October 04, 2012
Thomas Edison State College is preparing to launch a new learning management system that provides better navigation for students in their course spaces and greater flexibility and efficiency for the development, design and delivery of new courses. The new system, based on the Moodle platform, utilizes cloud-based technology and better positions the College to leverage the latest technology to provide a richer educational experience for our students.
Watch a video tour and orientation of the new system and course space.
The College is running a pilot featuring 20 courses in the November 2012 term that are being offered in the new learning management system, including:
The College, which is also running a pilot featuring seven courses offered in the new system in the Sept. 2012 term, looks forward to receiving feedback on the new learning management system from students who participate in the pilot. The College plans to fully implement the new learning management system for all courses in 2013. Once fully implemented, one of the major benefits of the new system will be a single sign-on for students to access courses, Online Student Services and the myEdison® student portal. In addition, students will be able to access entire courses using mobile devices, such as tablets, e-readers and smartphones.
In addition to the orientation video, you are encouraged to view an interview with Matthew Cooper, associate provost for Learning and Technology, who discusses the new learning management system and what students can expect. Additionally, the College has prepared a Q & A for students to help make them more familiar with the system prior to its full implementation and created a Moodle Video Help Site that provides additional resources to assist students and mentors with the new learning management system.
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