Learning platform

What is a learning platform? A learning platform or Learning Management System (LMS) is a complex software system used to create teaching contents and to manage training processes.
Another important role attached to web-based learning platforms is that of promoting student-teacher communication. In this case, the platform functions as an interface between training providers and students. This type of system does not include simple learning contents offered on the web, such as common websites or portals.
The advantages of using an LMS lie in the fact that it makes learning easier, it regulates the flow of information and makes learning processes and administrative task execution easier. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_management_system)

The Copernicus e-learning portal includes various open-source learning platforms:

ILIAS is the Learning Management System on which the Copernicus platform is based. ILIAS adopts a collaborative learning approach and is used to create and deliver e-learning material. In addition to an integrated authoring system, the platform also includes a personalised learning and working environment, a course management service, communication tools and a test system. ILIAS supports standards such as LOM and SCORM 2004. As well as the course management service, teams can also use the platform for information management within working groups, school projects and other schemes.

MOODLE is an internationally widespread teaching platform that provides support for teaching and learning methods using a collaborative approach. In South Tyrol this LMS is used by:


Additional information online:
See list in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_learning_management_systems