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LMS Research Purpose & Objectives

August 25, 2011 by Andrea Adams Administrative  No Comments

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Purpose: By June 2012, select a LMS to implement based on faculty and student needs and JMU strategic plan. A variety of costs (licensing, resources, security, time, training) will be taken into consideration.

User Needs:

Objective Assessment Method Priority
Determine the needs that faculty have for a Learning Management System.

  • Identify the needs are currently satisfied.
  • Identify the needs are not satisfied.
  • Identify the features of Blackboard are not used.
Determine the needs that faculty have based on instruction style (blended, distance, face-to-face)
Determine the needs that students have for a Learning Management System.
Identify the technologies that faculty and students are currently using in teaching and learning.

  • Identify how those technologies meet needs that Blackboard does not meet.
Identify the technologies that faculty and students are no longer using in teaching and learning.
Determine the usage stats of Blackboard.

  • Calculate the percentage of faculty that use Blackboard.
  • Calculate usage statistics for Blackboard features.
Identify other key stakeholders and determine their needs (Library, CFI, IT infrastructure)

 

Potential Solutions:

Objective Assessment Method Priority
Identify potential LMS solutions.    
Compare costs of potential LMS solutions:

  • Licensing
  • Training
  • Time
  • Hardware
   
List the features of potential LMS solutions.    
Identify upcoming LMS trends.    
Determine which LMS solutions other local and peer institutions are using.are implementing.    
Identify the security issues and risks that exist for Learning Management Systems.    
Compare how potential LMS solutions meet JMU IT security
needs.
   
Compare how potential LMS solutions meet JMU policies for
web-hosted solutions.
   
Identify terminology and define concepts that are common
across learning technologies (plug-ins, SCORM, other new
concepts)
   

 

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