Microsoft Learning Gateway (MLG) is a Web-based collaboration, communications, and content delivery framework that serves the education industry. The MLG helps in creating integrated e-learning solutions for primary and secondary schools and higher education institutions.
Developed to deliver education-specific functionalities, an MLG-based e-learning solution means that every associated teacher, student, and family can be connected from their home or school to the Internet through a proxy or firewall server, or through a hosted service. With Microsoft Exchange Server, each user can have a secure e-mail address. Using a Web-based service enables students to participate in lessons and complete assignments online through the portal, both from home and at school.
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MLG 2007 offers teachers a set of education-specific features to create online assignments for classes or individual students, and automatically grade these assignments. Parents have access to parent sites to monitor their children’s progress and provide an open channel of communication with schools and teachers.
MLG is built using open standards to integrate with other software and make use of the existing technological infrastructure in education institutions.
By using the security features offered through ISA, the MLG authentication and security framework provides a private, secure system for students, parents, teachers, and administrators to collaborate and access Web pages, share calendars, chat, take part in discussion forums, and exchange e-mail messages.
Standard-compliant content :
MLG addresses the requirements and recommendations of ministries of education, schools and higher education institutions, private and public education programs, government administrations, and professional skills associations. It is compliant with Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and Instructional Management Standards.
MLG framework supports multiple languages, enabling educators to use the curriculum delivery system in their own language and test, grade, and create lesson plans based on local requirements.