US PreK-12 LMS Market Reviewed in New Topical Research Report Published at

09 Dec 2011 • by Natalie Aster
US PreK-12 LMS Market Reviewed in New Topical Research Report Published at

LONDON – Learning management systems (LMS) enable the administration, tracking and reporting of student information across all types of educational activities; the delivery of courses; as well as the facilitation of cooperation and communication.

With the rapid growth of online education, preK-12 academic institutions in the United States are expected to spend USD 4.9 billion on "self-paced" electronic learning products and services by 2015. That represents a CAGR of 16.8% from 2010 spending levels, outpacing every other segment, including higher education and healthcare.

New market research report “PreK-12 Learning Management Systems: A Market Overview” developed by Simba Information has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

Report Details:

Title: PreK-12 Learning Management Systems: A Market Overview
Published: November, 2011
Pages: 81
Price: US$ 3,250

The brand new report examines the role of learning management systems (LMS) in the U.S. preK-12 sector, unveiling the most interesting data and information like implementation and policy trends, market demand and competitive landscape, future trends and developments. Comprehensive profiles of the leading companies are also provided.

Report Contents:


Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Implementation and Policy Trends
Introduction and Definition
Four Broad Classifications for Systems
LMS Functions Widely Implemented
  Implementation Continues in 2011-2012
Accountability, Digital Focus, Personalization Call for LMS Capabilities
  Looking Ahead with ESEA Reauthorization, Common Core State Standards
  States Step up with Digital Initiatives
Table 1.1: Grade Level Implementation of Learning Management Systems
Table 1.2: Duration of LMS Availability in Years

Chapter 2: Market Demand & Competitive Landscape
Monitoring Student Progress Tops Uses of LMS
  Collaboration Tools Ranks High for Fewer Educators
Roseville (Calif.) Joint Union High School Districts: Move to Blended Learning
  Creating Courses, Finding Materials
Volusia (Fla.) County Schools: Professional Development Drives LMS Use
  Seeking Expertise, Compatible Course Materials
Forsyth County (Ga.) Schools: Investing in Innovation with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  Moving Materials Online
Majority of Districts Choose Outside Source for LMS
Moodle Captures 18.5% Share of PreK-12 LMS Market
Renaissance Place Is Top-Used Tool Similar to LMS
Table 2.1: Percentage of Districts with a Policy Promoting Use of an LMS
Table 2.2: Importance of Individual Features of a Learning Management System
Table 2.3: How Districts Acquired Their LMS
Table 2.4: PreK-12 Market Share of LMS Vendors, Fall 2011
Table 2.5: Districts’ Implementation of Tools with Functions Similar to an LMS

Chapter 3: Conclusions & Outlook
Educators Show Strong Impact of LMS
Policy in the Driver’s Seat
New Models: Blended Learning and Virtual Schools
  Broader Integration of Online Resources
Increase in Social Networking and Collaboration
Use of Open-Source Materials Increases
  Moodle: Open Source and Fast Growing
Budget Concerns Lead Hurdles to Adoption
  Support is Another Barrier
Keep it Simple: Single Sign-On, Interoperability Prized
  Desire2Learn Works on Single Sign-On
  Plato Learning Launches API to Expand Community
  Single Sign-On Remains a Goal
Varied District Needs Open Doors for “LMS Lite”
Schools Look for User-Friendliness and Interactivity
Schools Shop by Function Needs, Not Product Type
Vendors See Faster Growth Than Schools Do
LMS Segment Expected to Grow 7% in 2013
Table 3.1: Impact of Use of Digital Materials on Decision to Implement an LMS
Table 3.2: Impact of Implementation of Learning Management System on Use of Digital Materials, Tools and Courses
Table 3.3: Educators’ Views on Impact of LMS on Teaching and Learning
Table 3.4: Integration of Online Tools or Instructional Materials into Classroom Instruction
Table 3.5: Use of Online Classroom Assessment s and Quizzes
Table 3.6: Primary Reasons for Not Implementing an LMS
Table 3.7: Educators’ Views on Future LMS Implementation Plans
Table 3.8: LMS Sales in U.S. PreK-12 Market, 2011-2012 through 2014-2015

Chapter 4: Who’s Who
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
It’s Learning
Plato Learning
Renaissance Learning
Sophia Learning

Appendix: Survey Response Detail

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