Learning Management Systems | Brief
Virginia's Ferrum College Moves to New Learning Platform
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Ferrum College has adopted D2L's integrated learning platform, Brightspace, to replace its legacy learning management system. The Virginia institution will also be using the company's e-portfolio application, D2L ePortfolio, to provide students a mechanism for preserving their work, learning reflections and other aspects of their college years.
"Brightspace was the most advanced yet easy-to-use solution we reviewed. Its rich capabilities in online learning, community sharing and analytics are a perfect fit for the unique needs of our institution," said Gail Summer, vice president of academic affairs. "The company's technology will empower our students to take advantage of a more flexible but open and connected learning environment."
D2L's learning environment provides course management, collaborative tools and functionality for personalizing a student's learning path, including access to a digital repository of education standards that can tie to specific digital learning content.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.