The administrators of HE institutional learner management systems are sometimes targeted and called all things bad with regard to the institutional systems. Even called a spoilt toddler who wants no-one to touch their toys?
- Why that one? – I don’t like the look and feel
- Why can I not use my own? I can manage it alone.
- Why not use social media platforms such as Google+ or Facebook, or Twitter? – This is where my students live.
Sometimes you feel like a parent who needs to guard children against that new funny boyfriend. When you lean too hard, they will sneak out and meet them in some obscure venue, or they will elope, or they will resist criticism as they see only love. I can remember the days when my parents tried to give guidance and then stayed to pick up the pieces after another failed experience.
What can you say but – try, (please use protection), be careful and remember we still love you.
Because it is a jungle out there!