Any color you like, as long as it’s Blackboard®

Dron, Jon (2006) Any color you like, as long as it’s Blackboard® In: E-learn 2006: world conference on e-learning in corporate government, healthcare and higher education, 13-17 Oct 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Learning management systems are ubiquitous in higher education, bringing many benefits to both learners and teachers. However, they have a darker side. Structure influences behavior, with the large and slow moving influencing the small and fast moving more than vice versa. In this paper it is argued that the structural and systemic features of Learning Management Systems and their uses in higher education may lead to the domination of the teacher and the learner by the system designers, the managers and the institution, an educational Fordism which may not always be in the best interests of the learner. Suggestions are made as to ways this dominance may be subverted and turned to advantage

Item Type: Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning management systems; higher education
Subjects: X000 Education > X300 Education Studies > X340 Academic studies in Tertiary Education
G000 Computing and Mathematical Sciences > G400 Computing
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Learning Technologies
Depositing User: Helen Webb
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2015 11:19

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