Schools are just beginning to adopt and implement learning management systems. Greaves’s America’s Digital Schools 2008 provides a bit of insight that offers guidance:
47%of school districts were using an LMS at the time of the research, and an additional 19.1% planned to use one by the end of 2009–2010.
34% of school districts said they did not plan to use an LMS; Greaves predicts that as costs decline, this will change.
REASONS GIVEN FOR NOT YET IMPLEMENTING AN LMS:
¦ Price is too high
¦ LMS technology is not known well enough to adopt at this point
¦ Technical-support requirements are too high
¦ Available content does not match requirements
¦ Don’t see the need for one
¦ Current LMS systems can’t meet requirements
SOURCE: 2010 TRENDS REPORT FOR EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE & INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (SIIA), EDUCATION DIVISION