At my district I am one of the members of a Learning Management System project team. We are in the process of determining and developing the lms for the use with professional developers.
We have had constant pressure to find a solution to provide meaningful pd oppurtunites to staff, but at the same time lower the release time of staff away from students.
It has always been an issue of finding the happy medium between the two.
Our district also wants to explore using the lms to create a safe place for parent education.
I would like to create a community of schools that are using lms's (blackboard, Moodle, etc..) to provide professional development to staff and parents