Last Summer Kate reported on BYU's Education Startup MOOC, Ed Startup 101. Less publicized was the news BYU was launching its own Learning Management System.
The new homegrown product, called Learning Suite, combines five standalone tools that were already in use a the university:
Learning Outcomes (descriptions of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that learners should have after successfully completing a learning experience or program)
Digital Dialog (a multimedia discussion tool)
Mid-course evaluation tool
Flashcard tool (for faculty to learn the names and faces of students each semester)
If this sounds familiar it should. Some EdLab equivalents over the years include:
- Live Syllabus
The BYU case differs in many ways from the mSchool example at TC. But I still think there is much we can learn about their approach, particularly the modularity of tools, a service-oriented architecture, data, and the service commitments.