The resources below explore the relationship between conventional learning management systems and the growing role of open pedagogy. As originally conceived, the LMS operates at a course level, but new models of teaching and learning often call for educational activity to span multiple courses and several institutions. Central to promoting those kinds of learning models is rethinking or replacing the traditional LMS.
The "7 Things You Should Read About..." series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides a concise set of resources on emerging learning technologies meant to provide a quick understanding on the topic. You may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI publications page.