ERIC Number: EJ944016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Quo Vadis, LMS?
Campus Technology, v24 n11 p18-20, 22, 25-26 Jul 2011
The Learning Management System (LMS) market is in flux. According to a 2010 survey conducted by the Campus Computing Project, Blackboard's dominance of the higher education market declined from 71 percent in 2006 to 57 percent in 2010. Often overlooked in the numbers game, though, are more fundamental--even philosophical--questions about the evolving role of the LMS and its ability to meet the needs of higher education today. If the debate of recent years has been between open source and proprietary systems, the focus is gradually shifting to how all of these systems will tackle the thorny issues of informal learning, social networking, assessment, and a mobile learning environment. To gauge what the future may hold, "Campus Technology" asked leading technologists, educators, and vendors for their thoughts on the evolution of the LMS in higher education. A panel of leading educators and vendors (Josh Baron, Michael Feldstein, Mark Frydenberg, Matt Leavy, Ian Smissen, Brian Voss, Brian Whitmer) discusses the future of the LMS and the innovations needed to make it integral to 21st century learning.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Informal Education, Vendors, Social Networks, Evaluation, Management Systems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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