A Step Closer to Virtual Classes

We all have a special place in our hearts for the current “Learning Management System.” Most know it as ANGEL. For those of you that haven’t taken an online or blended class, it’s what students use to communicate with peers and professors, gather homework, take quizzes, and check grades.

Some standard lecture classes use ANGEL for similar reasons, albeit not as much as the online and blended courses do.

Today I attended a presentation for students interested in giving their thoughts on a new “LMS.” Not only did I receive extra credit for attending, (honestly it’s one of the only reasons I opted for attending. I’m an extra credit nut!!) I learned a LOT about other systems out there.

It has just come out recently that the State College of Florida is upgrading to a more “21st century learning system.” What’s really cool is they are soliciting students’ feedback on the selection of the new LMS (Learning Management System) that will be replacing ANGEL.  I really feel that now is a critical time to voice your opinion, and let the college know what you feel would make your experience better.

From the presentation I went to this morning, I can say I’m very excited to see ANGEL go. There are ideas floating around about the ability to video conference with your teachers and peers, and that to me sounds like a very cool idea. This isn’t the only new addition of course, but I’ll let you hear about the rest for yourself. ;)

Now, they only have a couple more presentations available, and they are both VERY soon. Sorry for the short notice, but I just recently found out myself. Below are the next presentations, which I highly recommend you go to, so you can voice your opinion!

Bradenton Campus, Tuesday 01/31/2012 7:00-9:30 PM Building 5 Room 123 (ARC)

Lakewood Campus, Wednesday 02/01/2012 4:00-5:30 PM Main Building Room 201.

If you can’t make it to one of these meetings and see the new features for yourself, send me an email with some features you would love to see in a new LMS.

studentblog@scf.edu