Posted by: rmostell | June 28, 2008

Web 2.0, Personal Learning Environments, and the Future of Learning Management Systems

This is an interesting article (research bulletin) written by Niall Sclater, Director of the Virtual Learning Programme at the Open University (UK), and published by the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR). He discusses how new Web 2.0 technologies are affecting the use of institutional Learning Management Systems, LMS’s (e.g. Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Angel, Sakai, Moodle) and predicts that they may be replaced in the future by “Personal Learning Environments (PLE)”. He says:

“Social networking sites, blogs, and wikis offer students unprecedented opportunities to create and share content and to interact with others”

Comment and links on EDUCAUSE Connect

The ECAR Research Bulletin (pdf, 122 KB)


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