If [That One Learning Management System] is So Bad, Why Do Schools Keep Buying It?

On more than one occasion we’ve posted about learning platforms that are too clunky and complicated for schools to see a high adoption rate. I find that I’m frequently talking - or writing - about the “monolithic LMSes” that schools end up with, only to see a plummeting adoption rate shortly after they implement their tech school-wide.

It occurred to me that there’s some logic to work through here. If other platforms are as bad as we say - or as bad as their adoption rates indicate - why do schools buy them? Why are they still in business? It would stand to reason that if a product was that unusable, supply and demand would do it’s thing.

Right? Wrong.

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