Grantham U Moves Course Management to Angel
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Grantham University, a completely online university, is implementing the Angel Learning Management Suite (LMS). Angel is a Web-based learning platform that allows faculty and students to interact and collaborate within their course work and academic programs.
"The addition of Angel will significantly improve interaction between our students and faculty," said Mark Eaton, director of academic technology at Grantham. "It also provides emerging Web 2.0 capabilities like wikis, blogs, podcasts and social networking that will greatly enhance our students' learning experience."
One reason the university is implementing the suite is to gain a better perspective of academic performance through course-related metrics. The school will be able to measure and track student performance for course completion as well as the achievement of programmatic and institutional goals and course learning outcomes.
"With Angel, Grantham will be positioned to proactively facilitate student success and drive toward better outcomes in its academic programs," said Eaton. "Our student experience will improve dramatically through the addition of innovative tools that connect and engage. Just like Grantham's previous LMS, Angel is a Web-based application, so students and faculty can continue to access their learning environment from anywhere in the world."
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.