Learning Management
System:
Teaching and Learning in
an Online Environment
Prof. Preeti Mahajan
Rupak Chakravarty
Dept. of Library & Inf. Science
Panjab University, Chandigarh
Learning Management System:
A Learning Management System (LMS) is
a set of software tools designed to
manage user learning interventions
including online, virtual classroom, and
instructor-led courses.
web-based and facilitate "anytime, any
place, any pace" access to learning
content and administration.
Learning Management System:
commercially developed and restrict
access to their source code, free and
open-source models do exist.
Commercial systems (Blackboard, WebCT,
eCollege, and Desire2Learn)
Open source (Moodle, Sakai, Segue, and
Coursework).
Learning Management System:
can be used to totally or partially replace
face-to-face teaching.
The focus of an LMS is to manage
learners, keeping track of their progress
and performance across all types of
training activities.
Learning Management System:
The virtual learning environment used
by universities and colleges allow
instructors to manage their courses
and exchange information with
students.
Learning Management System:
• Learner self-service (self-registration on
instructor-led training)
• training workflow (user notification,
manager approval, waitlist
management)
• provision of on-line learning (ComputerBased Training, read & understand)
Learning Management System:
• On-line assessment, management of
continuous professional education
(CPE)
• collaborative learning (application
sharing, discussion threads)
• training resource management
(instructors, facilities, equipment)
Learning Management System:
• Identifies people who need a particular
course and tells them how it fits into
their academic career, when it’s
available, how it’s available (classroom,
online, CD-ROM), etc.
• Once the learners complete a course,
the LMS can administer tests based on
proficiency requirements, report the test
results, and recommend next steps.
Learning Management System:
These are instrumental in assuring that
organizations meet rigid certification
requirements,
can
simplify
global
certification efforts, enable entities to
align learning initiatives with strategic
goals, and provide a viable means of
enterprise-level skills management.
Learning Management System:
Helps educators create effective online
learning communities and create online
courses with opportunities for rich
interaction.
Modular in construction and can readily
be extended by creating plugins for
specific new functionality.
Learning Management System:
Promotes collaboration, critical reflection,
etc, and is suitable for 100% online
classes as well as to supplement face-toface learning.
Simple, efficient, compatible, low-tech
browser interface and is easy to install.
MOODLE
In Moodle a teacher has full control over
all settings for a course, choice of course
formats such as by week, by topic or a
discussion-focussed
social
format,
course
themes,
facilitates
forums,
quizzes, glossaries, resources, surveys,
assignments, chats, workshops.
400,000 registered users, speaking over
75 languages in 193 countries.
Claroline
Allows teacher to write a course
description, publish documents in any
format, administer public and private
forums, develop learning paths, create
groups of students, prepare online
exercises, publish announcements
Translated into 35 languages.
OLAT - The Open Source LMS
Multilingual online translation tool having
flexible course system.
Offers wikis, single pages with integrated
WYSIWYG HTML editor, forums and "file
dialog" element to discuss papers,
questionnaire for course evaluations, etc.
EFront
Offers a wide range of features from content
creation, test builder, project management,
extended statistics, internal messaging system,
forum, chat, surveys User management
Lessons, Courses and Categories
management, Files management, Exam
builders, Assignments builders,
Communication tools (Forum, Chat, Calendar,
Glossary), Progress tracking, Authentication
methods, Enrollment methods, Certifications,
Reports generators, Modules management,
Payment integration and more.
Fle3 > Future Learning
Environment
Supports learner and group centered work
that concentrates on creating and
developing expressions of knowledge.
Easy to localize to different languages.
Fle3 WebTops can be used by teachers
and students to store different items,
organize them to folders and share them
with others.
KEWL.nextgen:
Two main versions of KEWL- KEWL.NextGen and
KEWL 3.0.
Features includes Communication ( Forums, Blog,
Podcast, etc), Content ( Content management,
Instructional Design, file uploads, timelines, Google
Maps, RSS feeds, Wiki), Assessment (Quizzes,
podcasts, blogs, essays, etc,) and Other features ( a
full online survey capability, muti-language support,
GUI management tools, Flexible configuration options
at the level of site and course).
Supports full range of educational options from
simple delivery and summative assessment through
approaches such as problem-based learning.
Brihaspati:
Platform independent, highly scalable
content delivery tool for webbased
elearning system.
It supports multiple GUI languages
including English, Hindi, French, Urdu,
Bangla and Marathi.
Can be used to deploy elearning content
for off-campus self as well as mentored
learning.
Brihaspati:
Enables instructors to enhance on-campus
learning by sharing course materials, having
class discussions, and making assessments on
the web.
Can upload/publish content material in any
format directly to the course.
Can manage students’ details in his own
course, including addition, deletion and
modifications.
Brihaspati:
They can also take backup of the course
material and can create module wise
question bank of various types (true/false,
short type and multiple type).
Online tests can also be conducted by the
instructor. The users can communicate
online through chat and whiteboard.
Learning
System:
WhatManagement
has to be done:
Learning
management
systems,
particularly open-source ones, have a
crucial role in bridging the digital divide.
To maximize their benefits, the higher
education institutions in other countries
must integrate them with their web sites,
portals,
library
catalogs,
learning
repositories, instant messaging, etc.
Learning
System:
WhatManagement
has to be done
Universities and other institutions of
higher learning in India can adopt the
open source LMS which are considered to
meet the qualities of the commercial ones
including Blackboard, WebCT, etc.
Learning
System:
WhatManagement
has to be done?
The Universities in India can hence,
effectively materialize the model of
coordination-based LMS which would
contribute to their excellence.
However, it must not occur at the cost of
detaching
universities
from
their
organizational goals.
Thank you
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