Future Directions of Course Management Systems

Future Directions of Course Management Systems

David Mills (ANGEL Learning, Inc., USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-512-2.ch019
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Course management systems will unquestionably become one of the most critical enterprise systems in higher education. This is because these systems are more closely aligned with the core mission of teaching and learning than any others. Although these systems have already undergone extraordinary transformation in just a few short years, we are at only the very beginning of the evolutionary process. It is critical that CMS vendors look to the students, educators, and administrators that interact with these systems to identify what new tools and features they need. Consequently, the next stage of innovation in course management systems should therefore focus more on features specifically related to promoting better and more efficient processes for teaching and learning online. More flexible administration options should make these systems easier to maintain. Emerging standards will continue to simplify communications and data exchange with other systems. Finally, the infusion of sound principles of instructional design and learning theory into the tools themselves promises to transform today’s course management systems into tomorrow’s expert systems for teaching and learning.

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Carole A. Barone
Patricia McGee, Colleen Carmean, Ali Jafari
Chapter 1
Colleen Carmean, Gary Brown
The authors examine CMS as a new enterprise technology. Using a model of transformative assessment that frames value within alignment of... Sample PDF
Measure for Measure: Assessing Course Management Systems
Chapter 2
Phil Long, Frank Tansey
Specifications define the nature of the interconnections between the distinct parts of complex learning systems, but not their boundaries.  Next... Sample PDF
Standards? What and Why?
Chapter 3
Joan K. Lippincott
Content owned or licensed by academic libraries, such as electronic journals, art image databases, and digital videos, provides a means to enhance... Sample PDF
Libraries, Information, and Course Management Systems
Chapter 4
Xornam S. Apedoe
The purpose of this chapter is to explore the relationship between instructors’ conceptions of teaching and the design and use of course management... Sample PDF
The Interplay of Teaching Conceptions and Course Management System Design: Research Implications and Creative Innovations for Future Designs
Chapter 5
Marwin Britto
In recent years, institutions of higher education have been migrating to the Web for instruction in record numbers. While Web-based course... Sample PDF
Frameworks for CMS Design and Evaluation
Chapter 6
Cyprien Lomas, Ulrich Rauch
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... Sample PDF
The CMS as Shapeshifter, Catalyst, and Engaging Learning Tool
Chapter 7
Bob Bender
This chapter is a case study in the use of course management systems (CMS) in teaching and learning.  A narrative from a faculty perspective, this... Sample PDF
Learner Engagement and Success in CMS Environments
Chapter 8
Lynne O’Brien, Amy Campbell, Samantha Earp
In this chapter, we draw on examples from selected disciplines to highlight how implementing a course management system can encourage curricular... Sample PDF
CMS Implementation as a Catalyst for Curricular Change
Chapter 9
Youmei Liu
The effective faculty use of course management systems (CMS) is the key to the successful online instructional delivery. This chapter focuses on two... Sample PDF
NGCMS: Exploring and Supporting Effective Faculty Use
Chapter 10
Patricia McGee, Vicki Suter, Jennifer Gurrie
Next generation course management systems must represent a convergence of the needs and perspectives of all of those who are engaged in the teaching... Sample PDF
Over the Rainbow: Waking up in Tomorrow's OZ
Chapter 11
Nada Dabbagh
This chapter describes how course management systems (CMS) can be utilized to support learner-centered practices and meaningful learning in... Sample PDF
Pushing the Envelope: Designing Authentic Learning Activities Using Course Management Systems
Chapter 12
Van Weigal
The course management system (CMS) has become a focal point for conceptualizing the place and purpose of e-learning in higher education. Because of... Sample PDF
From Course Management to Curricular Capabilities: A Capabilities Approach for the Next-Generation CMS
Chapter 13
Steven Shaw, Vivek Venkatesh
The capabilities of the current generation of course management systems (CMS) are limited; even market-leading platforms are arguably inadequate for... Sample PDF
The Missing Link to Enhanced Course Management Systems: Adopting Learning Content Management Systems in the Educational Sphere
Chapter 14
Jesko Kaltenbaek
A basic condition for efficient computer-supported cooperative learning in higher education is the direct support of computer-mediated communication... Sample PDF
Virtual Classroom Facilities Embedded in a Course Management System
Chapter 15
Richard Caladine
Online learning and course management systems are central to learning universities and colleges, and a model that blends face-to-face learning with... Sample PDF
The Use of Database-Driven Web Pages to Increase the Functionality of Current Online Learning Technology
Chapter 16
Jon Lanestedt, Mona Stokke
In the chapter we discuss how higher education can support learning and evaluation by use of portfolios as an integrated functionality in course... Sample PDF
CMS Portfolios for Learning and Evaluation
Chapter 17
Robby Robson
The course management systems developed in the mid-to-late 90s helped get instructors online and partially automated course administration services... Sample PDF
Putting Course Management Systems Behind Us
Chapter 18
Barbara Ross
Author Barbara Ross, co-founder and Chief Operating Office of WebCT, Inc., posits that in the future the “course” will become a decreasingly... Sample PDF
Course Management Systems for Learning: Future Designs
Chapter 19
David Mills
Course management systems will unquestionably become one of the most critical enterprise systems in higher education. This is because these systems... Sample PDF
Future Directions of Course Management Systems
Chapter 20
Vijay Kumar, Jeff Merriman
We propose a trajectory for learning technology systems that represent a departure from closed, monolithic approaches, typically inherent in the... Sample PDF
From Course Management Systems to Open Frameworks and Sustainable Ecology of Educational Systems
Chapter 21
Ali Jafari
This chapter discusses the characteristics and requirements for the Next Generation of Course Management System (CMS). The chapter begins with a... Sample PDF
Conceptualizing a New CMS Design
Chapter 22
Bryan Alexander
Next-generation course management systems (CMS) are likely to take advantage of today’s applications’ structural and pedagogical limitations... Sample PDF
Next Generation: Speculations in New Technologies
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