Edmodo is a web-based learning management system specifically designed to allow instructors to connect and collaborate easily with both learners and one other. Edmodo is a worldwide network, helping learners and instructors exchange ideas and access the resources they need to reach their full potential.
Edmodo was born in 2008 in the public school system of Chicago, with the stated intention to “bridge the gap between how students live their lives and how they learn in school.” Today, it is the world’s largest K-12 social learning network, with almost 68 million members spread over the globe.
The social network aspect of Edmodo is similar to popular services like Twitter or Facebook, in that it’s free to join and use, and the interaction between users is the driving force behind content and engagement.
But the full Edmodo suite of software provides much more than yet another social media avenue. Edmodo Management is a full-feature LMS solution, with secure domain customization, letting schools and communities interact virtually, and providing access to documents 24/7.
Edmodo is also no slouch when it comes to analytics, tracking and measuring user logins and engagement, and providing reports that identify the most active areas, and which ones are in need of support. By sharing this kind of information with your educators, you can create a positive feedback loop that helps to improve all areas of your education process.
Edmodo also offers a range of training options, to help you and your team get the most out of this diverse and wide-ranging platform. Self-guided training materials are available on their site for free, and more personalized training is available for groups of up to 25 teachers, in classes ranging from one day to six weeks.