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Seminar: The Learning Management System: Adapt or Disappear – Nov 22

Speaker : Dr Iain Doherty, Director of EPSU, CETL
Date : November 22, 2012 (Thursday)
Time : 12:45pm – 2pm
Venue : Room 322, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU


The Learning Management System is coming under increasing criticism as a teaching and learning tool. In particular, critical voices talk about: content and interactions that are restricted to registered users, the lack of user control, the lack of user authoring tools and the prevalence of alternative applications and services that align much more readily with the ethos of a Web 2.0 era. In this seminar I will critically discuss the Learning Management System as a teaching and learning tool and ask what the Learning Management System has to offer in an age that defines our students as networked life–long learners.

About the speaker

Dr Iain Doherty is the Director of e-learning Pedagogical Support Unit (EPSU), CETL.  He has over fifteen years of experience in the areas of education and technologies and was Director of the Learning Technology Unit, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland from 2004 -2011. He has a practice oriented research focus, has published extensively and remains “hands on” with technologies to ensure that his work is informed by a thorough working knowledge of technologies that might be used to enhance teaching and learning.

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