Learning Management Systems to enhance learning in on-campus tertiary settings in Australia and Singapore

Anderson, Neil (2004) Learning Management Systems to enhance learning in on-campus tertiary settings in Australia and Singapore. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Technology ICET 2004, pp. 1-19. From: International Conference on Educational Technology ICET 2004, 9 -10 September 2004, Singapore.

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Abstract

This paper examines the definitions and descriptions of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and their characteristics. It then describes a blended model of on-campus and online delivery of courses in Australia and Singapore and examines some issues concerning advantages and disadvantages of LMS. Student feedback, survey data and a literature review inform an examination of issues such as ease of access, equity and the critical notion of 'social presence' in online spaces. Feedback was collected from public postings on the discussion board, online surveys, email communications and paper based surveys. This involved 495 students across three subjects in an Australian teacher pre-service preparation undergraduate course and one subject from a Singapore based Master of Education subject. This work highlights the need for clearer international definitions of LMS along with making recommendations about increasing the effectiveness of these systems through developing 'social presence'.

Item ID: 7626
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: educational technology; learning management systems; on-campus; tertiary education
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Conference theme "Evolving Technologies In Education - Enhancing Teaching and Learning"

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Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2010 05:30
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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