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E-Learning and Management Information Systems
Universities Need Both

By Haitham A. El-Ghareeb / September 2009

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E-learning is the "learning" process revolution enabled by new technologies that, hopefully, will present an effective and efficient learning process that doesn't exist today. Learning management systems (LMSs) are responsible for "learning" activities, while university management information systems (UMISs) are responsible for handling University managerial activities.


  • Fri, 11 Dec 2020
    Post by Sima Singh

    Very helpful and Great information, I appreciate advice especially coming from a professional.

  • Tue, 20 Apr 2010
    Post by Eva Acqui

    Finally, a clear and detailed article that explains many issues of elearning...when you publish a whole book on all these, please make it available for us too. Best wishes and more articles and...books.

  • Fri, 01 Jan 2010
    Post by fatmaelgzar

    Excellent article ,thx Dr/haitham ,but i wanna 2 see real system

  • Sat, 31 Oct 2009
    Post by Ashish

    Good One, hope to see the models soon in the near future.

  • Thu, 08 Oct 2009
    Post by Hend Omar

    Really Really great effort, to create an article contains valuable information on a particular topic this is something difficult, but the most difficult thing is to make one that is easy , interesting , forcing readers to read it many times without feeling bored and contains valuable information at the same time , and that is what you did .. For me i read it several times and each time I gained new information or new meaning .. You was credible in this sentence "I often found myself frustrated with the number of graduation projects that used "e-Learning" in the title. There was a mild obsession with the managerial aspects of "the university" and abstracting the learning process from the uploading of course documents" i saw your enthusiasm when i read it,it seemed like strong motivation for you that make you eager to engage in this area and continue to search in this field, go ahead, and wait

  • Thu, 08 Oct 2009
    Post by anonymous

    interesting article hope to see real models soon , keep it up

  • Wed, 07 Oct 2009
    Post by Amr Samy

    Saying that I read the whole thing thoroughly i'd be lying to you, but it was good to know that it's not only about the actual learning process and it extends that to be a way to manage learning activities and the educational process.

    a commendable effort was done in breaking down the LMS parts - functionalities as they were called - which will be really helpful in implementing such models.

    My main concern about this is the environment even though I'm one of those who used the so called CBT tools and also I've considered online learning previously, I see the biggest challenge will be in imitating a social environment and this will need someone to come with an original and simple idea that might something like the e-learning facebook

  • Wed, 07 Oct 2009
    Post by Joël Fisler

    Hi, I read your interesting article. Thanks a lot. Just one comment: You forgot to list one important open source learning management system: OLAT, the Online And Training LMS. See for more information.

  • Tue, 06 Oct 2009
    Post by Hossam El-Deen M. Barakat


    Clear and well organized paper which contains breadth as well as good depth of information.

    wish you could record podcast/webcast about this paper.

    keep it up, waiting for the next one :)