Wednesday, December 01, 2004
The Post LMS Age
In his article LMS, The Wrong Place to Start eLearning, George Siemens believes LMS constrain instruction and do not cater well for informal and connectionist learning. He advocates learning environment utilise a range of conferencing tools, rather than using one tool to do everything, in order to provide greater choice for instructors and learners. This argument ultimately promotes the use of open source over proprietary software
And then just to add salt to the wound Derek Morrison's article, E-Learning Frameworks and Tools: Is It Too Late? points a finger at the managers who wrote no exit strategy for their Institutes when signing contracts with proprietry LMS...
And other related discussion can be found either here in this blog or at the OpenCourseWare project