Role of Learning Management System in Distance Education: A Case Study of Virtual University of Pakistan
This case study is an overview of prevailing eight-dimensioned frameworks of e-learning for LMS in the Virtual University of Pakistan. This study outlines two dimensions i.e. pedagogy and evaluation out of prevailing eight-dimensions. The main objective of the study was to overview the role of pedagogical and evaluation aspects in distance programs offered through the learning management system. A total of 150 male and female students enrolled in spring and fall semesters in the year 2019 of two-year master level programs of twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad were selected through a stratified sampling technique for the study. The researcher developed a questionnaire and verified its validity and reliability for collecting data. Statistical analyses such as mean and standard deviations were used to analyze the questionnaire. The findings of the research are that prevailing LMS is functioning effectively and appropriately as respondents determine in their constructive and optimistic responses regarding the role of learning management system offered by the university in distance learning programs. It is concluded that the functioning of LMS is appropriate and effective. It is recommended that LMS would be useful and effective in any pandemic and prevailing type of situation. The same pattern of LMS is useful during Covid for formal universities.