Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Move from Course Management to Course Networking - Mary Grush, Campus Technology

Over the past 18-plus years, LMS pioneer-developer Ali Jafari has applied his extensive research in learning technologies to the creation of learning management systems. Working at IU, he founded Oncourse — the first open source LMS and the basis and springboard for Sakai — and ANGEL Learning, which became a major competitor in the LMS marketplace and was ultimately acquired by Blackboard. His designs have taken their place among the world's leading learning management systems. But in 2011, with his creation of CourseNetworking (, Jafari's work began to take a distinct turn, focusing more on social, global, and collaboration technologies. It's what he has identified as the move from course management to course networking.

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