Learning Management System
When I first read the title Learning Management System, I was unsure as to what this tool was about. But from further investigations I have come to the understanding that there are two types; proprietary LMS for example Blackboard and open sources LMS for example Moodle.
A learning management system (LMS) is software for delivering, tracking and managing training/education. LMSs range from systems for managing training/educational records to software for distributing courses over the Internet and offering features for online collaboration (Wikipedia, 2009).
I believe both as a uni student and future learning manager this is a great tool to have as it is web based and allows access to learning content wherever you are (Wikipedia, 2009). This tool fits great with Oliver’s learning design framework as it is an effective platform to ensure student success and to enhance their learning in a futures orientated way (AusInfo, 2003).
AusInfo. (2003). The Learning Design Construct. Retrieved August 1st, 2009, http://www.learningdesigns.uow.edu.au/project/learn_design.htm
Wikipedia. (2009). Learning Management System. Retrieved August 1st from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_management_system