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Donald Clark weights in with a comment on Accenture's acquisition of Udacity, posing the question of whether it means the LMS is dead. I never really thought of Udacity as an LMS, but the question is still relevant. The first part summarizes the acquisition and questions its merits, the second part offers eight reasons people hate LMSs (here's what chatGPT produced when I asked it for a similar set of reasons). Finally, he says, "to be fair a VLE or LMS was often the prime mover for shifting people away from pure classroom delivery." Also, "There will always be a need for single solutions." However, what we have seen is "this has descended into the mess that is the all-embracing, death-clutch that is 'Talent management'." We need "more dialogue than monologue," he writes. May that's what AI brings?

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