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ERIC Number: EJ846622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Breaking down the LMS Walls
Hotrum, Michael
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v6 n1 Mar 2005
The traditional packaging of electronic learning--the learning management system (LMS)--is progressively being regarded as a hindrance to effective online learning. Its design, functionality, complexity, price, and value are being questioned. A new generation of Web-based tools and approaches is evolving that are better suited to meet the need for dynamic online learning content, interaction, collaboration, and networking. Whereas traditional LMS approaches traditionally tend to relegate students to the role of passive recipients of information, these new tools and collaborative approaches allow learners to take proactive control of their own learning. This paper will discuss how the LMS has affected the design and delivery of e-learning, and the emerging technologies that are better suited to current learning and performance needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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