Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Looking Beyond the LMS: Why a Single App Won't Work - David Raths, Campus Technology

What will the next-generation learning management system look like? Will it just be the next iteration of Blackboard, Canvas or Moodle? Malcolm Brown, executive director of the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI), said his group started researching the topic and decided that was the wrong question. As it tried to envision the next-generation digital learning environment, ELI started using metaphors such as Legos or a smartphone to describe a component-based architecture, in which individual applications, including an LMS, could all be "swimming around in this space connected through open standards and able to exchange data. That would be the platform," Brown said.

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