Abstract Online teaching and learning tools are becoming widespread in the educational environment. As such, the Learning Management System (LMS) is no longer the sole source of all online educational tools. In response to this, MSU has adopted a strategy of capitalizing on the ability of the LMS to act as a hub which leverages connections to various external online educational tools. By incorporating this strategy into building a more robust Desire2Learn environment, MSU is actively adding connections every semester. During this presentation, learn what tools MSU has already connected to Desre2Learn and which tools are on the horizon.
Michael Zakhem is Assistant Director of IT Services Teaching and Learning. In this role he focuses on the delivery of online tools to further the teaching, learning, and research mission of the university. He is also a graduate student in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program at Michigan State, where his research interest is on the convergence of information technology and academia within higher education institutions.