Just a few years after Tim Berners Lee invented it, the World Wide Web became ubiquitous in our daily lives and made many new applications of networked computer technology possible. One of these technologies, the learning management system (LMS), has been a staple in business, academia, and government since the mid-1990s. Over the last decade, advances in technology, changing workforce demographics, and the emergence of instructional design models that are more social, experiential, adaptive, and gamified have raised the question, is the LMS is still relevant?

Over the years, I have read many articles and blog posts declaring the imminent death of the LMS. The usual argument is that the LMS has not kept up with the times in which ...

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