Innovation through design: Alternative learning spaces and propriety learning management systems

Michael James KEPPELL

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006
EditorsElaine PEARSON, Paul BOHMAN
Place of PublicationChesapeake, VA
PublisherThe Association for Advancement of Computing in Education
Pages1397-1401
ISBN (Print)9781880094600
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Citation

Keppell, 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.

Keywords

  • Educational technology
  • Learning management systems
  • Professional development

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