LMS vs. Social Media debate [video]

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In this video, we debate if Learning Management System should be replaced by Social Networking Sites. Through our research, we were able to look at both sides of the argument. We hope you enjoy the video!


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2 thoughts on “LMS vs. Social Media debate [video]

  1. Hello Ladies,

    I really enjoyed watching your debate. I agree with you. Both LMS and Social media platforms have pros and cons, combining those two together in instructional design can help us focus on the pros of each solution.

    Great debate, thank you for sharing!

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