Learning management systems can generate significant anxiety among university administrators, faculty, and support staff on several levels. Procurement processes are time-consuming, and bring to the fore new stakeholders adamant about change. Following contract negotiations, the real fun begins with concerns of implementation, migration, training and support. Members of WCET’s newly established community interest group (CIG) on the Evaluation and Ownership of LMS’s will report on the real life experiences of several institutions as they moved through the cycle of evaluation, selection, implementation and ownership of commercial and open source LMS products. This session also includes highlights from a Delta Initiative study of the overall LMS marketplace and statewide strategies for LMS solutions. If your institution is going down the path of re-evaluating where you go next with the infrastructure to support your online educational programs, this session will offer timely, practical, valuable advice.
Ritchie Boyd, Instructional Technology Project Director, Montana State University
John Howard, Director of Distance Education, South Dakota State University
Lisa Cheney-Steen, Co-Executive Director, Colorado Community College Online
Steve Gance, Virtual Learning Environment Designer/Analyst, Portland State University
Phil Hill, Executive Vice President, Delta Initiative (IL)
Hae Okimoto, Director, Academic Technologies, University of Hawaii System
Loyce Pailen, Associate Provost, University of Maryland University College