LMS on HEI project

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LMS on HEI project

  1. 1. Learning Management Systems (LMS) usage on Higher Education Institutions (HEI)<br />13th Conference2009<br />Marrakech, Marroco<br />
  2. 2. Considerations on Learning Management Systems (LMS)<br />First Phase<br /><ul><li> Study Design
  3. 3. Data Collection
  4. 4. Results of the survey</li></ul>Future of the project<br />2<br />Agenda<br />ROB / ALA<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  5. 5. The term LMS is used to describe different educational computer applications.<br /> (Watson & Watson, 2007)<br />“Software systems designed to support student learning.”<br /> (Ellis & Calvo, 2007)<br />“An LMS employs a range of information and communication technologies to offer an online platform over the Internet, where a whole course can be planned, facilitated and managed by both the teacher and the learner.” <br /> (Wang & Chen, 2009)<br />3<br />ConsiderationsonLearningManagementSystems<br />9-10 November 2009<br />ROB / ALA<br />
  6. 6. 4<br />LMS mainfunctionsand standards<br /><ul><li> Video conferencing
  7. 7. Adhesion to standards (SCORM and AICC)
  8. 8. Text chat
  9. 9. Whiteboard and synchronous document sharing
  10. 10. Allows to submit work assignments electronically
  11. 11. (…)
  12. 12. Learning material management
  13. 13. Discussion forums
  14. 14. Group emailing
  15. 15. Audio conferencing
  16. 16. Grades and teachers feedback to students</li></ul>ROB / ALA<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  17. 17. 5<br />LMS usageon HEI<br />ROB / ALA<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  18. 18. From 1997 until 1999 used ExamMaker.<br />Between 1999 and 2001 used<br />Since 2002 are using and since 2003<br />Institutions adapt to the best that the market offers.<br />6<br />The Humboldt State University Case (Bradley et al., 2007)<br />ROB / ALA<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  19. 19. Motivation for the study<br />ROB / ALA<br />7<br />How LMS are being used<br /> Which are the most adopted <br />Is there a country adoption standard<br />Which are the countries that use it more <br />The need to know and understand LMS adoption and usage on HEI.<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  20. 20. Project Main Goal<br />ROB / ALA<br />8<br />To find out:<br /> The reasons why a LMS is used;<br /> Which are the scientific areas with the highest utilization rates;<br /> The gender and age with the highest utilizations rates;<br />How a LMS is being used;<br />…<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  21. 21. ROB / ALA<br />9<br />By developing:<br /> Comparative studies between several LMS platforms;<br /> Comparative studies between the observed countries.<br /> Evaluating the level of utilization of the platforms.<br />Project Main Goal<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  22. 22. 1st Phase: Study Design<br />ROB / ALA<br />10<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  23. 23. Reasons for a (small) Survey<br />ROB / ALA<br />11<br />To find out partners for this project, theirs geographical locations, and an overview of the most used LMS;<br /> “Results indicate that on average a low-involvement person reads only the first two questions of a survey and completes the rest of the survey without reading the remaining questions”. (Sparks et al., 2006)<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  24. 24. Spreading the survey<br />ROB / ALA<br />12<br /> Emails to several mailing lists of international associations;<br />International Offices – to involve other scientific fields;<br />E-mail to the respondents acknowledging the collaboration, and asking them to spread the survey.<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  25. 25. 13<br />Survey Analysis<br /><ul><li>51 Respondents
  26. 26. 42 Interested in being part of the study
  27. 27. 19 Different Countries
  28. 28. 5 Continents</li></ul>ROB / ALA<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  29. 29. 14<br />Survey Analysis<br />ROB / ALA<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  30. 30. Others referred LMS: <br />METU Online, High Learn, Formare, Learning Space, First Class, Dokeos, Class Fronter, KEWL.<br />Some respondents use custom made LMS (Burlea & Burdescu, 2009). <br />14 of those HEI are using more than one LMS. <br />One HEI is using 4 different LMS.<br />15<br />SurveyAnalysis<br />ROB / ALA<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  31. 31. Severalstudies evaluating tools to compare their functionalities (Arh & Blazic, 2007; Uzunboylu et al., 2006)<br />Lack of research regarding the usage level of the LMS on HEI.<br />Proprietary and open source LMS provide several functionalities but only a few are adopted, either by teachers or by students.<br />16<br />Final Remarks<br />ROB / ALA<br />9-10 November 2009<br />
  32. 32. Understand the usage level of LMS by:<br />Developing a common framework;<br />Evaluating the usage level of the different LMS;<br />Finding if there is any proposed model for evaluate LMS usage and if it fits our goals.<br />17<br />FutureWork<br />ROB / ALA<br />9-10 November 2009<br />

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