Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design: Best Practices in Online Education

Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design: Best Practices in Online Education

Yefim Kats (Chestnut Hill College, USA)
Release Date: April, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 467
ISBN13: 9781466639300|ISBN10: 146663930X|EISBN13: 9781466639317|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3930-0


The technical resources, budgets, curriculum, and profile of the student body are all factors that play in implementing course design. Learning management systems administrate these aspects for the development of new methods for course delivery and corresponding instructional design.

Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design: Best Practices in Online Education provides an overview on the connection between learning management systems and the variety of instructional design models and methods of course delivery. This book is a useful source for administrators, faculty, instructional designers, course developers, and businesses interested in the technological solutions and methods of online education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Instructional Design
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Multimedia Tools
  • Online Course Delivery
  • Software implementation
  • Software Solutions
  • Standards for Online Teaching

Reviews and Testimonials

Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design is probably among the best books that were written so far on LMS and best practices in online education. As online education becomes a key player in modern education worldwide, it is important for educators and online institutions to familiarize themselves with the wealth of knowledge on the subject. Dr. Yefim Kats gathers in this book a variety of perspectives on this topic and creates a picture that is rich, detailed, and current all at once.

– Sigalit Ronen, Trident University International, USA

Kats (instructional technology, Chestnut Hill College) compiles 19 articles on learning management systems used in online education and the impact of instructional design. Using case studies, specialists in business, education, instructional technology, computer science, health care, and other areas from North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia show administrators, faculty, instructional designers, course developers, and others the learning management systems used in academia, such as Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and recent cloud-based systems; the process of system evaluation, selection, and implementation; and connecting service delivery quality and user satisfaction. They discuss software tools for supporting these systems, such as plagiarism detection tools, open-source free tools for computer science courses, tools for synchronous course delivery and support, the iPad, and Web 2.0 tools. They describe instructional design and practices, with discussion of the role of the instructor; learning theories, principles of instructional design, and learning management environments; providing personalized learning experiences; the use of blogs, social networking, Second Life, videoconferencing, and wireless technologies; and assignments and assignment types. They end with descriptions of educational techniques in logistics and supply chain management courses, learning management systems in early childhood education, and virtual tools in medical education. They do not cover learning management systems used for corporate training or related purposes

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
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Chapter 1
Anthony A. Piña
In this chapter, the reader is taken through a “big picture” view of learning management systems, with an emphasis on systems that are used in... Sample PDF
Learning Management Systems: A Look at the Big Picture
Chapter 2
Apostolos Koutropoulos
Educational technology goes hand-in-hand with pedagogy when it comes to teaching and learning. At the center of our collection of educational tools... Sample PDF
Learning Management System Evaluation and Selection: A Case Study of the University of Massachusetts System Methodology for the Learning Platform Review
Chapter 3
Sergey Butakov, Oleg Solodky, Bobby Swar
The main goal of this chapter is to share experience on implementing LMS in startup institutions in developing, emerging, and developed countries.... Sample PDF
LMS Implementation in Startup Institutions: Case Study of Three Projects
Chapter 4
Tawnya Means, Douglas Johnson, Randy Graff
In 2008-2009, the University of Florida (UF) undertook a process of selecting a new course management system (CMS) to replace the existing CMS. This... Sample PDF
Lessons Learned from a Course Management System Review at the University of Florida
Chapter 5
Ross Ian Vance, Beth Crawford
Utilization of a learning management system (LMS) to deploy web-based learning content creates opportunities to cross cultural boarders and... Sample PDF
Challenges of LMS Implementation in a Multi-Cultural Context
Chapter 6
Ahmed Younis Alsabawy, Aileen Cater-Steel, Jeffrey Soar
E-learning systems have received considerable attention from researchers, educational institutions, and organisations for their anticipated... Sample PDF
E-Learning Service Delivery Quality: A Determinant of User Satisfaction
Chapter 7
Sergey Butakov, Vladislav Shcherbinin, Vadim Diagilev, Alexander Tskhay
The main objectives of this chapter are to review available plagiarism detection tools, discuss the most popular software tools on the market and... Sample PDF
Embedding Plagiarism Detection Mechanisms into Learning Management Systems
Chapter 8
Vladimir V. Riabov
The author shares his experiences teaching various online computer-science courses (via the Blackboard™ and synchronous web conferencing tools)... Sample PDF
Tools and Methodologies for Teaching Online Computer-Science Courses in LMS Environment
Chapter 9
Clark Shah-Nelson
Instant messaging and text chat, online collaborative whiteboards, web conferencing and other synchronous Web 2.0 tools are increasingly finding... Sample PDF
Synchronous Tools in Support of Teaching and Learning
Chapter 10
Rebecca Curtin, Michael Tarnow
The introduction of user-friendly modern technology is significantly changing the traditional conduct of everyday life in all its manifestations... Sample PDF
Integrating iPad Technology in Learning Experiences: A Case Study of an iPad Pilot Project
Chapter 11
Ângelo Jesus, Maria João Gomes
The use of Web 2.0 technology is rapidly being integrated into undergraduate and graduate education, which dramatically influences the ways learners... Sample PDF
Web 2.0 Tools in Biomedical Education: Limitations and Possibilities
Chapter 12
Michael F. Beaudoin
In this era of student-centered, collaborative, constructivist learning, augmented by social networks and other virtual environments featuring... Sample PDF
The Evolving Role of the Instructor in the Digital Age
Chapter 13
Colleen S. Harris, David W. Rausch
This chapter is intended to inform practitioners and those who design curricula in online and hybrid-delivery programs, particularly at the graduate... Sample PDF
Leveraging Learning Theory and Learning Management Systems in Higher Education: The Critical Role of Instructor Facilitation
Chapter 14
Eileen O’Donnell, Mary Sharp, Vincent P. Wade, Liam O’Donnell
This book chapter reviews some of the challenges encountered by educators in creating personalised e-learning activities to suit students learning... Sample PDF
Challenges Encountered in Creating Personalised Learning Activities to Suit Students Learning Preferences
Chapter 15
Nory B. Jones, Christian Graham
Education continues to evolve to meet changing educational needs, budgetary pressures, and evolving lifestyles of different students. Distance and... Sample PDF
Practices and Tools in Online Course Delivery
Chapter 16
Melanie Shaw, Kelley Walters, Todd Kane, David Long
In this case study research, data were gathered from faculty and students who have online teaching or learning experience to determine the types of... Sample PDF
Online Course Activities: A Case Study of Assignments and Assessment Types
Chapter 17
Torsten Reiners, Lincoln C. Wood
This chapter will cover our current research concerning developing and trialling immersive environments as an innovative and authentic approach to... Sample PDF
Immersive Virtual Environments to Facilitate Authentic Education in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Chapter 18
Jim Prentzas, Theodosios Theodosiou
In this chapter, issues concerning the role of Learning Management Systems in early childhood education are discussed. To the best of the authors’... Sample PDF
The Role of Learning Management Systems in Early Childhood Education
Chapter 19
Jason H. Epstein, Andrew Goldberg, Marina Krol, Adam Levine
Technology has become ubiquitous throughout medical education. Currently there is a wide range of tools that can be used to supplement traditional... Sample PDF
Virtual Tools in Medical Education
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Yefim Kats received his PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His teaching and research interests include informatics, instructional design, e-Learning, and social implications of technology. Dr. Kats has an extensive curriculum development and teaching experience with traditional, hybrid, and online courses. His research record includes peer-reviewed publications in informatics, curriculum development, instructional methodology, e-Learning, and social aspects of technology. Dr. Kats is a recipient - as the Principle Investigator - of the federal research grants the National Research Council and the National Institute of Health. He is currently a Coordinator of the Graduate Instructional Technology Program at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, USA.