Why LMSs Aren’t the Answer « Educational Technology and Change Journal

I’ve just (this morning) given a talk making almost exactly the points mentioned here so, unsurprisingly, I like the points being made here. The LMS makes things easier by reducing choice – the result is a tendency to limited creativity and inspiration. Assembling tools using a pick and choose or mix and mash approach gives back the control, to some extent though, in this article, I think it leaves more softness in the technology than many would find easy or comfortable. Achieving the right level of softness and hardness in a given context is a really important challenge (and assembly is the right direction to find an answer)

Address of the bookmark: http://etcjournal.com/2011/02/22/why-lmss-arent-the-answer/

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor and Associate Dean, Learning & Assessment, at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology, and I teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems. I am a proud Canadian, though I was born in the UK. I am married, with two grown-up children, and three growing-up grandchildren. We all live in beautiful Vancouver.

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