LEARNING CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LCMS).
LMS/LCMS (Learning Content Management System) is a software package that enables management and delivery of learning content and resources to students.
LCMS AT KILIMANJARO CHRISTIAN MEDICAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (KCMUCO).
KCMUCo has two LCMS running parallel (LCMS+ and MOODLE) which helps in delivering of content ,teaching and assessment.
- LCMS+ is a full-featured education management system designed to simplify the delivery of complex medical curriculum.
Adopted in 2011
- Moodle is an open source learning platform designed to provide educators, administrators and learners a secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environment.
- Adopted in 2014
LCMS+ was developed over seven years at Duke University School of Medicine (DUSOM) with the aim of having a very robust system that would be easy to maintain, well understood and readily available. The system was then donated to Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (KCMCo) by DUSOM through MEPI as one of the benefits of KCMC-Duke collaboration. It is equipped with automated, personalized alerts to help make students and faculty aware of issues needing attention.
Its implementation started effectively in 2011 with 150 medical students, five faculty members and one specialist. The number kept on increasing annually; we now have a total number of 1076 students from different departments and three specialists to maintain the system.
WHY LCMS+ AT KCMUCo
- A smooth process:
- All communications with students (including feedback on assignments and grades) are in one location.
- Reduced paper work.
- Adding, removing, storing, and deleting course materials within the course space instead of in multiple locations.
- Better grading:
- Electronic grade book allows students to have timely feedback
- Grade book can be accessed anywhere there is an Internet connection.
- Increased student engagement:
- Students have 24/7 access to posted resources, announcements, grades, etc.
- Students can email from within the course space to fellow classmates.
- Students can view current information, such as links to websites, articles, videos and other resources.