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Higher Education Institutions and Learning Management Systems

Book Description

E-learning plays a significant role in education, and its importance increases day by day. Learning environments can take a myriad of distinct forms. Learning management systems (LMS) have emerged as an important platform to support effective learning environments. Learning management systems are used throughout higher education institutions (HEI) and the need to know and understand its adoption and usage arises. However, there is a lack of information about how LMS are being used, which are the most adopted, whether there is a country adoption standard and which countries use more LMS. Higher Education Institutions and Learning Management Systems: Adoption and Standardization provides insights concerning the use of learning management systems in higher education institutions and aims to increase understanding of LMS adoption and usage, providing relevant academic work, empirical research findings and an overview of LMS usage in higher education institutions all over the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. Book Structure
    2. References
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Generalities and Perspectives
    1. Chapter 1: General Perspective in Learning Management Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. eLearning Roots
      4. CIRCLE OF FOCUS
      5. Information Communication Technology (ICT)
      6. Information Communication Technology and Learning Management Systems
      7. Components of a Learning Management System
      8. Learning Management System Stakeholders
      9. Models of Learning Management Systems
      10. Pedagogical Constructs
      11. Pedagogical Strategies
      12. Pedagogical Tools
      13. Future Reseach Dirctions
      14. Conclusion
      15. References
      16. additional reading
      17. Key Terms and Definitions
    2. Chapter 2: Knowledge Sharing in a Learning Management System Environment Using Social Awareness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND TO THE RESEARCH PROBLEM
      4. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
      5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      6. KNOWLEDG SHARING IN A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT USING SOCIAL AWARENESS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. Key Terms and Definitions
    3. Chapter 3: Learning2.0
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PREVIOUS RESEARCH
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      6. Group Project
      7. Instructors Results
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. Additional Reading
      12. Key Terms and Definitions
  9. Section 2: Implementing and Evaluating
    1. Chapter 4: Evaluations of Online Learning Activities Based on LMS Logs
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS
      4. VARIOUS LEVELS OF ANALYSIS
      5. REFINING OUR eLEARNING STRATEGIES
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. Key Terms and Definitions
    2. Chapter 5: ANGEL Mining
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DATA MINING ANGEL DATA
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. References
      8. Additional Reading
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. Appendix A: Association Mining Rules
    3. Chapter 6: Critical Factors Influencing Instructors' Acceptance and Use of Learning Management Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. Instructors' LMS ACCEPTANCE AND USAGE Framework
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. DATA ANALYSIS & RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION & CONCLUSION
      8. Acknowledgment
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. Key Terms and Definitions
  10. Section 3: Trends and Challenges
    1. Chapter 7: A Comparative Study on LMS Interoperability
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LMS EVOLUTION
      4. COMPARISON FRAMEWORK
      5. LEARNING CONTENT MANAGEMENT FACET
      6. ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT FACET
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 8: Mobile Learning Management Systems in Higher Education
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. THE MOBILE MOODLE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. Conclusion
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. Key Terms and Definitions
    3. Chapter 9: Enhancing Electronic Examinations through Advanced Multiple-Choice Questionnaires
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. COMPARISON OF CONSTRUCTED-RESPONSES QUESTIONS AND PAIRED MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. Conclusion
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. Key Terms and Definitions
    4. Chapter 10: Disability Standards and Guidelines for Learning Management Systems
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LMS AND ACCESSIBILITY
      5. CASE STUDY: EVALUATION OF ACCESSIBILITY IN MOODLE LMS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. Key Terms and Definitions
      12. Endnotes
      13. Appendix 1: Table 2 with Summary of Expert and User Evaluations
    5. Chapter 11: The Technological Advancement of LMS Systems and E-Content Software
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EXPERIENCE
      4. THE EXTENSION OF LMS
      5. QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR TRAINING PROCESS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. Key Terms and Definitions
  11. Section 4: Case Studies
    1. Chapter 12: Differences in Internet and LMS Usage A Case Study in Higher Education
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. State of The Art
      4. DATA ANALYSIS
      5. RESULTS DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. Endnotes
    2. Chapter 13: LMS Adoption at the University of Genova
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. Ten Years of Experience
      5. CASE STUDY: AULAWEB AND WEL FOR THE COMPUTER SCIENCE CURRICULA
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. Key Terms and Definitions
      10. Endnotes
    3. Chapter 14: Effective Use of E-Learning for Improving Students' Skills
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODS
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. Key Terms and Definitions
    4. Chapter 15: Strategies of LMS Implementation at German Universities
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TWO APPROACHES OF LMS IMPLEMENTATION IN GERMAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
      4. SERVICES AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT
      5. CASE-STUDIES
      6. THE CASE STUDY UNIVERSITIES: AN OVERVIEW
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. OUTLOOK
      9. REFERENCES
      10. Additional Reading
      11. Endnotes
      12. Explanation of Key Terms
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors