LMS 3.0 supports many ideals: openness, shifting toward "learning solutions ecosystems", teachers as "architects" as opposed to "managers", social networking, collective resources, outcome measurement, rich and timely feedback, interoperability, relevancy and engagement.
While D2L feels controlled and controlling...*managed*...I can't really imagine what LMS 3.0 would actually look like. Could all these ideals be incorporated into the design of a "learning architect" using non-LMS tools.
What other name could we assign to open non-LMS programs so they could really re-invent themselves as flexible, open learning environments designed by a teaching and learning architect?
Exciting times :)
A Post LMS World , by Louis Pugliese
January 23, 2012
Source: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR)