Open Source and the NGDLE

Key Takeaways

  • Almost since the learning management system was established as a product category, there have been those who have chafed at its boundaries and constraints.
  • If the transformation to an NGDLE implies a disaggregation of the "services formerly known as the LMS," in order to effect their more flexible recomposition, factors other than technical feasibility and pedagogical desirability come into play.
  • Participation in a diverse community, coupled with the natural affordances for customization provided by open-source software, creates rich soil for innovation and problem solving.

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Publshed in the Educause Review, September 11, 2017
by David Ackerman and Ian Dolphin