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Any color you like, as long as it’s Blackboard
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, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Learning management systems are ubiquitous in higher education, bringing many benefits to both learners and teachers. However, they have a darker side. Structure influences behavior, with the large and slow moving influencing the small and fast moving more than vice versa. In this paper it is argued that the structural and systemic features of Learning Management Systems and their uses in higher education may lead to the domination of the teacher and the learner by the system designers, the managers and the institution, an educational Fordism which may not always be in the best interests of the learner. Suggestions are made as to ways this dominance may be subverted and turned to advantage.

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Dron, J. (2006). Any color you like, as long as it’s Blackboard. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2772-2779). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 12, 2019 from .

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