The new unbundled, fee-for-service model for online program development is emerging, and it focuses on pedagogy as the driver for technology decisions rather than the other way around.Why would that be the case? The author does a good job of explaining it here:
Either adopting standard LMSs or working with OPMs whose very business model is based on reuse results in an online program having limited differentiation from its competitors.Now amongst us here, the reality is that the majority of value from OPM's comes from their expertise in marketing and recruiting, not pedagogy, instructional and curriculum design. From the piece, that area in particular - driving learning performance gains - is one major factor driving the unbundling opportunity. Bonus points! One hidden nugget:
...enrollments in online graduate programs are expected to surpass 30 percent of all graduate students
Unbundled online program model focuses on pedagogy as the driver for technology decisions rather than the other way around.