Integration of Public University Web Sites and Learning Management Systems

Integration of Public University Web Sites and Learning Management Systems

Bernard Ostheimer (University of Giessen, Germany)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-024-0.ch011
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Abstract

Internet technology has found its way into all areas of business and research. The World Wide Web is also used at universities to achieve different goals. On the one hand, it acts as a means of outer appearance, on the other hand, as an instrument of knowledge transfer and knowledge examination. Of course other purposes in addition to those named above do exist. Often different systems are used to achieve the different goals; usually, Web content management systems (WCMS) are used for the outer appearance and learning management systems (LMS) for transfer and examination of knowledge. Although these systems use the same medium (i.e., the WWW), it can be stated that often there is a heterogeneous landscape of systems. Resultant is the object of investigation of the present chapter. The chapter analyses the challenges concerning the integration of public Web sites and LMS a typical European university has to face.

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