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The value of – and the need for – systems interoperability

From the start of the e-learning industry (which some date to the mainframe, green screen days of the 1960s but which everyone agrees was in full swing by the late 1980s), e-learning producers fell, roughly, into two categories: those that produced what came to be called authoring tools (the software needed to develop e-learning content) [...]

Google launches ‘cloud LMS’

Google has created an application experiment called CloudCourse. This is an open source learning platform, running under AppEngine, Google’s Cloud Based environment.  CloudCourse is being used internally at Google for several learning management system (LMS) type functions - from registration to classroom management. It is available as an Open Source codeset (available from http://tinyurl.com/3yqpqrs) and [...]

By | May 24th, 2010|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Time to re-think the LMS

The US-based e-learning commentator, Elliott Masie, has identified that learning management systems (LMSs) seem to becoming ‘stretched’ by having to accommodate learning via new technologies.   According to Masie: “Many organisations are celebrating their tenth – at least - anniversary with their LMS. While these systems have been updated and customised over the years, in [...]

By | April 29th, 2010|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

339 uses of a dead LMS

Recently, the US-based eLearning Guild published a free digital book called ‘339 Tips on the Implementation of an LMS or LCMS’. The book contains what its publishers claim to be ‘an amazing collection of tips from hundreds of your professional colleagues’.   Comment: Of course, an LMS and LCMS are increasingly important weapons in an [...]