Schoology is an online learning management system (LMS) that allows educators to organize curriculum, create lesson plans, and provide student assessment. The LMS platform allows for peer collaboration and engagement through public or private discussion forums and cross-application
|Price||Free; Enterprise option for districts|
|Learning||Behaviorism, Social constructivism, Connectivism|
|Ease of Use||★★★★☆|
|Accessibility||★★★★☆ (see Schoology Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT))|
|ISTE*S||Empowered Learner, Global Collaborator|
|COPPA – Kids Privacy Assured by PRIVO: COPPA Safe Harbor Certification; FERPA – Unclear|
Schoology was founded in 2007 by Jeremy Friedman, Ryan Hwang, and Tim Trinidad while they were undergraduates at the University of St. Louis. The LMS focuses on three main components for educational engagement: 1) online curriculum and lesson planning, 2) classroom management through attendance and grading, and 3) parent and student engagement via access portals and discussion forums. With a robust set of features and the inclusion of its own professional learning network, Schoology provides a powerful platform for teachers to both manage their classrooms and connect with other educators around the world.
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Ardi, P. (2017). Promoting learner autonomy through Schoology m-learning platform in an EAP class at an Indonesian university. Teaching English with Technology, 17(2), 55-76.
Biswas, S. (2013). Schoology-supported classroom management: A curriculum review. Northwest journal of teacher education, 11(2), 12.