Learning Management System – Review on the Adoption of Collaborative tools for Learning


  • Muhammad Aliyu Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • Saadat Issah Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • Abdusshaqur Abdulrrahman Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • Zainab Oluwawemimo Bakare Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • Musa Abiodun Aibinu Federal University of Technology, Minna


Collaborative, Higher Institutions, Indigenous, LMS, Open


Learning Management System (LMS) is a software platform that includes several integrated tools for delivering and managing online and virtual learning. Over time, the LMS has remained in the educational sector, providing learning opportunities to learners over dispersed locations. Hence, this paper presents a review of existing features, technologies built into LMS and its adaptation. It also highlights the effect of LMS on students' ability to learn and their performance and factors that may influence the adoption of the LMS platforms. The paper concludes with recommendations on methodology for establishing a student-centred approach, collaborative learning.


Le système de Gestion de l'Apprentissage (LMS) est une plate-forme logicielle qui comprend plusieurs outils intégrés pour la prestation et la gestion de l'apprentissage en ligne et virtuel. Au fil du temps, le LMS est resté dans le secteur de l'éducation, offrant des opportunités d'apprentissage aux apprenants dans des lieux dispersés. Par conséquent, cet article présente une revue des fonctionnalités existantes, des technologies intégrées au LMS et de son adaptation. Il met également en évidence l'effet du LMS sur la capacité d'apprentissage des étudiants et leurs performances, ainsi que les facteurs pouvant influencer l'adoption des plateformes LMS. Le document se termine par des recommandations sur la méthodologie pour établir une approche centrée sur l'étudiant, l'apprentissage collaboratif.


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How to Cite

Aliyu, M., Issah , S. ., Abdulrrahman, A. ., Bakare , Z. O., & Aibinu, M. A. (2021). Learning Management System – Review on the Adoption of Collaborative tools for Learning. West African Journal of Open and Flexible Learning, 9(2), 129–140. Retrieved from https://wajofel.org/index.php/wajofel/article/view/27



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