The Journey Toward Increased Student/Faculty Interaction: A “Virtual” Perspective

Thursday, August 1

Session 1 – 8:30 – 9:30 am

Location: McCartney Hall 230

In his article asking, “Is an LMS enough or do you need more?” Baule (2019), describes the rise of Learning Management Systems (LMS) for education. He stated, “By 2014, 99% of universities had an LMS in place and 74% of faculty felt they were useful instructional tools. Now it appears that an LMS is not enough” (para. 1, 2). He goes on to describe how advanced technologies have changed and how the LMS along with the digital learning environment (DLE) allows for “greater personalization, advising, and more robust analytics” (para. 3). During this session, we will discuss the state of the digital learning environment, the use of the Learning Management System and one university department’s response to the challenge for next generation digital learning through the use of GSuite Apps in an online environment. We will describe the environment and students’ response to it. Baule, S. (2019, April). eCampus News. Retrieved April 10, 2019 from https://www.ecampusnews.com/2019/04/09/lms-ngdle-future-online-learning/?all.

Presented by
Suzanne Becking, Fort Hays State University, skbecking@mail.fhsu.edu
Robert Moody, Fort Hays State University, ramoody-edl@mail.fhsu.edu

Presenter Bio(s)
Suzanne Becking earned a Ph.D. in education studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Advanced Education Programs at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Her research interests include teaching with technology, and the digital divide. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer.

Robert A. Moody earned a Ph.D. in Education Administration Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma. He is a Professor in the Department of Advanced Education Programs at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. He is an authorized Google Education Trainer. He has presented at over 100 conferences; sharing his passion for Google Apps for Education and Open Education Resources.

Session Type: Best Practices / Lessons Learned | Learner Engagement | Presentation (50 min.)

Keywords: Classroom practices, Course/learning management systems, Instructional technology, Online student support, Pedagogy

Intended Audiences: Role: Teacher/faculty | Higher Education | Intermediate

Targeted Learning: During this session, we will discuss the state of the digital learning environment, the use of the Learning Management System and one university department’s response to the challenge for next generation digital learning through the use of GSuite Apps in an online environment.

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