Insidious pedagogy: How course management systems affect teaching

Lisa M. Lane, DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, Oct 06, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I recognize Lisa M. Lane's name through the Connectivism course, but many more people will recognize her name from quality work such as this. I wonder whether her experience with the course informed her views here. She argues that Content management Systems (CMSs) "are not pedagogically neutral shells for course content." Indeed, "a CMS may not only influence, but control, instructional approaches." And "Few instructors are consciously aware that CMS design is influencing their pedagogy." This is a good paper, well-argued, and I agree with the conclusion.
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