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By Shelby Mansker, Development Technology Manager
Math content in the Cloud
and on the iPad can make
a teacher’s life a lot easier.
Utilizing our Individualized
Prescriptive Lessons™ (IPLs),
Pitsco is working with a company to build a new
Learning Management System (LMS) that does
just that. This new LMS was made necessary by
the change in environments, going from local
schools to the Cloud.
Our current LMS solutions, such as Synergy,
Encompass, and Prism, are designed to function
within classrooms and do not lend themselves well
to the advantages of a Cloud-delivered system. By
moving the IPL content into the Cloud via this new
LMS, we are able to explore scenarios that wouldn’t
be possible in our existing systems.
For instance, we can introduce more
flexible pricing structures, which will be a huge
benefit for our IPL customers. The benefits of
a Cloud-delivered system don’t stop there. The
IPL content will be available online, making it
accessible at any time and from anywhere with
an Internet connection. Also, because we will
be hosting the servers, our customers will not
have to concern themselves with the burden of
managing the IT for this product.
Another interesting thing that our partner is
doing is creating iPad versions of each IPL. This is
a feature that is unique to their LMS vision and will
work alongside normal browser-based IPL delivery.
This means that teachers will have the flexibility to
choose among multiple platforms for students to
experience IPLs in the classroom, while still providing
the flexibility for students to experience the same
content at home – with or without iPads.
All of this flexibility is being incorporated into
the new LMS and will be available on the Cloud.
We have been working closely with our partner
to ensure that each feature is being designed
with usability in mind, which will ensure that our
customers get the best product we can deliver.