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International Journal of Information Dissemination and Technology
Year : 2014, Volume : 4, Issue : 4
First page : ( 332) Last page : ( 337)
Print ISSN : 2229-5984. Online ISSN : 2249-5576.

Model of Learning Management System for Self-Directed Learning

Norouzi Minoo1,*, Hamid Dayang Hjh Tiawa Binti Awang Hj1, Samet Alireza2, Ramezani Samaneh2

1Multi Media Department, Education faculty, University Technology Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia

2Management Department North of Tehran, Islamic Azad University, Iran

*Corresponding Author: Minoo Norouzi, minoonorouzi@yahoo.com

Online published on 16 May, 2017.

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop a model of learning management system (LMS) for self-directed learning (SDL) in higher education in Iranian university. Scholars’ researches presented, different models of SDL in various learning context. In this research SDL is used as a foundation to design a LMS that can help students to improve their abilities by motivation, self-management, monitoring, overall learning activities and personal attributes. Using a mix method methodology, 710 of 800 post graduate students participated and completed the survey, It measured SDL; that was 1 adapted from Caffarella and Caffarella and prepared based on two factors (process learning and personal attributes) and seventeen IT managers answered the questionnaire in interview. Cronbach's alphas with 0.936 confirmed its reliability in quantitative research. Interview, observation and documents used to supporting validity and reliability in qualitative research. Case study, experimental research and correlation used to examine the research questions and hypothesized model. Results shown between pre and post-test in control group and experimental group after two semesters are significant. According to IT managers in interview, LMS need supporting system and some critical factors Such as; instructor, organization, and technology. The results of the study present a model of LMS on SDL.

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Key Terms

Self Directed Learning, Learning Management System, Process Learning, Personal Attributes.

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