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Is the Learning Management System Dead?

November 26th, 2010 by Graham Attwell

The ‘VLE is dead’ debate just won’t go away. After last years packed session at Alt-C in Manchester, the debate rolled on to a popular session at Wolverhampton. And now Online Educa Berlin has picked up the issue – albeit in the name of  Learning Management Systems. Most organisations, says Online Educa on their web site, see Learning Management Systems as crucial for e-learning. However, they go on to ask,does LMS support learning or inhibit it? Has learning moved beyond the LMS? Is the LMS dead? Taking part in the debate are:

Larry Johnson, The New Media Consortium, USA

Roger Larsen, Pearson Platforms, Norway

Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu, UK

Inge de Waard, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium

Richard Horton, Blackboard International, UK

The debate will take place on Friday 2 December from 11.45 – 13.30 at Online Educa Berlin.

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4 Responses to “Is the Learning Management System Dead?”

  1. Hi Graham,

    do you know if there will be a streaming channel about the debate?

    I started studies eEducation at FernUni Hagen and look for aspects in the tension (“Spannungsberhältnis”) between E-Portfolio, PLE and Digital Identity.

    Greetings from the snowy Black Forest


  2. Graham Attwell says:

    Be nice if there is – Online Educa don’t normally stream but may be we can hack something together

  3. Marc says:

    will there be a stream today?

  4. jen hughes says:

    Is this the Bye Bye Blackboard debate?

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