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  1. January 11, 2006    

    Excellent discussion and links. Where the analysis softens is through an apparent institution-centricism and its consequent preference for formal learning. In the summary conclusion: “Although there is something quite compelling about the vision of a lifelong learning environment that is centered upon and perpetually belongs to the learner, I think we are some distance from being able to operationalize that vision.” I must ask, “What do you mean we, Kimosabe?”

  2. January 18, 2006    

    While it may not be time to throw away the LMS, it is time to begin planning for its demise.In fact, until we begin looking seriously at the limitations imposed on learning design by the LMS, and question the monetray expense and restrictive nature of prorietary systems, we will simply accept the status quo of “reamining with the LMS”. More and more instutitons are moving to open source LMS, more and more instructors are augmenting LMS delivery with blogs, eportfolios, and other social tools.

    The LMS will exit not with “a bang, but a whimper.” There will be a progressive recognition that it isn’t doing the trick, and its prominence will be chipped away, bit by bit.

    Educational practitioners, studenst and learning designers will be part of this “chipping process”. The big question is how much of a vested interest do administrators/decision makers have in the LMS. can they let go of centralized control, allow innovation? Are the operational systems of the institution tied too tightly to the LMS?

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