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Roles in Learning Management Systems Development

Roles in Learning Management Systems Development
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Author(s): Ari Wahstedt (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 3
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch137
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


Learning management systems (LMS) enhances education and training possibilities and provides distance access to the learning content. LMS development is a co-operation between various professionals. This paper reports recognized emerging roles in LMS development. In general, emerging roles involve different responsibilities depending on the phases of the systems development. Especially in the systems requirements phase, requirements are gathered together in a co-operation with the users. In a web-survey conducted the respondents described their work concerning LMS development mostly within roles of content producers, developers and designers, but least as users. An organization setting up project teams should know the roles and their responsibilities and tasks of a successful LMS project.

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