Sunday, May 28, 2017

How Google Has Not Taken Over the Higher Ed Classroom - Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed

My theory is that the reason that Google feels less present in higher ed is the LMS (learning management system). The LMS may be, as Phil Hill has so memorably opined, the minivan of education. A lack of glamour, however, does not mean that the LMS has lost its place as the central edtech platform. Every online course - and many residential courses - depends on the LMS. Google does not have an enterprise level LMS. Google platforms do not integrate with the SIS (student information system). Google - for all its centrality to the lives of students, faculty and staff - has done little to advance the learning in higher ed. Imagine...

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