In Answer to California’s Education Crisis, Coggno Provides Learning Management System (LMS) Service to Public Schools
San Jose, CA - Amidst growing concern over the health of the nation’s public school system, schools are being forced to think more creatively about how to maintain the quality of their education. Online tools like LMSs may be one answer to the recession’s heavy blow on education.
No other state has as many worries about their education system as California.
California falls near the bottom of states in per-student spending, according to the National Assessment of Education Progress.
On Tuesday, a Californian legislative budget panel approved plans to eliminate the high school exit exam, raise oil and tobacco taxes, and cut funds for state prisons as well as schools. Next week the budget blueprint will be presented to the full Legislature.
The Los Angeles school district has cancelled summer school classes, and other states are thinking about shortening the average 180-day school year.
But Californians were mistaken if they hoped for help from the federal government. On Tuesday the White House stated that California will have to pull itself up by its own shoestrings.
“It’s obviously not an easy time for the state of California,” said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs during a briefing when asked if the federal government would provide financial aid to the state.
“We’ll continue to monitor the challenges that they have, but this budgetary problem unfortunately is one that they’re going to have to solve,” he stated. According to State Controller John Chiang, California will run out of cash within weeks if it does not balance its books.
Public education receives the greatest amount of funding from California’s school budget. According to surveys by the Public Policy Institute of California, a majority of citizens believes that school budgets should be spared from the proposed cuts, and that an increase in funding would enhance the quality of the public school system. On the other hand, an even greater number of Californians believe that vast improvements could stem from schools using existing funds more wisely.
One way that schools can do just that is with implementing tools like cost-effective or free LMSs and online courseware that fulfill a number of needs.
An LMS can be integrated into a classroom to track students and their achievements as well as provide innovative, collaborative learning systems. With LMS tools like Coggno’s audio, video, test, quiz and assessment, SCORM Publisher, and Apple Podcast Producer, educators and content creators are able to upload their courses and design customizable systems.
In response to difficult times in California and nationwide, Coggno is offering its LMS to public schools free of charge.
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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