Documentation:Learning Environment/What do we Fear
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What do We Fear
- Meeting all needs
- Change in technology
- Being locked into a system that is not flexible
- Focus only on efficiency
- Commitment not there
- Resources for implementation
- Big idea but no support/buy in
- Change (people)
- Being driven by fiscal constraints vs teaching and learning practices/requirements
- Adaptive learning (also a hope)
- Publisher domination
- Content rights management
- Growth of publishers proprietary system
- Students not happy with the solution
- Collective agreement
- Student/faculty not buying in
- Inertia (OLFM & Faculty)
- Policy/privacy concerns
- Instructor constrains by the environment
- Student data FOI /POP
OL Production Team
- Closed system which is difficult to get large quantities of content into and very difficult to get content out in usable form
- Loose control over certain processes and with it remove any challenges (be asked to do the most mundane work)
- Very manual system with limited ability to have efficiency tools
- Not being able to retain students (frustration, dislike of new system).
- That a change wouldn’t be necessarily beneficial:
- Possibly hindering current learning styles and approaches for something new.
- Isolating a certain or current demographic by trying to reach a new one.
- Losing a useful feature or a certain functionality that students really like.
- Lack of support (or know how) from mandatory services such as IT.
- Certain courses may need to be drastically modified when switching from one LMS to another (ie. ones that rely heavily on tools available only in Blackboard).
- OLFM’s familiar with Blackboard may require significant additional support getting used to a new LMS.
- We may encounter unfamiliar issues that we do not know firsthand how to handle.
- Blackboard specific references may be overlooked when moving courses into a new LMS, causing confusion for students.
- Moving courses will be slow and tedious
- LMS will not be easy to learn, will not be intuitive
- Will not have adequate functionality to meet OLs needs
- Courses will be difficult to maintain
- LMS will be forced on us even if it is not accepted by the departments(s)