Establishing effective learning management systems through simplicity
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AbstractDesigning a Learning Management System (LMS) is a combination of pedagogical design, usability and information architecture. E-Learning systems should have intuitive interfaces and clear information design, allowing learners to concentrate on learning and course developers on learning strategies, thus making e-learning more efficient. Hence, effective LMSs should include sophisticated and advanced functions, yet their interface should hide their complexity. In this paper we present the key features of an experimental LMS which follows recent usability techniques in order to accomplish simplicity. The usage of computer file management as a metaphor for management and navigation between Learning Objects (LOs) along with a clear and unambiguous user interface allow users to focus on their learning activities without excessive hassle.
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Mastoras, Theodoros, Fotaris, Panagiotis, Politis, Anastasios and Manitsaris, Athanasios (2005) Establishing effective learning management systems through simplicity. In: 5th WSEAS International Conference on Distance Learning and Web Engineering (DIWEB ’05), 22-24 Aug 2005, Corfu, Greece.