An Argument for Clarity: What are Learning Management Systems, What are They Not, and What Should They Become?

  title={An Argument for Clarity: What are Learning Management Systems, What are They Not, and What Should They Become?},
  author={William R. Watson and Sunnie Lee Watson},
TechTrends • March/April 2007 Volume 51, Number 2 The application of computers to education has a history dating back to the 1950s, well before the pervasive spread of personal computers (Reiser, 1987). With a mature history and varying approaches to utilizing computers for education, a veritable alphabet soup of terms and acronyms related to computers in education have found their way into the literature, most of them non-standardized. Learning Management System (LMS) is one approach to the… Expand
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