An Interactive Learning Management System: Special focus on United Institute of Technology, Coimbatore

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Learning management system has emerged from auxiliary role to critical one in higher education. Present college students are technologically perceptive and demand their faculty to use technology and …

Learning management system has emerged from auxiliary role to critical one in higher education. Present college students are technologically perceptive and demand their faculty to use technology and learning management systems. This paper explores the latest trends in this initiative and discusses the successful implementation of LMS in United Institute of Technology (UIT), Coimbatore. UIT persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to equip the students with knowledge, skills and character to become competent engineers by facilitating the dynamic Learning Management System. This paper focuses exclusively on open source learning management system and impact of LMS in academic performance of the students in UIT and their utilization the LMS technology. This paper also suggests how to improve teaching and learning functions to improve the performance and acquisition of knowledge by using Learning Management System.
Key words: Learning Management System, e-Learning, Virtual Learning, Moodle

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  • LMS Hosted in College official website.
  • User can access with their unique user name and password
  • LMS_ My Courses facilitate to view the course posted by tutor.

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  • 1. An Interactive Learning Management System: Special focus on United Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
    Presented by
    M.Prabhu, Librarian, UIT
    S. Chandragandhi, Asst. Librarian, UIT
  • 2. Learning Management System (LMS)
    Learning Management System is software application or web-based technology used to plan, implement, and access a specific learning process.
    A platform through which learning content is delivered and managed
    A combination of software tools that perform a variety of functions related to online and offline training
  • 3. LMS Features. . .
    100% browser based for the learners and the administrator-no-plug in required
    Three types of user registration: OPEN, APPROVED REQUIRED, and CLOSED
    Publish course materials and conduct courses
    Multilevel course catalogue
    Online reports
    Allow group learing
    Full support of SCROM 1.2, and SCROM 2004
  • 4. LMS Benefits. . .
    Developing and maintaining regular contact with the tutors and the learners, and interaction between tutors and learners
    Offering clarification and clearing queries posted by learners
    LMS facilitate 24/7 information sharing among tutors and learners
    Making comparative assessment of learner support provided by different tutors of the same course
  • 5. Open source software's for LMS
    Moodle : http://moodle.org
    Sakai :http://ww.sakaiporject.org
    Atutor :http://www.atutor.ca
    Claroline :http://www.claroline.net
    Doltrn :http://dotlrn.org
    Ilias :http://www.ilias.de/index.html
    KEWL :http://kngforge.uwc.ac.za
    OLAT http://olat.org/website/en/html/index/html
  • 6. Why to choose Moodle
    Moodle is open source
    Code is freely available on net. It’s freely download
    Global supports from enthusiasts and professionals
    It is customizable
    Similar to its commercial equivalents such us Blackboard, Angle, eCollege, and Desire2learn
  • 7. Modules of Moodlesbased on LMS
    i) Self – Paced Course
    ii) Discussion Group
    iii) Virtual Classroom
    iv) Database
    v) Lesson
    vi) Calendar
    vii) Web quests
    Vii) Quix… etc.,
  • 8. Implementation in United Institute of Technology (UIT), Coimbatore
    UIT persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to equip the students with knowledge, skills and character to become a competent engineers by facilitating the dynamic Learning management System.
    UIT successfully launched EKLUVYA Learning Management System on 10th October, 2009 in the presence of Dr. T. Kannadasan, Vice-Chancellor (Officiate), Anna university, Coimbatore.
  • 9. LMS @ UIT….
    LMS
    Web hosting
  • 10. LMS Log in….
  • 11. LMS-My courses…
  • 12. LMS-Central Library
  • 13. LMS-Quiz
  • 14. E-Book Reading…
  • 15. Lesson Plan…
  • 16. Reports….
  • 17. Grade points
  • 18. Activity Report
  • 19. Usage statistics
  • 20. Role of Libraries and Librarians on Building LMS
    To help the tutors in the development of collection (contents)
    In providing value added services
    Hyperlink the e-Resources with the library e – reference resources such as e-books and e-journals as well as with the web-based open-access resources
    Designing the integrated web portal to provide friendly access of scholarly e-resources with efficient browsing and research abilities.
    Organize e-literacy programs to develop e-learning information search skills
    acquisition of core e-collection, especially that is recommended by e-learning initiative
    Promotion of library e-services to the virtual e –learning community; and prompt
    document delivery and outreach services via electronic transmission & efficient helpful tools to support the instructor to create e-course.
    Facilitation of scholarly communication and virtual classroom collaboration.
  • 21. Conclusion
    The effect of the implementation of the LMS in UIT, showed that the Learning Management System has widely used and will continue to growing in UIT.
    It is not only limited online environment, but also hybrid and web-enhanced teaching and learning environment.
    LMS to facilitate interaction enhance learning abilities and support systematic learning, including problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills.
    Though LMS has been proven as beneficial to student learning environment.
    Moodle is sufficient and successful to deliver the lecture notes and interaction which exists in a “real” class room environment
  • 22. Questions….
  • 23. Thank you….