An Analysis of LMS Functions for Improving the Quality of Distance Education Training

원격교원연수 질 제고를 위한 학습관리시스템 기능 분석 연구

  • Kim, Yong (Dept. of e-Learning, Graduate School, Korea National Open Univ.)
  • 김용 (한국방송통신대학교)
  • Received : 2014.03.31
  • Accepted : 2014.06.20
  • Published : 2014.06.28


As of December 2013, 63 distance education training centers has been operating in the form of private, university affiliated and national/public centers. LMS is related to distance training quality as the system because distance education training centers are managing training by using LMS. In this paper, LMS functions of distance education training centers were analyzed to enhance the quality of distance training. In results of the analysis, it is showed 70.07%, 72.09% and 70.41% that implementation ratio of necessary LMS functions for trainee, manager and tutor. Functions of the lowest implementation ratio were "training support" of trainee mode, "statistics management" of manager mode and "communication" of tutor mode. The results of this paper will be helped to improve LMS for effective distance training of distance education training centers.


e-learning;LMS;quality assurance;distance education;distance training


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