Design of a mobile-based learning management system for incorporating employment demands: Case context of an Australian University
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Mobile technologies have created enormous opportunities for improving information delivery and dissemination processes among individuals. While studies of the mobile-based technologies in health and businesses have been proliferated, research on mobile applications for education are still at its emergent stage, however, for developing user-centric support to enhance individual’s involvements in learning and teaching purposes. Moreover, formal methods of learning management systems (LMS) for supporting students and academics to achieve industry demands are still yet to be developed for higher education institutes. This study develops and evaluates an innovative mobile-based technology for enhancing current approaches of LMS by linking relevant industry into learning and teaching procedure in a case context of an Australian University. The solution artefact as a model can be viewed as an industry-enabled LMS that captures and processes data from students’ teaching materials, exercises and participation contents in order to develop assistive information which is directly related to the employers’ requirements. Design science method is adopted for designing and evaluating the solution artefact that meets the key requirements of the stakeholders. It is anticipated that the developed artefact would be applicable across Australian higher education sectors for enhancing industry uptake into improving pedagogy of learning.
KeywordsLearning management systems Learning pedagogy; student centric-learning Design science research E-portfolio system
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