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“There’s no buy button for education.”Mike Sharkey, Apollo Group
The original design of the LMS was transactional and largelyadministrative in nature, hence the “M” in “LMS.” The function of thetraditional LMS is to simplify how learning is scheduled, deployed, andtracked as a means to organize curricula and manage learningmaterials.
“Unfortunately the large suppliers to the consumer market don’t have muchinterest in the special requirements of educational institutions … However,the educational segment is more than capable of guiding its owndestiny with respect to making digital resources ‘work’ for the needs oftheir stakeholders. By working together to solve this problem, institutionsreap huge savings by not becoming dependent on closed solutions.”- Dr. Rob Abel, Chief Executive of IMS Global (emphasis added)