Thanks to Jan Postonday for this TwitPic photo:
I linked to Dr. Chuck’s Keynote slides in a posting several weeks ago. True to form his talk is generating plenty of dialogue here at Notre Dame concerning vision and architecture for an LMS replacement. How exactly does the present day LMS morph to become that next ‘system’ or ‘glue’ or ‘portal’ for all the things teaching and learning requires, for all those fun Web 2.0 cloud apps?
Is Blackboard ready for the death of the LMS as we know it?
Is Sakai still listening to Dr. Chuck? Is Sakai 3 the holy grail?
Who is more agile, robust, visionary, and capable of delivering? Can an old-school vendor-purchasing institution join the world’s largest software development committee and get what they need?
I shudder at some of the consensus-driven bodies I’ve been apart of, remembering what my Mother taught me, “You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people, all of the time.”
Let’s hope Sakai or Blackboard (or Moodle?) pleases Notre Dame because other pickin’s are getting slim.