A Study on the Role of Learning Management System to support the Distance Education in Bangladesh during Covid-19: The Case of Bangladesh University of Professionals and Bangladesh Open University

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2022-09
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Hossain, Khondoker Mokaddem
Nasreen, Mahbuba
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Inspiring Innovations // The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the devastating disruption of face-to-face education system ever. In order to overcome the situation, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) and Bangladesh Open University (BOU) has introduced different teaching and learning methods by integrating Learning Management System (LMS) In line with this, BUP and BOU have also applied technology supported LMS for its students and faculties. The study investigates how the LMS supports the application of software for administering, documenting, tracking, reporting and delivering of courses, conducting examinations, setting questions, evaluating examination scripts and publishing results to facilitate student to accustomed with e-learning system, getting access to online classes, and support student and faculty activities during classes delivered through Zoom, and/or Google Meet/Google Classroom. This study further investigates the effects of LMS on student’s and faculties teaching and learning during the COVID19 pandemic in the academic year 2020–2021, in which the distance education framework was implemented. The study followed both qualitative and quantitative research methods. For better understating the access to LMS by students and faculties, the study selected the samples from both urban and rural Bangladesh by drawing respondents from different socio-economic and ethnic groups. The findings of the study will help the planners, researchers, development practitioners, administrators and policy implementers for better applications of LMS for distance education. // Paper ID 4518
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LMS, distance education, e-learning system, Covid-19
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Bangladesh
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Asia
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