This paper examines the concept that proprietary learning management systems (LMS) do not necessarily stifle innovation and creativity. Propriety LMS systems such as Blackboard offer an effective means for enhancing teaching and learning in higher education settings. Four principles are examined to support this argument. Firstly, propriety LMS have enhanced the use of educational technology as they have provided the impetus for including senior management of institutions to be involved in the decision-making process of adopting technology. Secondly, the use of a propriety LMS provides professional development staff with an effective means of introducing changes to teaching and learning in higher education settings. Thirdly, alternative learning spaces can be effectively provided that do not constrain teaching and learning innovation. Fourthly, creative educational design can always limit the constraints of any propriety LMS. Copyright © 2006 The Association for Advancement of Computing in Education.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006|
|Editors||Elaine PEARSON, Paul BOHMAN|
|Place of Publication||Chesapeake, VA|
|Publisher||The Association for Advancement of Computing in Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
CitationKeppell, M. (2006). Innovation through design: Alternative learning spaces and propriety learning management systems. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006 (pp. 1397-1401). Chesapeake, VA: The Association for Advancement of Computing in Education.
- Educational technology
- Learning management systems
- Professional development