Gartner Research

How to Establish a Learning Ecosystem With LMS Platforms

Published: 06 July 2015

ID: G00278257

Analyst(s): Glenda Morgan


Instructors need the ability to add learning management system tools at the college, department and eventually course level. This requires higher education CIOs to move away from a culture of tight control and toward an LMS that functions more as an open platform with integrated external tools.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Going Beyond Walled Gardens


  • Establish a Transparent Process for LMS Users to Identify, Nominate and Enable Tools and Services to Be Integrated Into the LMS
  • Create an Easily Understood Set of Expectations About What Levels of Support and Funding Will Be Available for Different Types of Tools
  • Develop a Checklist Against Which All New Tools and Services Can Be Assessed to Meet Security, Privacy, Accessibility and Other Institutional Standards

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