Learning Management Systems: Some Observations for Ukrainian Postsecondary Educational Institutions
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The article highlights the significance of Learning Management Systems (LMS) for Ukrainian universities. The adoption of Moodle — an open source platform — is used in a global comparison of the current deployment of course management technology in higher education in Ukraine, in its neighbors in the EU and the CIS, and in the major world regions. The distribution of Moodle sites among Ukrainian user types is also presented. The article summarizes the benefits and increasing necessity of educational management technology and stresses the importance of an accompanying commitment of resources to faculty development in order to achieve a more effective educational environment in Ukraine.
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