The power of e-learning is to vast and enthusiastic to be used only locally, so it tends to spill over into other areas. The pedagogical, political, technical and economical arguments that encompass e-learning are all reflected in the choice, deployment and development of a VLMS in an institution.
SEEU - 8000 sts, full time & part – time sts. undergraduate graduate, etc.
“ Institutions that have a large amount of learning content that they want to use in several courses and various formats may need a Learning Content Management System.
Less expensive due to no needs for licenses. In few years it costs less than one license per year.
Uservoice is a service for community-based collection and prioritization of bugs and feature requests
Lejla A. Bexheti - eLearningCentre SEE University
Current Views On E-learning
LMS Development Project/ MotivationE-learning is usually accepted as a powerful and importantaddition to traditional educational programs and LMSs are thekey tools that sustain these new educational approaches.In many cases the traditional LMSs are short of flexibility neededfor implementing innovative educational models or simply forimplementing e-learning strategies of a certain institution.The current web 2.0 technologies give lot of opportunities fordesign and development of LMS tailored to an institution needsand user preferences.
Learning Management System “LMS is an environment where developers can create, store, reuse, manage and deliver learning content from a central object repository, usually a database”
LMS Development Project/ GoalsExplore the strengths and limitations of online learningmanagement systems in generalDesign a LMS that would be in line with the current trends andtechnologiesDesign a model of a LMS, flexible and adaptable to institutionalneeds based on users’ experiences
The Approaches To Learning Management System Functionality
LMS SolutionsCommercial limitations: price,closed for future developmentOpen source limitations: support, integration (pre-defined business logic)In house Development and its advantages Design according to our needs Successful integration with the existing e-systems from our university (schedule system, e-service…) Availability of the source code for future development Modular approach allows easy upgrade in near future Switching between databases In house support Less expensive
Libri’s Is Designed To Comply With The Following Principles:Open architecture – support of established industry standards, especially to allow addition of future modules (modular approach);Scalability – so the technical infrastructure can grow in audience size and sophistication; add to the system without compromising its performance – or having to switch to a new one;Global potential reach – so that e-learning would serve the largest base of end-users, with both synchronous and asynchronous distance delivery;Integration - seamless front-end and back-end connection to University’s resources;Flexible – open to emerging new technologies and use of new best practices; it presents dynamic and customizable content to the user;Extensible – easily add new functions and features as they become available;
Simplified University Network Schema AndInfrastructure Architecture For A LMS Solution
Usability StudyPilot projectA six month pilot project was released which included a carefully selected group of students and instructors.The target groups were computer science students and instructors that were involved with the research project (as developers and contributors).During this phase five pilot courses used a pre release beta quality version of the new system. Participants were encouraged to use the system as they would use the old LMS.Evaluators (in this case LMS developers) took notes of their actions, and every action was automatically logged for further analysis.A selected group of these target users were later interviewed in order to capture their impressions with the system.
Usability StudyFeedback ( Uservoice)A feedback system using UserVoice helped participants to communicate with the development team, report concerns, bugs or even request new features.Students and instructors used the feedback system as an opportunity to express all their thoughts and ideas regarding the system.This feedback helped us to quickly identify any problem with the system, ability to identify new requirements and understand what features of the system are less popular.
A Level-model For Assessing The LMS Usage Among Staff Level 4 •sharing knowledge •co-developing Level 3 •Quiz •Pool •Survey Level 2 •E-mail •Discussion Forum •Chat Level 1 •Upload Learning Contents •Download Learning Contents •Submitting assignments Level 0o Level 0 LMS use •No LMS Use