Online Courseware And Management Systems
Wikipedia has a good write up defining Learning Management Systems, their history, and how they compare to Course Management Systems and Learning Content Management Systems.
Blackboard makes learning management systems used by thousands of institutions, with an emphases on the learner. They also offer services, analytics, and conferencing/communication tools to support everyone's learning.
Brightspace provides online learning solutions that can be combined with face-to-face instruction, creating a blended learning environment that can be tailored to each student's needs. Their solution includes professional development for teachers and an extensive curriculum library.
So many vendors have climbed aboard this bandwagon that the National Education Association has developed criteria for evaluating the value of the different opportunities.
Look for courseware components which will facilitate your particular objectives and need for student interactivity.
MOODLE allows you to quickly create – or experiment with – your own on-line learning environment. MOODLE is an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment.
Moodle is a free, open source, online Learning Management system enabling educators to create their own private website filled with dynamic courses that extend learning, any time, anywhere. Moodle's extremely customizable core comes with many standard features. It includes multilingual capability, support of open standards, and is free to use and customize.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• School Administration Support
• Build A Rocket
• Places For Publishing Your Work
• Science Education Groups
• An Evaluation Checklist for Educational Web Sites
• National Science Teachers Association