The Future of the Learning Management System in the Virtual University

Stephen Marshall, Michael Sankey

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    The single system model of an LMS, reflecting a relatively passive use of digital technologies, is increasingly out of step in the rapidly evolving global higher education environment. This proposes a model that moves from a single systems conception of the LMS to one informed by concepts of learning ecosystems and platforms. We define the LMS and the scope of its functions in order to frame how it might evolve in the future. A conception of the LMS as a learning platform is presented drawing on the successful models used by large Internet companies to provide an infrastructure designed to support change through innovation at the boundary while also ensuring it remains manageable at its core and operates in a way that is aligned to the strategic objectives of the university.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTechnology-Enhanced Learning and the Virtual University
    EditorsMichael David Sankey, Henk Huijser, Rachel Fitzgerald
    PublisherSpringer Singapore
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Electronic)2522-5634
    ISBN (Print)2522-5626
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Jun 2023

    Publication series

    NameUniversity Development and Administration
    ISSN (Print)2522-5626
    ISSN (Electronic)2522-5634


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