Higher Education Institutions and Learning Management Systems: Adoption and Standardization

Higher Education Institutions and Learning Management Systems: Adoption and Standardization

Rosalina Babo (ISCAP-IPP, Portugal) and Ana Azevedo (ISCAP-IPP, Portugal)
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Release Date: August, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 398
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-884-2
ISBN13: 9781609608842|ISBN10: 1609608844|EISBN13: 9781609608859
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E-learning plays a significant role in education, and its importance increases day by day. Learning environments can take a myriad of distinct forms. Learning management systems (LMS) have emerged as an important platform to support effective learning environments. Learning management systems are used throughout higher education institutions (HEI) and the need to know and understand its adoption and usage arises. However, there is a lack of information about how LMS are being used, which are the most adopted, whether there is a country adoption standard and which countries use more LMS.

Higher Education Institutions and Learning Management Systems: Adoption and Standardization provides insights concerning the use of learning management systems in higher education institutions and aims to increase understanding of LMS adoption and usage, providing relevant academic work, empirical research findings and an overview of LMS usage in higher education institutions all over the world.

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

  • Emerging and Best Practices in LMS Adoption and Usage
  • Evaluation of LMS
  • Evaluation of LMS Adoption
  • Evaluation of LMS’s Students’ Usage
  • Evaluation of LMS’s Tutor Usage
  • LMS Impact Studies
  • LMS on Higher Education Institutions
Reviews and Testimonials

"This works brings together 15 chapters authored by more than 40 international scholars, educators, and practitioners. These articles provide insight into the use of learning management systems in higher education institutions," [...] "providing empirical research findings as well as an overview of LMS usage in educational institutions worldwide."

– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual, 43rd Volume

The authors have focused on a number of areas including: implementation strategies; use of learning management systems and other eLearning technologies; technical developments; evaluation; adoption and acceptance; and supporting skills.

– Dr. Jo Coldwell, Deakin University, Australia
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Editor/Author Biographies
Rosalina Babo is a Coordinator Professor at the Information Systems Department at School of Accounting and Administration of Porto / Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISCAP/IPP), Portugal. Since the year 2000 she is the head of the Information Systems Department and a member of the university scientific board. She was one of the founders (2006) of CEISE/STI research center and its director until the year 2011. Her primary area of research is eBusiness as well as Usability Evaluation. Under these subjects cross country studies regarding cultural differences is a challenge for her. Also eLearning is one of her strong interests.
Ana Azevedo is a lecturer in Information Systems and Technologies at the School of Accounting and Administration of Porto/Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISCAP/IPP), Portugal. She is a PhD Student in Information Systems and Technologies at the department of information systems, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal. She is a researcher of Algoritmi Research Center and of CEISE/STI research center. She was one of the founders (2006) of CEISE/STI research center and its vice-director until the year 2011. Her primary areas of research interests are Decision Support Systems, Data mining, and Business Intelligence. Her research interest also includes e-Learning. She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI) and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Data Mining and Warehousing (IJDWM).
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Editorial Review Board
  • Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea, University of Craiova, Romani
  • António Manuel Valente de Andrade, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
  • Demetrios G Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Dumitru Dan Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
  • Luís Borges Gouveia, University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
  • Paulo Coelho Oliveira, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
  • Rosa Maria Bottino, Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche, Italy
  • Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom