Is the cloud hastening the demise of the LMS?

Sarah Danzl, Dawn of Learning, Mar 30, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

With the recent acquisition by Blackboard of some LMS support companies it may be premature to talk of the demiose of the LMS. But there is no doubt that the cloud (aka, the internet) has hads an impact. As Sarah Danzl says, "Access to learning tools like collaboration spaces, wikis, discussions, and blogs was only available if you created proprietary packages and used the native LMS capabilities.`And she suggests that the completion of IMS LIT (Learning Technologies Interoperability) actually spelled the end of the LMS.
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