Learning Management System - July 2021

By Prof. Ranjan Dasgupta   |   National Institute of technical Teachers Training and Research, Kolkata
Learners enrolled: 672
Learning Management System (LMS) is a software platform, which helps students learning a subject in distance mode. Study materials and associated information are stored in server(s) and students get those materials in form of video and otherwise in a flexible manner. LMS provides all such facilities to the students as well as other stakeholders so that this web-based teaching-learning system becomes much more effective.
This course provides an insight of various issues related to management of web-based learning process. We first provide some essential theoretical background, norms and standards being followed in any LMS and their utilities in effective learning system. Though design and development of an LMS is more of a software engineering job, we provide a brief overview of the process so that our clientele can get an idea of how the system works. This will help them in using any LMS. In the third part of our course, we provide overview of several open-source LMS.

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 4 weeks
Start Date : 30 Jul 2021
End Date : 31 Oct 2021
Exam Date : 14 Nov 2021 IST
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

Course layout

A. Foundation of LMS

 Week 1:  E-learning Fundamentals: Basics of e-learning, Synchronous and Asynchronous Mode of e-learning, Instructional Objectives and Instructional System Design (ISD) – Process, features and need for ISD, e-learning Resources, Various terminologies in e-learning 

 Week 2:  LMS fundamentals, Major features of LMS, Authoring, Personalized Learning, Content Management, Course Management, Learners’ Profile, Assessment, Reporting Tools, Communication, Essential Modules.

 Week 3:  Learning methods: Conventional learning Vs e-learning - Learning Domain – Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor - Learning Approach – Deep learning, Surface learning - Types of learning – Discovery learning, Inductive learning etc., Instructional System design, Adult learning approach

B. Technology and Standards

 Week 4:  LMS and Standards – SCORM - Requirement of Reference Model, Content Aggregation Model (CAM), Properties of SCORM compliant content, Shared Content Object (SCO), Run Time Environment (RTE), Sequencing and Navigation(S&N), LTSA - Five-layer architecture, Concept of LRS and LRS Implementation in LMS 

 Week 5Internet Technology, TCP/IP Protocol, Web 2.0

 Week 6: Technology and use – Hypertext, Hypermedia, HTTP, Web Technology, LAMP/XAMPP, HTML, XML, Social Media, Learning 2.0

C. Aspects of LMS

 Week 7:  Security and LMS - Security issues in Internet based application, LMS Risk Analysis and LMS risk analysis, LMS security and privacy control

 Week 8: Plagiarism and LMS - Introduction, Plagiarism Detection Methods, Anti plagiarism Software. 

Books and references

  1. Learning Management System Technologies and Software Solutions for Online Teaching – Yefin Kats, Information Science Reference, 2010.
  2. Higher Education Institutions and Learning Management Systems Adoption and Standardization – Rosalina Babo & Ana Azevedo, Information Science Reference, 2012
  3. B. S. Bloom – Taxonomy of Educational Objectives – Classification of Educational Goals – D. MC. Kay 1956. 
  4. Sharable Content Object Reference Model: SCORM Content Aggregation Model Version 1.3.1 – ADL, July 2004     https://web.fe.up.pt/~ee92193/documentacao/scormcam.pdf DOA: 31/12/2019
  5. Paul Jesukiewicz - SCORM 2004 4th Edition: Content Aggregation Model, ADL, August 2009    https://www.immagic.com/eLibrary/ARCHIVES/TECH/US_DOD/A090814J.pdf  DOA: 31/12/2019
  6. Diane Elkins and Desiree Pinder – E-Learning Fundamentals: A Practical Guide: ATD Press 2015.

Instructor bio

Prof. Ranjan Dasgupta

National Institute of technical Teachers Training and Research, Kolkata
Dr. Ranjan Dasgupta, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering is working NITTTR, Kolkata for more than 25 years and is actively engaged in various teaching learning process.  He has coordinated more than 200 training programs on Database Management System (DBMS), Webpage Design, Software Engineering and allied areas. His research interest includes Cloud computing, e learning, Software engineering. He has more than 70 publications in International Conference & Journals. He was a faculty member of Jadavpur University before he joined NITTTR, Kolkata. He also served industry for five years.

Course certificate

The course certificate is provided after undergoing this online course.

Internal Examination - 30% 
(Assignments, Online quiz, Active participation in Discussion forum, Change Project)
Final Examination - 70%

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