At the Fall, 2019 STEM Ecosystems Convening in Cleveland, OH, 4 breakouts in Policy, Learning Management Systems, STEM, Soft Skills & SEL Assessments, and Workforce Development explored how information technology is driving educational trends, tools practices and concerns.
BizzyB LMS Emerges
BizzyB emerged in the Learning Management Systems and Assessments categories as a leading-edge approach to how technology can be applied to push the envelope of education.
Interestingly, most LMSs were found not to be interactive applications at all, but paperless approaches to delivering traditional curriculum via download PDFs. As such, these offerings had limitations that otherwise would have lead to communal collaboration, creativity, critical-thinking and communication that interactive Project-Based Learning (PBL) systems like BizzyB offer.
The Need for Remote Mentorship
At the same time, lack of interactivity also foreclosed inclusion of mentors on a remote basis from participation. This is particularly key for regions where users are geographically remote from mentors. Mentors being able to participate on a remote basis is also key to high-demand mentors who don’t have time to travel, so remote features are needed to use mentor time to best advantage.