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Conference paper: Learning Management Systems as Platforms for Increasing the Digital and Health Literacy

ConferenceConference on e-health in Madrid, the 3rd International Conference of e-education, e-business and e-technology, 2-4.8.2019


Today, information and communication technology (ICT), that covers a wide plethora of various software applications and hardware devices, plays role as an integrated part and routine of the everyday lives, hence rapidly changing the manner of approaching to the useful information. In order to function effectively in the contemporary digital society, individuals need appropriate skills to be digitally literate and these skills need to be updated for information evaluation and knowledge gathering. Beside these digital literacy skills, another skills covering the ability to obtain, read, understand, and use healthcare information for addressing or solving various health problems are needed. In order to increase these both skills between population, especially between people with disabilities and elderly people, easiest way is to provide e-learning courses. Choosing the appropriate learning management system (LMS) in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standard in order to increase the digital and health literacy is a challenging task. In this paper we analyze and compare the key differences of the 8 most commonly used LMSs, according to the WCAG standard predefined criteria. 

Authors:  Natasha Blazheska-Tabakovska, Blagoj Ristevski, Snezana Savoska and Andrijana Bocevska (Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies – Bitola, “St. Kliment Ohridski” University – Bitola)