ICELW

International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace Marino, M. (June 2015). Learning Content Management Systems: How Engaging Appearance Encourages Usage. International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace, Columbia University, NY.

Abstract: As distance education becomes more prominent the Learning Content Management Systems used within these programs by faculty becomes equally important. Two cases will be examined. A hybrid master’s degree program where the LCMS product ANGEL was used and a full distance education master’s degree program where the LCMS product Canvas was used. For these purposes hybrid is defined as 50% in class and 50% through ANGEL, while full distance education is defined as 100% through Canvas. Engaging appearance encouraging usage is reflected in the overall usage by faculty in these programs to present course content. This session shall discuss how the LCMS product Canvas is more viable in its appearance which encouraged extensive usage. This session will discuss how the LCMS product ANGEL lacked the viability in appearance which discouraged any usage. This session will detail examples of how ANGEL and Canvas differ in appearance and functionality that may be the primary reason for lack of usage and heavy usage. The session should then open up the debate on how the appearance and functionality of a LCMS product has led to extensive usage or it or an avoidance of it. Ideally participants will use the presentation as a jumping point for the debate.