The CMS as Shapeshifter, Catalyst, and Engaging Learning Tool
Cyprien Lomas (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) and Ulrich Rauch (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
Copyright: © 2005
Content management systems (CMS) have been purposed for different tasks on our campuses and are in danger of becoming all things to all people. In our discussion we re-evaluate those aspects of a CMS that appear to make the greatest impact on teaching and learning. While a CMS may do duty as a vessel for containing and interacting with content, we see its greatest appeal and persuasion in its availability to all learners and teachers and its potential to transform itself according to a user’s need. By separately analyzing common uses and current applications of a CMS, we identify the tools and components of a CMS that offer the most promise in the future.