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Sameera Miss

Saritha S

FMTC, Pallimukku

B.Ed. Mathematics


A learning management system (LMS) is an application that provides a comprehensive
set of tools for educators to manage learning resources, administrative functions, assessments,
and grading. LMS is consists of an infrastructure platform that allows the tracking of causes or
training experiences in relation to learners. The LMS works at the curriculum level allowing the
assembling of courses in to collections such as academic or training programs. A learning
management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation,
tracking, reporting and delivering of e-learning education courses or training programs. LMS is
the framework that handles all aspects of the learning process LMS is the infrastructure that
delivers and managers instructional contents, identifies and assesses individual and
organizational learning or training goals, tracks the progress towards meeting those goals, and
collects and presents data for supervising the learning the learning process of the organization as
a whole .A learning management system delivers content but also handles registering for
courses, course administration , skills gap analysis, tracking ,and reporting .
Most LMS are web-based to facilitate access to learning content and administration. They
are used by educational institutions to enhance and support classroom teaching and offering
courses to a larger population of leaners. LMSs are used by regulated industries (e.g. financial
services and biopharma) for compliance training. Student self-service (e.g., self-registration on
instructor-led training), training work flow (e.g., user notification, manager approval, wait-list
management), the provision of on-line learning (e.g., computer-based training, read and
understand), on-line assessment, management of continues professional education (CPF),
collaborative learning (e.g., application sharing, discuss threads), and training resources
management (e.g., instructors, facilities, equipment), are all-important dimensions of learning
management systems. e-learning courses managed by the LMS might be created with course
authoring tools and delivered with the assistance of Learning Content Management Systems. An
LMS is not limited to e-learning and can also manage other forms of instruction.
Tasks of the LMS:

Manage learners taking whole courses

Manage the curriculum
Manage courses in various curriculums
Present options depending on learner profile
Track learners needs and preferences
Track course completion and scores

LMS consists of a relational database application designed to track learners, courses,

curricula, and monitor leaner progress through reports of enrollments, completions and grades.
The LMS also provides a web-based interface for the learner to enroll in offering and for online
courses to be launched.
A robust LMS should be able to do the following:

Centralize and automate administration

Use self-service and self-guided services

Assemble and deliver learning content rapidly

Consolidate training initiatives on a scalable web-based platform
Support portability and standards
Personalize content and enable knowledge reuse

The focus of an LMS is to deliver online courses or training to learners, while managing
students and keeping track of their progress and performance across all types of training
activities. LMS is not used to create course content.
LMS Functionality

Course Content Delivery

Student Registration and Administration
Training Event Management (i.e., scheduling, tracking)
Curriculum and Certification Management
Skills and Competencies Management
Skill Gap Analysis
Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Training record Management
Courseware authoring
Resource Management
Virtual Organizations

Computers and related electronic resources have come to play a central role in
education. Electronic resources consists of data representing numbers, text, graphics, images,
map, moving images, music, sounds, etc., and programs of instructions sets. Before the
development of computer and internet technology, printed version of resources like books,
journals, dictionaries, work books, etc. played a significant role in teaching and learning
process. But these printed versions are not easily accessible to all and are also expensive in
nature. In this net age, e-version of books and e-journals are available in general have become
inevitable and hence it is very much needed to convert the printed version into e-version for
future needs. Therefore, of the different e- resources knowledge, e- resources development and
preservation of them has become the need of this hour. Teachers can benefit from these
resources as well, by employing a series of useful tools. Electronic tools can make classes more
efficient; lectures more compelling, informative, and varied; reading assignments more
extensive, interesting, and accessible; discussions more free ranging and challenging; and
students papers more original and well researched.
The five ways in which teachers using electronic resources:
Administration: The routine administration of courses (advertising a class providing copies
of these syllabuses, assigning discussion sections, and getting out course news) can be more
efficiently handled with a course home page, electronic discussion groups, and e-mail lists.
These tools can also dramatically improve the continuity and the community aspects of

courses, helping students to engage with and lrn from each other and even from people
outside the course.
Reading/sources: The Web and CD-ROMs provide a wider variety of secondary and primary
sources (including visual and audio sources) than has previously been available. With the
guidance, students can access to materials that were once accessible only to experts because
they were too cumbersome to reproduce for classroom use or too expensive for students to
purchase. By taking their own paths through these sources, students can bring their own
evidence and arguments into lectures and discussion sections, as well as write on a wider
range of research topics.
Paper/presentation: Rather than performing assignments and taking exams from the teachers
alone, students can perform more independent exercise in publishing, exhibit building, or
assembling and presenting teaching units and other materials for their peers. A web archive
of several terms work can make the course itself an outgoing and collaborative intellectual
Lectures: A computer with presentation software can provide a single tool for augmenting
lectures with outlines, slides, statistical charts and tables, images, music, and even video
clips. In addition to printing them as hangouts, you can save in-class presentations in a webcompatible format for later review and discussions.
Discussion: Electronic discussion tools such as e-mail, conferencing software, and on-line
chat services can seed discussion questions before the class meets, draw out your shy
students, and follow up on discussions or questions on the reading between classes. For
courses without face-to-face discussion sections, these tools can bring the courses to life over
great distances and help overcome scheduling difficulties.
Generally, e- resources may be classified into two major areas

Online e- resources and

Offline e- resources

Online e- resources
e-books, e-journals, e-mail, g-mail, sms/mms, library, e-forum, e-learning (e-courses),
e-shops, e-dictionaries, search engines , websites. This can be available in a three types of
matter; (a) freely available resources contents (a) websites); (b) licensed resources (database
available by logging by library card); and (c) onsite resources (websites related to particular
contents names).
Offline e-resources
CD ROM based e- resources, offline e-books, offline e-dictionaries, MS office
applications (power point presentation), Training software (mouse training), e-prompter,
steganography, PDF converter, e-resources on mobile devices.
Characteristics of e-resources are:
Potentially huge; unorganized; comprehensive of everything; do not require physical
space; feasibility in full content search ability: less time; less paper space; hyperlinks lead the
users quickly to the required information sources easy in archiving the content.