What makes an LMS effective : a synthesis of current literature

Zanjani, Nastaran, Nykvist, Shaun S., & Shlomo, Geva (2013) What makes an LMS effective : a synthesis of current literature. In Proceedings of CSEDU 2013 – 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, SciTePress, Aachen, Germany, pp. 574-579.

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There is a growing number of organizations and universities now utilising e-learning practices in their teaching and learning programs. These systems have allowed for knowledge sharing and provide opportunities for users to have access to learning materials regardless of time and place. However, while the uptake of these systems is quite high, there is little research into the effectiveness of such systems, particularly in higher education. This paper investigates the methods that are used to study the effectiveness of e-learning systems and the factors that are critical for the success of a learning management system (LMS). Five major success categories are identified in this study and explained in depth. These are the teacher, student, LMS design, learning materials and external support.

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ID Code: 56863
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: elearning, learning management systems, higher education, lms, framework, HERN
ISBN: 978-989-8565-53-2
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
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