Group A. The learner-centered learning management systems that feature personalized learning, project-based collaborative learning, performance-based or criterion-referenced assessments

Which learning management systems meet your needs?

Learner-Centered Learning Management Systems

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A1. Khan Academy
http://www.khanacademy.org/
Khan Academy is “not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.”
- Price: Free
- Subjects: Most subjects
- Grade levels: K-12
- Mobile App available
Learner-centered features: Self-paced learning tools and real-time classroom data (individual students’ progress) available
Other features: Video library covers most K-12 subjects. Offers interactive practices, knowledge maps, and badges

​A3. Collaborize Classroom

http://www.collaborizeclassroom.com/
Collaborize, recommended by educators in conferences and on Edutopia, is “a free collaborative educational platform for students and teachers”
- Price: Free.
- Subjects: All
- Grade levels: K-12, Higher Ed
- Mobile App available.
Learner-centered features: Provide access to a topic library, which contains peer-reviewed lessons, for creating, sharing, or reusing lessons. Create groups for student projects. Support conversations and peer coaching. Show tangible outcomes of student participation
Other features: Increase student participation by using tools to create a poll, hold a debate, post a practice test. Help teachers manage grading easier. Automatically build portfolios of student work.

A2. Project Foundry

http://www.projectfoundry.org/
​Project Foundry “organizes, engages, tracks, showcases” “teacher-guided, student-led” project-based learning.
- Price: 14-day free trial. Pricing info available.
- Subjects: All
- Grade levels: All
Learner-centered features: Tools for project-based learning: set goals, send feedback, report student progress, create and approve project proposals, manage tasks and time, and keep journals.
Other features: Communication tools. Showcase portfolios. Google Apps, iLife, and Moodle integration. File sharing.

A4. ThinkQuest
http://www.thinkquest.org/en/
ThinkQuest is a project learning environment created by Oracle Education Foundation. Currently “400,000 students and teachers in 43 countries”
- Price: Free.
- Subjects: All
- Grade levels: K-12
Learner-centered features: Project library. Both teachers and students can create project content and invite members. Learn with peers in school, or with international communities
Other features: Communication tools. Project competitions. Safe environment requiring permissions to access.

​A5. Show Evidence.
http://www.showevidence.com/
ShowEvidence “brings together all the applications you need to implement a rigorous performance assessment process that produces measurable results.”
- Price: Contact ShowEvidence
- Subjects: All
- Grade levels: All
Learner-centered features: Create performance tasks or learning modules. Personalize learning by assigning tasks. View reports with feedback.
Other features: Upload products to demonstrate mastery on tasks. Share tasks or modules with other educators. Future tools: portfolios and badges

​A6. Compass Learning Odyssey

http://www.compasslearning.com/odyssey
Compass Learning Odyssey suite includes lessons, activities, and other features such as formative assessments and reporting tools to support differentiated and personalized instruction.
- Price: Contact Odyssey.
- Subjects: All
- Grade levels: All
Learner-centered features: Diagnostic assessments. System-prescribed individualized learning paths. Track performance.
Other features: Direct instruction (covers primary and secondary curricula). Parental involvement. Reports of mastery of State and Common Core Standards

A7. Edmodo
http://www.edmodo.com/

Edmodo, an awarded educational tool,  helps “connect to resources, see insights into how your students learn best, and power your classroom.”

- Price: Free

- Subjects: All

- Grade levels: All

- Mobile Apps available

Learner-centered features: track individual progress, also including grades and badges. create and manage groups.

Other features: social network interface. facial expression icons available for interaction. discussion. share content with colleagues. share files. calendar and planning tools.

A8. Schoology

https://www.schoology.com/home.php

Schoology “is the ultimate way to manage lessons, engage students, share content, and connect with other educators.”

- Price: Free

- Subjects: All

- Grade levels: All

- Mobile devices supported

Learner-centered features: Social network interface for collaboration. Tools for grading online participation. Plan students’ self-paced learning

Other features: Create course content. Create assessments. Manage calendars. Upload files.

A9. Haiku

http://www.haikulearning.com/

Haiku is a K-12 learning management system with features to support learner-centered instruction.

- Price: Free teacher edition (up to five classes). Free 60-day for school & district. Pricing info available.

- Subjects: All - Grade levels: All

- Mobile devices supported

Learner-centered features: Project-based learning tools. Assign assessments to individuals. Provide student progress reports.

Other features: Google Apps integration. Chat. Public feedback via Facebook. New features in 2013: rubrics, standards integration, objective-based gradebook, and badges

A10. MyBigCampus

http://www.mybigcampus.com

My Big Campus “is a collaborative learning platform that provides access to resources and people that make learning engaging, fun, and real”

- Price: Free

- Subjects: All

- Grade levels: All

- Mobile App available.

Learner-centered features: Tools for peer collaboration (chat, messages, wall-posts, and discussions)

Other features: Notify new activities. Create, assign, and grade assignments. Manage and monitor your school’s content.