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Title: The Unsexy LMS

Moderator:

Mathieu Plourde, University of Delaware

Track:

Using Sakai

Date, Time, Room:

Tuesday, Jun 15, 15:25-16:25, Chasm Creek B (live stream) (discussion setup)

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Brief Abstract

Is the LMS becoming just another tool to support? Are faculty members now just using the LMS because it's convenient or required? How can the LMS add value to teaching and learning and get users excited again? This session will attempt to answer some of these fundamental questions we stumble on when consulting with faculty members and helping them choose the right tools to fit their needs.

Full Abstract

As more and more institutions rely on learning management systems to support their core business, is it becoming just another tool to support? Are faculty members now just using the LMS because it's convenient or required? What is the role of the LMS today, especially when compared with all the new and shiny free web 2.0 services that are available out there, and that seem to be offering more features than their equivalent tool in the LMS? When is to appropriate to stay inside the walled garden of the LMS, and when is it appropriate to just let go? How can the LMS add value to teaching and learning and get users excited again? This session will attempt to answer some of these fundamental questions we stumble on when consulting with faculty members and helping them choose the right tools to fit their needs. Information technology decision-makers should also find some food for thought to help them decide which technologies to support. Participants will be invited to brainstorm and exchange their thoughts on this topic.

Slides

Recorded Archive

TitanPad Archive as of 6-21-2010: Brainstorming for "The Unsexy LMS" session

TitanPad Link: http://titanpad.com/89FnGdKR63

For which activities does the LMS perform better than other technologies?

In which contexts would it be more appropriate to use free web 2.0 tools?

Problems with web 2.0 tools

Sakai/LMS value statements

Other points discussed

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