Session 2: The Retreat from Web 2.0 and the Conquest of the LMS

Lecturer: Jay Hurvitz

Date: May 14, 2020, 9:00PM – 10:30PM – Israel time

This session will examine why the promise of knowledge sharing in the classroom and the access to unlimited sources of information that the WWW offered ultimately had only very limited influence on how teachers teach and how classrooms operate. It will suggest that the LMS was understood by school administrators as a classroom in the cloud, but still little more than a traditional classroom.
Jay Hurvitz – The MOFET Institute, Israel ​

Jay Hurvitz has been intimately involved in the Israeli educational internet since the 1990s when he worked on some of the very first online courses in Hebrew. He has worked in the Ministry of Education in “New Educational Environments” and was a digital instructional designer before he knew there was such a term. He blogs extensively (in Hebrew) at Internet and Education.