Breaking Down the LMS Walls

Michael Hotrum, IRRODL, Mar 03, 2005
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The author writes, "The industrial methods that Taylor recommended resulted in a diminution of worker autonomy and an increase in management control. The development and implementation of learning management systems in distance education has proved to be similar in intent and effect." Funny, even though it is now well known that greater management control destroys productivity, so many managers cannot resist the urge.
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