LMS not lifelong
Posted September 1, 2011on:
I have written before that I generally do not favour LMS because they are closed systems. When you are done with a course, you are DONE with it. You do not have access to it later.
Providers of LMS will say that it is up to a systems administrator to make those course available. That is true. But that belies the fact you have to flush the courses out because a) you need to make space for new courses, and b) users don’t want to see long course lists on their pages.
If you want to nurture lifelong learners, you need lifelong resources. Content and resources locked in LMS are not lifelong resources.
Resources created, curated and/or shared in more open platforms like blogs, wikis and social bookmarks are.