Introducing the Indicators Project: Identifying effective use of an LMS

This page holds the details and resources associated for the presentation(s) that will be given based on the first Indicators publication. The presentation was given on the 30th November. It wasn’t ustreamed due to the absence of the required technical support. A modifed version will be given at the ASCILITE’09 conference.

Resources available from the presentation include:


The presentation is based on the first publication of the Indicators project. The CQU presentation will consist of a 25 minute presentation followed by a discussion session where various patterns from the indicators project will be used as a focus for discussing possible areas of interest and further research.


Learning management systems have become almost ubiquitous as a technical solution to e-learning within universities. Extant literature illustrates that LMS system logs, along with other IT systems data, can be used to inform decision-making. It also suggests that very few institutions are using this data to inform their decisions. The indicators project aims to build on and extend previous work in this area to provide services that can inform the decision-making of teaching staff, management, support staff and students. Through an initial set of three questions the paper offers support for some existing critical success factors, identifies potential limitations of others, generates some new insights from a longitudinal comparison of feature adoption of two different LMS within the one institution, and identifies a number of insights and ideas for future work.



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