Understanding the Knowledge Sharing Capabilities of LMS: an exploratory research

Samer Barakat


The objective of this research is to understand the knowledge sharing capabilities of Learning Management Systems among professors and researchers; this exploratory qualitative research was implemented on a focus group comprised of MIS and E-business professors at applied science university. The researcher used in depth interviews to collect research data from professors using an open source Learning Management Systems. Most of the professors thought that Learning Management Systems enhance Knowledge Sharing among their peers. Professors can share lecture notes, power point presentations, electronic books, quizzes, exam questions, case studies and other learning materials. Our research findings indicate that learning management systems are an excellent tools for the transfer of knowledge in a university setting and are considered a true source of knowledge creation, captures, transform, collaborate and share. 


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