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IJLT 2024 Vol.10(1): 136-143
doi: 10.18178/ijlt.10.1.136-143

Designing a New Generation of Learning Management Systems

Andrea Molinari 1,* and Elena Molinari 2
1. Dept. of Industrial Engineering University of Trento, Trento, Italy
2. TUI Musement, Milan, Italy
Email: andrea.molinari@unitn.it (A.M.); elena.molinari@tui.com (E.M.)
*Corresponding author

Manuscript received February 28, 2023; revised May 11, 2023; accepted September 8, 2023; published February 13, 2024.

Abstract—This paper focuses on the architecture of a Learning Management System (LMS), and how to redesign it to facilitate and increase its usage inside an information system and achieve a more profound and better integration. By expanding the functionality of LMSs beyond the traditional educational setting, organizations can benefit from a centralized system that can handle a wide range of tasks. This can include project management, decision-making support, collaboration services, calendar management, bidding management, multi-point collaboration, document co-writing, etc. However, integrating these additional functionalities into an LMS can be challenging. It requires a deep redesign of the software architecture and understanding how these functionalities can be best implemented within the system. LMSs can be a powerful tool for organizations to manage various tasks other than purely educational tasks, thus improving efficiency and reducing the need for separate systems.
Keywords—e-learning, LMS, architecture, virtual communities, semantic technologies

Cite: Andrea Molinari and Elena Molinari, "Designing a New Generation of Learning Management Systems," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 136-143, 2024.

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