CYPHER is delighted to be included as a represented vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for K-12 Education Learning Management Systems that predicts “by 2025, 75% of all K-12 organizations globally will use an LMS, whether proprietary or lightweight, to manage in-person and remote classroom activities.”
Why the growing popularity in K-12 classrooms? Well, there are couple of reasons. In today’s digital age, technology is an integral part of our daily lives. This is especially true in the field of education. Also, LMS platforms provide a centralized location for teachers to manage and deliver educational content, while also offering interactive tools for students to engage with the material. They call also foster collaboration and communication. However, with so many options available, it can be overwhelming for educators to choose the right LMS for their classroom.
In this blog post, we will explore some things to consider when choosing an LMS for K-12 education.
The allure of the modern LMS for K-12 education
It’s hard for educators, learners, or their parents to ignore the innovations of the modern LMS for K-12 education. Benefits include:
Seamless flexibility and scalability: Cloud-based LMS platforms enable schools and districts to deploy systems at scale with minimal infrastructure requirements, making adoption easier for schools, regardless of size or budget.
Real time access and communication: Students can access their coursework at their own pace anytime, and anywhere. Teachers can create and deliver customized lessons and assessments that cater to individual learning styles and abilities, and students and parents can monitor learning progress and communicate with instructors and administrators in real-time.
Flexible Integration that supports modern technologies: Advanced technologies like automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, gamification, and data analytics enable educators to deliver more personalized and engaging learning experiences.
Clearing the remaining hurdles when choosing LMS for K-12 education
Although the benefits are amazing, there are still some challenges that must be addressed when choosing a LMS for K-12 education. A successful implementation of a LMS for K-12 education requires long-term vision, careful planning and evaluation, and the commitment from all of your stakeholders. How do you clear those hurdles? Follow these steps:
- Have a plan that aligns to your organization’s goals and unique learning objectives.
- Collaborate with all stakeholders in the decision-making process and ensure alignment with the defined purpose and expectations of students, teachers, and administrators.
- Prioritize your modern learners. Ensure students they have access to the necessary technology and resources. The goal should always be to simplify ease of use without compromising LMS capabilities. Choose the LMS vendor based on the classroom experience, their commitment to accessibility, students’ emotional intelligence and age-appropriate learning.
- Focus on LMS solutions that flexibly integration with advanced technologies like automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, gamification, and data analytics enable educators to deliver more personalized and engaging learning experiences. Additionally look for solutions that offer seamless data integration from the LMS with the student information system (SIS)–Opt for solutions that provide intuitive and actionable insights into student performance versus disjointed data.
CYPHER Included as a Representative Vendor
When choosing, an LMS for K-12 education, clear the obstacles by doing your homework: understand the current state of the K-12 LMS market, review the key findings and recommendations from sources you trust, and compare the representative vendors. This will help you narrow your search, sharpen your organization’s unique requirements, and help you to confidently choose the right LMS for your organization.
And lastly, ensure you carefully evaluate the CYPHER platform for K-12 education. CYPHER Learning is leading the necessary disruption in learning platforms by delivering personalized and proactive skills development, automation for scale, site-wide gamification, and unique human connections all on a beautiful, intelligent, and intuitively simple learning platform to unleash human potential.
But don’t take our word for it, read why the Gartner’s Market Guide for K-12 Education Learning Management Systems. included CYPHER as a representative vendor, learn more about the CYPHER K-12 modern learning platform, or Schedule a demo.