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Faculty invited to review e-learning solutions

Oct. 29, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is completing its evaluation of learning management systems, generically called e-learning, with the expectation of implementing a new system during 2011.

In April, WMU conducted a preliminary round of vendor demonstrations featuring four different products. Faculty members are invited to participate in the second round of product reviews Nov. 3-5, at which vendors will focus on how the systems can be used for teaching.

E-learning solution presentations
1354 Ellsworth Hall

  • Wednesday, Nov. 3, Longsight Sakai, 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 4, Desire2Learn, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 5, RSmart Sakai, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Feedback from attendees will be used in making the final decision about which system to recommend. WMU currently uses Blackboard Learning Systems: Vista Enterprise, commonly called Blackboard Vista, which is being phased out by the vendor.

For more information, visit the E-learning Evaluation Project on the Web or contact Brian Carnell at brian.carnell@wmich.edu.

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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