May 242012

+Lisa M Lane writes about how the LMS can be an important piece, among others. to support learning. I agree. As teachers, we tend to use what works in real-life situations, and generally that means a combination of different approaches, strategies, resources, etc. that make sense in that particular situation. Learning is messy, but so is teaching.

Finding myself arguing social benefits of an LMS was a sobering experience. It happened tonight in a COOLCast featuring Bon Stewart, who had mentioned that she prefers networks to systems like Moodle because the students can find each other. I shared my story of discovering students finding each other using Moodle Messages. Then I actually argued that some students might feel more comfortable contacting each other inside an LMS, where there is a …

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