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Utilization of Learning Management System (LMS) Among Instructors and Students

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Today large number of universities around the world are equipped with Leaning Management Systems (LMS) to help in providing space for rich online learning environment, and to utilize its tools and functionalities to improve pedagogy and to increase the quality of learning. This paper aims to identify issues related to the utilization of LMS. Understanding these issues, allows developing better policies and systems to assist contributing to better learning experiences and academic success. The paper introduces a case study conducted to identify the utilization of LMS in the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST), the first private university in Kuwait. The study was conducted to investigate the degree of LMS utilization of functions and features, among instructors and students at GUST.

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  • LMS
  • E-learning
  • ICT
  • Technology utilization

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The authors of this paper would like to thank Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), to their generous financial support for our participation in the International Conference on Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ICCEE 2019), 29th to 30th April 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thanks go also to the persons working in the Research Directorate for facilitating this support.

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Al-Sharhan, S., Al-Hunaiyyan, A., Alhajri, R., Al-Huwail, N. (2020). Utilization of Learning Management System (LMS) Among Instructors and Students. In: Zakaria, Z., Ahmad, R. (eds) Advances in Electronics Engineering. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 619. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1289-6_2

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