“The Walled Garden” a.k.a. The Learning Management System (LMS)
Friday, May 9, 2pmET Register (free) tlt.gs/frlv
LMS prices rise and variations proliferate. Every LMS is a “Walled Garden” in some ways - provides protections, restrictions, privacy, and resources. Each Walled Garden (LMS) tool shed includes a few valuable selected tools and other resources.
A Walled Garden has a gate. Who is allowed to enter or exit? Who decides? Who patrols?
What is allowed to pass through the gate? Information? Tools?
Join our conversation about these and other questions:
- CURRENT TRENDS, FEATURES OF LMS
What institutions are exploring, using, requiring, supporting in LMS options for their faculty? - esp faculty who teach online.
- ALTERNATIVES, ENHANCEMENTS TO LMS
What non-LMS options are important for faculty to consider using INSTEAD of or in ADDITION to the LMS provided by their institution? - especially faculty new to teaching fully or partly online.
- IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT PEDAGOGIES OF LMS
Every LMS reflects an underlying pedagogy - whether that pedagogy has been intentionally adopted and explicit or accidental and implied. How can an institution or an individual faculty member decide how well the LMS’s underlying pedagogy fits their needs and goals? To what extent can or should a faculty member adapt his/her own pedagogy to the LMS? In what ways can an LMS be adapted or augmented to fit the users’ preferred pedagogy?
- “Reclaim Learning: A Domain of One's Own"” by Jim Groom, keynote from Sloan-C/MERLOT Emerging Technologies Symposium for Online Learning in Dallas. See link in Michelle Pacansky Brock’s blog post.
- Democratizing Education, Eric Van Hippel (work-arounds that work better than the original!)
Infiltrating the Walled Garden [LMS] MAY 2, 2012 / WM. BEASLEY