Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
| Editors: Norbert M. Seel

Integrated Learning Systems

  • Stefanie Lindstaedt
  • Claudia Thurner-Scheuerer
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_843



The term Integrated Learning Systems was an early attempt to denote learning systems which incorporate a large variety of functionalities involved in the management of courses, students, administration of grades, delivery of learning content, etc. Over the years, three terms have emerged which are used to reference three different types of learning support systems, namely: Learning Management Systems, Learning Content Management Systems, and Work-Integrated Learning Systems. To start with, a short overview describes the three types of systems.
  • Learning Management System(s) (LMSs)

    The origin of Learning Management (LMSs) is grounded in the educational and research area. LMSs are widely recognized as computational solutions designed to manage courses, deliver predefined instructional content to the learner, and administer exams. Originally, LMSs...

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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefanie Lindstaedt
    • 1
  • Claudia Thurner-Scheuerer
    • 2
  1. 1.Division Manager Knowledge ServicesKnow-Center & Knowledge Management Institute, Graz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  2. 2.Knowledge ServicesKnow-Center & Platform Knowledge Management (Plattform Wissensmanagement)GrazAustria