The term "Learning Management Systems" (LMS) is used to refer to software that aids in the learning process. LMS software usually includes course delivery software and related tools. The problem that I have is not with the concpet of LMSes themselves; rather it is with the term. Learning Management Systems. Conceptually, I don't think that learning, elearning or otherwise, is something that can (or should) be managed. The term 'management' has a control connotation, and as such, I don't think it fits with the objectives of learning at all. Tools should facilitate and enhance learning, not attempt to manage or control it. Some may accuse me of arguing semantics...and they would be correct. Semantics is important sometimes.