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Learning Management System (LMS) is widely used in academic institutions around the world. The aim of this poster is to review the evaluation features of these systems that consult two types of sources: peer-reviewed magazines and web documents. Our results show that the current emphasis is on the evaluation of technology, which suggests the need for induced evaluation for a theory / learning focused on academic results.

Learning Management System is a diverse group of software that is designed to support education in the network environment. Currently, many health education programs are planning to implement these systems, or are using. Careful planning and evaluation is required to make these techniques effective. In addition to academic support for learning in LMS evaluation, integration of diverse perspectives such as cost / effectiveness, technical specifications of the product, commercial characteristics are required. The purpose of this article is to analyze the features of LMS that have been published to meet future research requirements.

In this study, two sources of information were used: traditional magazines and web pages. Research journals were selected as the primary source of information about this or their domain for their popularity and their traditional roles in the medical community. Web pages were selected as a source based on their popularity and reach.

To find research articles, two databases were consulted: PubMed and Eric. These databases presented a complete index of research literature not only in medical education but also in other social and academic disciplines. Five words were used to find each database: “Learning management system”, “LMS”, “courseware”, “webcity”, “blackboard”. As a secondary strategy to filter within the search, “education” and “assessment” were also introduced. Two brand names used in this search were selected due to their popularity. If their content was related to the evaluation of any aspect of LMS, then the received articles were selected. After the same process, web search was done using the Business Search Engine (Google). The pages were chosen using the same criteria, which limits our search to the first 30 links returned by search engines.

The data collection included identifying and tabulating the main features identified in each article. Communication, education management, file management, web production, educational support, other: new tables were made keeping the variables in the following groups.