Journal of Systems Integration, Vol 7, No 2 (2016)

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Learning Management Systems and Comparison of Open Source Learning Management Systems and Proprietary Learning Management Systems

Doğancan Ülker, Yücel Yılmaz

Abstract


The concept of learning has been increasingly gaining importance for individuals, businesses and communities in the age of information. On the other hand, developments in information and communication technologies take effect in the field of learning activities. With these technologies, barriers of time and space against the learning activities largely disappear and these technologies make it easier to carry out these activities more effectively.
There remain a lot of questions regarding selection of learning management system (LMS) to be used for the management of e-learning processes by all organizations conducing educational practices including universities, companies, non-profit organizations, etc. The main questions are as follows: Shall we choose open source LMS or commercial LMS? Can the selected LMS meet existing needs and future potential needs for the organization? What are the possibilities of technical support in the management of LMS? What kind of problems may be experienced in the use of LMS and how can these problems be solved? How much effective can officials in the organization be in the management of LMS? In this study, primarily e-learning and the concept of LMS will be discussed, and in the next section, as for answers to these questions, open source LMSs and centrally developed LMSs will be examined and their advantages and disadvantages relative to each other will be discussed.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20470/jsi.v7i2.255

ISSN: 1804-2724

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