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Title: The use of learning management systems: A Longitudinal Case Study
Authors: Garrote Jurado, Ramon
Pettersson, Tomas
Department: University of Borås. Centre for Learning and Teaching
Issue Date: 2011
Journal Title: E-learning and education
ISSN: 1860-7470
Volume: 8
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::Pedagogy::Pedagogy
Subject categories::Social Sciences::Social Sciences
Area of Research: Engineering Education
Higher Education
Strategic Research Area: Teacher education and education work
Abstract: In this article the use of Learning Management Systems (LMS) at the School of Engineering, University of Borås, in the year 2004 and the academic year 2009-2010 is investigated. The tools in the LMS were classified into four groups (tools for distribution, tools for communication, tools for interaction and tools for course administration) and the pattern of use was analyzed. The preliminary interpretation of the results was discussed with a group of teachers from the School of Engineering with long experience of using LMS. High expectations about LMS as a tool to facilitate flexible education, student centered methods and the creation of an effective learning environment is abundant in the literature. This study, however, shows that in most of the surveyed courses the available LMS is predominantly used to distribute documents to students. The authors argue that a more elaborate use of LMS and a transformation of pedagogical practices towards social constructivist, learner centered procedures should be treated as an integrated process of professional development.
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