Reach LMS — Background

Reach LMS is a general-purpose, open-source learning management system designed for the developing world. Reach lets organizations offer education and training to anyone — whether they’re working from a laptop in a city center or a solar-charged flip-phone in a remote village.

Last month, I worked with a team to build a first iteration of this project from scratch. We laid out a solid foundation upon which future teams could build. Users had one of three roles: Student, Teacher, or Administrator. The focus of the app revolved around creating Programs, Courses, and Modules. In this hierarchy, Programs had Courses. Courses…


Reach LMS — Background

All we had was one month and a skeleton of a product spec with this description: “Reach LMS is an open-source learning management system designed for the developing world. Reach lets organizations offer education and training to anyone — whether they’re working from a laptop in a city center or a solar-charged flip phone in a remote village.” Our Labs team spent the past month green-fielding this project with our stakeholder, Frank Fusco, who just so happened to be our Labs Manager as well. …

Chaz Kiker

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