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Learning Management Systems

Learning Management Systems
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Author(s): Diane D. Chapman (North Carolina State University, USA)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 8
Source title: Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Patricia L. Rogers (Bemidji State University, USA), Gary A. Berg (California State University Channel Islands (Retired), USA), Judith V. Boettcher (Designing for Learning, USA), Caroline Howard (HC Consulting, USA), Lorraine Justice (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) and Karen D. Schenk (K. D. Schenk and Associates Consulting, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-198-8.ch194

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Abstract

E-learning has become a vibrant trend in technologyenhanced education. But the trend is not only with educational institutions. Business and industry are equally enamored with the prospect of educating workers through technology. A Learning Circuits survey found that 81.7% of organizations use some sort of learning management system (Ellis, 2005). Students or employees can access their learning materials through the Internet using an Internet service provider (ISP). Learning programs and materials are hosted and available online, allowing people to learn, interact, and even earn degrees in the comfort of their own homes, and on their own timeline. However, e-learning is not just for distance education. Just-in-time access (or anytime access) to learning materials for both formal and informal learning is transforming the training and educational fields. Anyone with Web space can now make learning materials available to a global audience.

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