Application of Online Learning Management Systems (LMS) in agricultural education- A brief review

Publication Date : 17/03/2016

Author(s) :

Mridula, N , Ahamed P.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 3
(03 - 2016)

Abstract :

Electronic learning or online learning technologies have great potential to spread learning. Much of the success of e-learning can be attributed to the availability of Learning Management Systems (LMSs), also known as Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) or learning platforms. The online LMSs have made huge gains in filling the digital divide (Frausto and Torres, 2010). In this light, Mohammadi et al. (2011) have suggested that e-learning must be the future trend for agricultural education and agricultural in-service training as well. Online LMSs have been successfully used for agricultural education though it has content issues. Globally there are lots of organizations that provide online agricultural courses ranging from certificate courses to doctoral programmes. Majority of the studies on the effectiveness of online learning uphold that blended learning offers more opportunities to address the issues of contextualization and practical work. So the prospects of using online LMS for agricultural education lie in designing courses through a logical blend of online and contact sessions.

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