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Title: Barriers to a wider Implementation of LMS in Higher Education: a Swedish case study, 2006-2011
Authors: Garrote Jurado, Ramon
Department: University of Borås. Centre for Learning and Teaching
Issue Date: 24-Aug-2012
Journal Title: E-learning and education
Volume: 9
Publisher: Di P P - N R W
Media type: text
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Keywords: E-learning
Learning Management Systems
Engineering Education
Educational Technology
Subject Category: Subject categories::Social Sciences::Social Sciences::Pedagogy::Pedagogy
Subject categories::Social Sciences::Social Sciences::Pedagogical Work
Area of Research: Teacher education and education work
Strategic Research Area: none
Abstract: This article investigates barriers to a wider utilization of a Learning Management System (LMS). The study aims to identify the reasons why some tools in the LMS are rarely used, in spite of assertions that the learning experience and students’ performance can be improved by interaction and collaboration, facilitated by the LMS. Lecturers’ perceptions about the use of LMSs over the last four years at the School of Engineering, University of Borås were investigated. Seventeen lecturers who were interviewed in 2006 were interviewed again in 2011. The lecturers’ still use the LMS primarily for distribution of documents and course administration. The results indicate that their attitudes have not changed significantly. The apparent reluctance to utilize interactive features in the LMS is analyzed, by looking at the expected impact on the lecturers’ work situation. The author argues that the main barrier to a wider utilization of LMS is the lecturers’ fear of additional demands on their time. Hence, if educational institutions want a wider utilization of LMS, some kind of incentives for lecturers are needed, in addition to support and training.
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