Coggno Offers Learning Management System (LMS) Service at Zero Cost for Public Schools
San Jose, CA - As American institutions across the country, faced with budget constraints, are contemplating or actually downsizing their online programs, LMS services like Coggno encourage schools to adopt and expand their educational technology despite the challenges. To ease the strain caused by the recession, Coggno offers free LMS service to all public schools.
The call for cheaper education technology like LMSs, LCMSs, and online courseware is stronger than ever.
California suffered another blow on Tuesday when Orange County officials began the process of cutting as much as $1.2 billion from the county budget for the coming fiscal year, implying a potential of 798 jobs lost in Orange County alone. Orange County’s chief executive officer called the fiscal situation “dismal.”
As states like California and Florida brace themselves for drastically reduced school budgets, institutions are prompted to use more creative means of expanding their educational programs. ELearning tools like LMSs and Web 2.0 tools provide a collaborative and low-price way to do just that.
Institutions ranging from school systems in California to the U.S. Navy have been forced to downsize their education programs.
Recently the Navy announced that their eLearning program will be discontinued in the fall, as of September 30, due to a lack of funding.
Commander Dan Gage, public affairs officer for Naval Education and Training Command, announced that almost 4,000 online courses will be dropped.
“Unfortunately, the funding that supported this catalog of courses was part of a $25 [million] cut during the POM-10 budget cycle,” Gage said. “As a headquarters, we have received significant budget cuts and have had to make some hard choices on what programs to discontinue now and in the future.”
The trend in hefty downsizing of education programs has affected online course programs, even though online courses can be created and deployed cost-effectively.
For example, Coggno is offering its online course creation toolkit and complete LMS package to public schools, free of charge.
Coggno’s easy-to-use text and video tools, Apple Podcast Producer, SCORM publisher, question bank and template, assessment and quiz tools make online courses easy to create and customize.
Coggno provides straightforward and practical functionality to aid teachers and students, and an easy-to-navigate interface, making the LMS simple to integrate into any school.
User-friendly and robust tools like Coggno’s LMS are modifying their business models to respond to changing and difficult times. Coggno allows educators and subject matter experts to design and distribute eLearning modules using Coggno’s state-of-the-art toolkit. And public school systems are now offered Coggno’s free LMS service for the delivering of eLearning courses.
About Coggno: Based in San Jose, CA, Coggno is an LMS/LCMS toolkit and marketplace which facilitates the transfer of intellectual property between course creators and those who wish to acquire it. Coggno designs and delivers online solutions for e-learning, training, assessments, and courseware for organizations, corporations, associations, academic institutions, and subject matter experts. For more information, visit www.coggno.com.
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