Derek Wenmoth has posted his take on the future online learning environment. Derek says he is working with the Ministry of Education on this one, so its a relief to see someone who seems to “get it” informing a Ministry in this way. I see the LMS still features in this future, but I’m pleased to see not only is that LMS not central to online learning, but that it might be an open source one.

Perhaps I’ll go a bit further into the future and stake claim in New Zealand to the idea that the LMS will dissolve from its role as a learning manager into more of a Student Management System (enrollments, assignments etc), while the learning moves more towards the original small pieces loosely joined idea, social networking software, and other communications technology such as the mobile.

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