Category Archives: LMS

Limitations of the LMS and External App Support

LMS I was administrator of of UofM’s LMS (D2L’s Brightspace) and I led the evaluation, selection and implementation of it. There are many issues with LMSs, but the issue at hand is the roles and requirements of the many stakeholders in … Continue reading

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I Would like to say Goodbye to the LMS

I would like to see closed, proprietary systems disappear, and by this I mean the LMS. The LMS’s deficiencies include: Not student centred, but centralized system used for administrative purposes Closed, proprietary systems that lock in student content and data Lack tools … Continue reading

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Meeting Maureen Mancuso

This afternoon I directed a video shoot at work: three interviews of the instructional team for the Senior University Administrators Course (SUAC) for Extended Education, University of Manitoba. One of the interviewees was Dr. Maureen Mancuso (former Provost and Vice-President Academic) Professor, Department of Political … Continue reading

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My media use in teaching and learning

A few of my uses of media in my teaching and learning. Text Textbooks, digital and physical Word Docs, PDFs and Google Docs: class notes, assignments, activities, course outlines, supplemental readings… Audio radio and podcasts for learning primarily while working on low … Continue reading

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Systems & UX

There’s a reason most people cannot learn or navigate through systems. They are not user centred nor really designed for user experience (UX). They’re not designed for humans. They are designed for enterprises, for purposes of management, security and to support business … Continue reading

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LMSs & Learning Outcomes

I have very extensive LMS experience. I’ve used three LMSs for course design, teaching and training, I’ve evaluated over 40 LMSs for academic use and human resources, implemented two LMSs (D2L and SharePoint LMS) and administrated two LMSs (Angel and … Continue reading

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WordPress for Online Teaching and Learning

I’ve been using WordPress professionally since January 2016 for website development in my current role in web communications. I also have experience using Drupal, another open source CMS, for web site development and as an LMS. Most of what I write … Continue reading

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Museum LMSs and MOOCs

I was hired at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights to 1) research, evaluate and recommend learning tools and technologies for online programming and 2) to implement and administer an LMS for online programs, both for external audiences (K-12 teachers, … Continue reading

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LMSs and Alternatives

The academic LMS appears to be here to stay. They are enterprise systems integrated with other systems that satisfy many administrative business for universities and colleges and they have invested heavily in them. Teaching and learning are tertiary to administrative … Continue reading

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LMS Satisfaction

In our discussions, the LMS has fallen short in terms of ease of use, and tools for engagement and collaboration. As it turns out, we’re not alone, these features and operations are the lowest ranked in terms of satisfaction among LMS users, … Continue reading

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