|PRESENT AND FUTURE - A UNIVERSITY WITHOUT WALLS
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The field of online higher education is
Technology and Education
Many Leaner Management Systems also known as Course Management
Systems offer services of various degrees and dependability. All are not equal.
In 2008, Global
Academy (Online) research under the Direction of Dr. Fred DiUlus conducted an exhaustive study of online
platforms the students believed were the easiest to navigate and the best to use in their opinion and to evaluate the
educational challenges such systems demanded. Available on this
page is a link to the oriiginal study that was conducted in 2008 among beginning and upper division South American
bi-lingual college students. They previously had little or no experience with online classroom delivery except what they
may have read in the international press. You will find the research of interes as it was the primary motive for the development
of Global Academy's own e-Blackboard Technology.
The study took place over
six months in an area of the world not inhibited by prejudice, hype or preconceived notions about online education or what
a Learner Management System or Course Management System could or could not do. The task simply was to uncover what students
felt was the best and most user friendly and capable system for the students at the time.
In 2015, Global Academy updated the research based on the previous eight years of online technology
development and evolved what can only be considered as THE cutting edge of online education delivery and performance.
Today, there are dozens of Learning Management Systems worldwide to choose among; most
are paid for subscription type service providers. Yet, the very best, remain basically free. Meanwhile many overlook
these services under the belief that if it costs a lot, it must be good. In this arena nothing could be further from the truth.
However, faced with the decision today to spend upwards of $200,000 to migrate and engage a system for an entire student body
of say 4000 plus, the cost to cover training for faculty to operate and the school to administer finds essentially such system
what are complicated systems that are nothing more than an attempt by providers to get control of the student body and the
schools records to ensure their arrangement to operate and manipulate the production of records, the loyalty of the faculty
to product and assure the difficulty of unraveling it once it is installed. Hundreds if not thousands of schools are in this