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Learning Management System (LMS) for Recession-Time Solutions: Coggno’s Free Offer to Public Schools


San Jose, CA - As schools across California and the rest of the coutnry plan to downsize their education programs, learning management systems (LMSs) are becoming an increasingly appealing option. And LMS companies are responding as well. Coggno, Inc. now provides its complete LMS service to public schools for free.

Depending on a classroom’s or school’s educational needs, many low-cost LMSs offer not only an interactive and effective way to deliver learning material, but also an affordable way to bring a classroom life.

For difficult times, organizations and institutions must find creative alternatives.

The Californian budget deficit, which was pegged at $24 billion through June 2010, led to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal to cut $5.3 billion from the public school system through next year. This is in addition to the $8.6 billion cut announced in February.

Last week State Controller John Chiang predicted that California was “less than 50 days away from a meltdown of state government.”

According to a recent report by the National Association of State Budget Officers and the National Governors Association, 26 states have made midyear cuts to elementary and secondary education this year, while 31 slashed higher education funding.

Across the country, schools are planning or implementing processes of expanding class sizes, limiting transport and other services, cutting teachers’ salaries and laying off staff, delaying textbook purchases, eliminating elective classes, and in some cases, closing schools.

Furthermore, the recession has caused a widening discrepancy between more and less privileged school districts.

In some school districts in California, wealthy communities are joining together to discuss parcel taxes--flat fees on property which are used in some cities to aid public school funding. Some communities have already passed the parcel taxes to make up for proposed state budget cuts, like San Francisco Bay area cities of Novato and Cupertino, and the affluent Los Angeles suburb of San Marino.

However, in less affluent districts throughout the state and the country, the budget cuts are forecasted to have a heavier impact.

Limited resources cause organizations to search for new and cost-effective solutions. However, oftentimes these solutions are upgrades from the technology or systems previously in place.

Coggno’s LMS can be implemented into a classroom not only to track students and their achievements but 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 subject matter experts have everything they need to create completely unique, customizable, and interactive learning systems.

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


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