A Holistic Maturity Model for IT Aligned University Education: IA-LMM

S.D. Fernando (The Netherlands, Sri Lanka), A.N.W. Dahanayake, and H.G. Sol (The Netherlands)


IT alignment, learning objects, e-learning, evolutionary course development, maturity models, IT Aligned Learning Maturity Model


Evolutionary course development is a necessity, especially in IT university education, to be competitive in the demanding environment. Development of IT aligned learning objects to form evolutionary courses that are deployed through an e-learning system is the dynamics of such a university. To evaluate necessary variables or processes for such an activity, a theoretical framework should exist to provide a basis for quantifiable measurements. While existing maturity models provide some framework for such an evaluation, we are in the opinion that a holistic model that considers IT aligned learning environment, IT infrastructure, as well as their mutual coordination, does not exist. This paper presents IT Aligned Learning Maturity Model (AL-LMM) together with IT Aligned Capability Index (IACI) to provide a holistic maturity model. IA-LMM is a comprehensive 2 dimentional model providing a framework to assess their status of educational environment with respect to both IT infrastructure and e-learning aspects. It also can be used as a road map for improvement of a university educational environment. IACI quantitatively indicates how well both the infrastructure and e-learning aspects are coordinated.

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