Enculturation of the Utilization of Learning Management System: The Experience of Universiti Putra Malaysia

Aida Suraya Md. Yunus (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia), Hamidah Meseran (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia) and Zaidan Abdul Wahab (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 340
EISBN13: 9781609602727|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-909-5.ch017
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Abstract

Universiti Putra Malaysia’s (UPM) vision is to become a university with international repute. The Strategic Plan Document 2001- 2010 includes a goal for the university to be fully wired through ICT in enhancing research, extension work, professional service, strengthening teaching and learning environment and enhancing the culture of ICT in supporting teaching and learning. Two strategies were drawn; namely (i) implement the use of one learning management system (LMS) and (ii) enhance competency of academic staff in using the LMS. It has been a practice that each faculty decides on a platform for implementing e-Learning. However, the use of various LMSs had created difficulties in the sharing of integrated database, continuous monitoring of the effectiveness of the e-Learning system, and depository of e-Learning resources in the UPM’s knowledge repository. This paper reports on UPM’s experience in adapting the use of LMS from the early 1990s until today.
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