Learning Platforms: How to Make the Right Choice

  • Linda Daniela
  • Arta Rūdolfa


Learning through online platform opportunities is one way of organizing a technology-enhanced learning process. This chapter provides an overview of the place and role of learning platforms in the pedagogical process, defines the differences between learning platforms and learning management systems and offers a toolkit for evaluating learning platforms. The toolkit includes 22 criteria divided into 43 sub-criteria, which can be evaluated at 3 levels. This tool can help teachers, school administrators and other stakeholders to make a pedagogically based choice when it comes to choosing which learning platform solutions to use to scaffold student learning in a transformed learning process that is affected by digitalization.


Learning platforms Learning management systems Evaluation criteria Evaluation tool Pedagogical competence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Daniela
    • 1
  • Arta Rūdolfa
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Education, Psychology, and ArtUniversity of LatviaRigaLatvia

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