as 8-years-old. While not all students may be seeking coding jobs in the future, technology will most definitely play a role in their career. Analytical thinking and computer reasoning are essential skills. Enter the need for K12 LMS. This learning technology gives elementary and secondary students more control over their learning experience. It provides them better access to their course work via multiple devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, phone). But more importantly, the use of technology is normalized by making it (and learning) part of their daily routine.
Tools to build self-management skills
Because students have more control over when and where they can access course content, they are encouraged to take control over their time management. This can better prepare younger students to remain dedicated to their studies through to secondary school. As well, a K12 LMS keeps course content located in a single repository. Students can manage and access their portfolio of material with ease, regardless of which course they wish to work on. Because interaction with the course material can be monitored by educators, they can take notice if a student is becoming less engaged with a project or is struggling on a quiz. They can then intervene quickly to get that student back on track. This allows students to retain a sense of responsibility over their studies. At the same time to trust that they have a reliable source of guidance and support.
K12 LMS is the first step on the path
As students matriculate into the workforce, they are likely to encounter eLearning in their career. Companies are using technology to manage onboarding, training and professional development. A K12 LMS is a student’s first introduction to next generation learning technology that they will invariably be required to use in the future. This is why it is so important to reach learners as early as possible using a system that is designed specifically for the unique needs of elementary students, teachers and administrators. As students mature, the system can be aligned at every level to ensure that each student receives the highest opportunity for success.
Not every eLearning solution is designed to be tailored to the specific needs of students as they move from kindergarten to graduate school, and beyond. Download “Why K-12 LMS Adoption is on the Rise” to see how schools and districts are taking advantage of sophisticated EdTech.