What Makes an LMS Effective - A Synthesis of Current Literature

Nastaran Zanjani, Shaun Nykvist, Shlomo Geva


There is a growing number of organizations and universities now utilising e-learning practices in their teaching and learning programs. These systems have allowed for knowledge sharing and provide opportunities for users to have access to learning materials regardless of time and place. However, while the uptake of these systems is quite high, there is little research into the effectiveness of such systems, particularly in higher education. This paper investigates the methods that are used to study the effectiveness of e-learning systems and the factors that are critical for the success of a learning management system (LMS). Five major success categories are identified in this study and explained in depth. These are the teacher, student, LMS design, learning materials and external support.


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Paper Citation

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Zanjani N., Nykvist S. and Geva S. (2013). What Makes an LMS Effective - A Synthesis of Current Literature . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 574-579. DOI: 10.5220/0004384905740579

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author={Nastaran Zanjani and Shaun Nykvist and Shlomo Geva},
title={What Makes an LMS Effective - A Synthesis of Current Literature},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - What Makes an LMS Effective - A Synthesis of Current Literature
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
AU - Zanjani N.
AU - Nykvist S.
AU - Geva S.
PY - 2013
SP - 574
EP - 579
DO - 10.5220/0004384905740579