KUZEM LMS: A new learning management system for online education


ERGÜZEN A., Erel S., UZUN İ., BİLGE H. Ş. , ÜNVER H. M.

ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, cilt.4, ss.1865-1878, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 4 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: ENERGY EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PART B-SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1865-1878

Özet

E-learning has made rapid strides in recent years thanks to the advances in educational technology. Many educational institutions have started e-learning. In e-learning, there is a need for administration, documentation, delivery of the course content and tracking students' performances all of which are done by the help of a software called Learning Management System (LMS). A robust LMS is a requirement for achieving the goals of the institution providing e-learning. There are basically three kinds of EMS: open source, commercial and institution-based (self-developed). All of them have advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the type of LMS to be used by any institution depends on the decision makers of that institution. Decision makers in Kirikkale University chose to develop its own LMS depending on the individual needs of its distance education center. In this study, a new learning management system called KUZEM LMS, created by the software development team of Kirikkale University and used in the Distance Education Center of the same university is aimed to be introduced. The features of the KUZEM EMS are given in detail and a comparison of it is made with the other LMSs.