Online Social CommunityLearning Management System (SmartUMS)<br />Group Memnber:<br />Alice Wong, BK07110372<br />Pamela SiaJhongSiang, BK07110383<br />
SURVIVAL OF LMS AMONG THE POPULAR SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES<br />In University Malaysia Sabah, LMS or Smart UMS is a familiar online social community among the lecturers and students.<br />LMS provide easy access function which convenient to the user. <br />Easy access include some website that are related or useful for the student and lecturer.<br />UMS website, SMP portal, Library system, Beritaharian, Utusan online<br />
SURVIVAL OF LMS AMONG THE POPULAR SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES (cont…)<br />There are several modules that can use by students:<br />Assignment<br />Chats<br />Forums,Example<br />Glossaries<br />Quizzes, Example<br />Resources, Example<br />Lecturer can do:<br />Announcement<br />Post resources <br />Online quiz<br />
Problems of manually work<br />To get teaching material like lecturer notes, assignments, tutorial materials from lecturer directly is easy, but if the large number of student want to get lecturer notes from lecturer, the problems raised out.<br />Some lecturer make announcement on notice board in front of their room, if there is no student see it, then the problem comes out. <br />
Useful of LMS<br />By using LMS, lecturer just need to post all the materials and resources onto website and the students just need to login LMS to download all the lecturer’s notes.<br />Lecturer also can post the announcement onto website, then student who login LMS will see it and inform the others.<br />
CHALLENGE OF LMS<br />Free wireless (UMS-public) is not stable and not strength if using among large number of students at the same time. <br />Lag when downloading<br />Wireless not provided in whole UMS, which means hostel cannot access free internet access(UMS-public). <br />Hostel wireless have to pay<br />Not every block can detect wireless<br />Students need to bring laptop go school or library for online.<br />Students not active on forum functionality on LMS. <br />Public<br />Face-to-face discussion may better<br />
CurrentProblems…?<br />From the survey form, some SmartUMS’s problems been listed out as below:<br /> Uploading & Downloading…?<br /> Usage…?<br /> Features…?<br /> Update…?<br />
Uploading& Downloading<br />Based on research, some interviewers disclosethattheirlecturertoldthemhe or shefound out itisdifficult for them to upload the lecture notes or othersrelated information.<br />Eventheyupload the notes successfullybut theirstudentcan’tdownload the notes probably.<br />So isitupload files’ format problemor system’sproblem or either the user themselves’ problem…?<br />
Usage<br />Not all the lecturerfeelappriciate to use the SmartUMSfor theirteachingpurpose.<br />Whysomelecturer use other online social communitylikeyahoo group ratherthanSmartUMS?Do they not familiarwithSmartUMSor other online social community have the betterfeaturesthem?<br />
Features<br />SmartUMS’sfeatures have itsown ‘charming’. For an example: Forum feature, as we know that forum section take an important character in learningprogress. But SmartUMS’sforum’s area been limited in UMS.<br />Even the forum’stopicissuccessful but the topic been limited for UMS lecturer or stundentonly. <br />Otherfeatures in SmartUMSlike quiz section, linkage section alsocharacteristics for SmartUMS. Eventhough, quiz section isanothercharacteristc for SmartUMS but sometimethere have problemtoo. For an example, whilestudentdone the first page question and click the ‘Next Page’ button to answer the following questions but the system would not allow and submit the students’ half-doneanswer . So thesekind of problemswhoshouldresponesible for?<br />
Update<br />Based on the research, lecturerdisclosethattheyevencan’tfind the course code or nameinside the SmartUMSsotheycan’t do anything but just use other online social community for teachingpurpose.<br />This meanthat the system didn’tconcluded all the course code or name in the system sothat’swhymanylecturer force to use other online social community.<br />
Solution<br /><ul><li>There are toomanyfeatures in SmartUMS but are they all reallywillbeused by the system users? Are thoseunusedfeatureswill slow down the system’s performance?
How about add-in online chat corner likeFacebook to improve the characteristic of the system. When user log in the system theycan know whois in online statusthrough the chat list.
Another solution isimprove the system so the system canassign all the subjectsthat a studenttake for particularsemesterautomadically. This action not onlywillimprove the system’s performance but alsoincreaseitspopularitywithin UMS. </li></li></ul><li>Solution (cont…)<br /><ul><li>Is it possible to re-coding the system so the system can compatible with all kind of file’s format for solving the uploading / downloadingproblem.
Do somerepairs to the quiz section to slove the quiz’sansweringproblems.</li></li></ul><li>Survey’sresult in graph form<br />