Learning Management Systems: The Wrong Place to Start Learning

George Siemens, elearnspace, Nov 23, 2004
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The debates surrounding learning management systems continue as George Siemens weighs in with this good analysis of where they miss the mark. "The very notion of 'managing learning' conflicts with how people are actually learning today... [LMSs] still view learners as canisters to be filled with content." Worth reading as well on this topic is James Jarmer, who comments on LMS marketing tactics, and Albert Ip, who reports that LMSs "failed miserably in terms of version management of more dynamic content or allow just-in-time creation of content by the instructor based on perceived performance abilities of the cohort."
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