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Classification of the features in learning management systems
University of Borås, Centrum för lärande och undervisning.
2014 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A Learning Management System (LMS) can be analyzed by sorting the features into four groups; tools for distribution, tools for communication, tools for interaction and tools for course administration. This classification was used for the first time when the use of LMS at the School of Engineering, University of Borås, in the year 2004 and the academic year 2009-2010 was investigated. The results from this longitudinal investigation confirmed the suspicion that lecturers used the available LMS predominantly to distribute documents to students, and that the pattern of use did not change over time. In this article the authors asserts that this classification is necessary to convincingly demonstrate the pattern of use and to analyze the pedagogical application of an LMS. The classification system works regardless of what brand of LMS is used, and it allows the connection between educational procedures and features in the LMS to be analyzed. Today, platforms, similar to a LMS are used in industry and government to handle information, staff development and internal communication. The possibility to analyze the use of such platforms may have beneficial effects on society beyond and outside universities.

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XVII Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture, Havana City, Cuba, Nov 24th - 28 , 2014.
Keyword [en]
ICT, Pedagogy, Engineering Education, E-learning, Logistic, Higher Education, Learning Management Systems, Engineering Education
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Teacher Education and Education Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7254Local ID: 2320/14380ISBN: 978-959-261-467-3OAI: diva2:887965
XVII Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture, Havana City, Cuba, Nov 24th - 28
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