The Usability of Learning Management Systems as a Platform for Distance Learners

  • Viktor Y. Shurygin, Anna V. Berestova, Tatiana M. Litvinova, Eugeny P. Kolpak, Alesya Nureyevà

Abstract

This study aims to develop a universal model of e-learning management by hinging upon a range of relevant learning management systems. The ongoing advances in information technology have penetrated through the fabrics of social and business processes. Undoubtedly, this framework has influenced the education industry by modifying approaches and forms of teaching. This study uses two research approaches to achieve qualitative results; acmeological and competency-based. The acmeological and competency-based research approach methods were relied upon in choosing to (1) analyze the design and application-related features of foreign and Russian LMS platforms; (2) develop tools for the e-learning system development; and (3) assess the extent to which e-learning tools meet the preferences of high-potential users of X, Y and Z generations. The relevance of the study lies in the provision of an underlying model of e-learning management. The fundamental modernization within the framework of this research study display a universal concept which can be applied to study the modern methods and approaches to institutional teaching and learning and corporate trainings as determined by the necessity of efficiency of personnel involvement in professional activities. When implementing an e-learning solution, it is necessary to monitor the hardware performance, to keep the hosting servers in function, and to improve the system’s functionality for user convenience. In addition, state educational organizations including schools, colleges and universities, especially in less developed countries with medium and low incomes, prefer traditional teaching methods and move towards an innovative classroom at a slow pace. Practitioners may use this study to further assess and evaluate the learning patterns of learners, especially the younger generation. Researchers may explore and develop new strategies to employ blended e-learning management systems and platforms and thereby comprehend the future of learning. The research findings may be regarded as a step forward in creating convenient and flexible e-learning platforms suitable for the needs of students, diverse institutions, and businesses. Researchers and practitioners should explore advantages and disadvantages of learning management systems as well as their capabilities to supplement traditional and corporate learning by offering a whole spectrum of programs, curricula and instructions.

Published
2020-06-05