Mott (2010). Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network

Mott, J. (2010). Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network. EDUCAUSE Quarterly. 33 (1) pp. 1-9

It’s a really good article, framing some ideas around an Open Learning Network. Definitely worth a read. Much of it isn’t a good fit for what I’m looking for because it’s tied tightly to the OLN concept and examples.

While the LMS has become central to the business of colleges and universities, it has also become a symbol of the higher learning status quo. Many students, teachers, instructional technologists, and administrators consider the LMS too inflexible and are turning to the web for tools that support their everyday communication, productivity, and collaboration needs. Blogs, wikis, social networking sites, microblogging tools, and other web-based applications are supplanting the teaching and learning tools previously found only inside the LMS.

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