An interesting article by Christian Dalsgaard on the difference between LMSs and the more decentralized PLE/social software approach. In discussing why we use monolothic LMSs, Dalsgaard says:
- "This means that a management system [LMS] aims primarily at teachers and administrators whereas it does not support the self-governed, problem-based and collaborative work of students."
- "As stated, learning cannot be managed. Learning can, however, be facilitated. The educational potential of social software is to facilitate self-governed, problem-based and collaborative activities by supplying students with loosely joined personal tools for independent construction, and by engaging them in social networks."