PowerPoint Lecture 4 - Utah State OpenCourseWare

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Learning Management
Systems
INST 5240
Mimi Recker
Utah State University
Learning management
systems
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ACADEMIC:
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ENTERPRISE:
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WebCT
BlackBoard
Syllabase
IBM LearningSpace
Saba
YNotLearn
Others?
What do they offer?
Overview
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Advantages and disadvantages
Levels of LMS
Key features
Issues and considerations
Standards
A guided tour
Key Features:
Instructor / Designer
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Integrated design
Seamless bulk upload and download
Share across LMS
Edit, comment, track changes
Student tracking and grading
Assessment management
Collaborative teaching
Others?
Key Features:
Learner
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Syllabus
Calendar
Communication
Collaboration
Grade book
Content
Assessment
Drop box
Others?
Levels of LMS
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Access to online catalog, schedule and
registration (e.g., www.usu.edu) -management
In-depth course websites that augment
learning and course management -teaching
Integrated LMS (content, registration,
grades, program of study, catalog …) -online learning
Issues (1)
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Evaluation of LMS?
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Integrate with existing systems?
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Registration, course catalog, grade databases,
content servers
Integrate with e-commerce?
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Does LMS help students, faculty, staff?
Content, interaction, assessment ..
Textbook publishers, digital libraries …
Standards compatibility?
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Exchange content and learner info between LMS
Issues (2)
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Management/technical issues
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Faculty and student development
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Training, curriculum development, support
Security issues
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Who manages LMS? Platform, cost, technical
competency required ...
Implications for access, testing ...
Policy issues
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Policies for grades, credits, class lists, privacy
E-learning Standards
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Share content (‘learning objects’) across
LMS
Share learner information across LMS
Requires standard descriptions and
interoperability specifications
Standard bodies: OKI, SCORM, LTSC
How to describe learning objects?
How to describe learners?
====> metadata
IEEE LTSC LO Standard
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Specifies syntax and semantics of learning
object
LO categories, 84 fields:
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General (title, description, language)
Lifecycle (version, date)
Meta-metadata (contributor, date)
Technical (format, size)
Educational (interactivity type/level, age…)
Rights (cost, copyright)
Relation
Annotation
Classification
see nsdl.org
IEEE LTSC PAPI Standard
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Specifies syntax and semantics of learner
model, which characterizes a learner and
his/her knowledge/abilities
Learner categories:
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personal information
relations information
security information
preference information
performance information
portfolio information