Wyoming to build a statewide K-20 learning management system
Published: November 21, 2017
Wyoming is developing one learning management system for all its education institutions to streamline the K-12 and post-secondary education experiences
The state of Wyoming education department has selected Instructure's Canvus to build a K-20 statewide learning management system (LMS).
A statewide LMS would allow education institutions across the state to share resources and customize each student’s learning experience, Laurel Ballard, supervisor of the student and teacher resources team at the state's education department, told EdScoop TV in a recent interview.
“We are definitely looking for cost savings, but it’s much bigger than that,” Ballard said during a recent gathering of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). “We really are looking at, ‘How do we streamline and align our K-20 education?’”
EdScoop.Com reported that department officials hope that a statewide LMS will encourage educators to integrate open educational resources in their lessons, Ballard said. That will help Wyoming move toward its larger missions of personalizing instruction for each student and reducing the cost of curriculum materials.
Many states leave learning management systems completely up to the local level, however Deltek is seeing an increase of state's discussing implementing a statewide system.