Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy

Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy

Patricia McGee (The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA), Colleen Carmean (Arizona State University West, USA) and Ali Jafari (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA)
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Release Date: February, 2005|Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 399
ISBN13: 9781591405122|ISBN10: 1591405122|EISBN13: 9781591405146|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-512-2


Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy is a comprehensive overview of standards, practices and possibilities of course management systems in higher education. Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy focuses on what the current knowledge is (in best practices, research, standards and implementations) and the history of the CMS, while also discussing innovative practices in CMS instructional design that have been informed by learning theory and intentional pedagogy. The last section of this book is an invited section, where vendors (WebCT, OKI, Angel) and innovators address their vision of the tools, practices and possibilities in a true next generation.

Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy represents the points-of-view of a variety of stakeholders and allows each to write in the style and language that is relevant to their field, making this an incredibly useful tool for practitioners, developers, administrators, faculty members, and students.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patricia McGee is a faculty member in the Instructional Technology program in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Two successive summers as American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) US Navy Research Faculty with the Joint ADL Co-Lab in Orlando, Florida provided a foundation for her work as a 2003 NLII Fellow researching and writing about learning objects and next generation course management systems. As director of a PT3 and Microsoft/AACTE Innovative Teaching grant, she contributes to campus-wide technology initiatives. She develops, teaches, and studies online courses. Currently she is leading an open source ePortfolio project, as well as conducting research about pedagogy within course management system and institutional learning object development and policy-making. Patricia earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Instructional Technology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Colleen Carmean is the IT Director of Instructional & Desktop Support for Arizona State University at the West campus. She teaches applied computing, is responsible for faculty development and support initiatives in technology at her campus, and is currently on the Teaching and Technology editorial board for MERLOT. As a National Learning Infrastructure Initiative Fellow in 2002, Carmean researched learner-centered practices in higher education. She earned her master's degree from the University of Arizona, bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, and studied at the University of Paris, Sorbonne, where she received a baccalaureate in Civilization.
Ali Jafari is a professor at the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA. In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Jafari is the Founder and Director of the CyberLab at IUPUI, where his research focuses on smart learning environments and intelligent agents; Founder and Director of; and co-Founder of Dr. Jafari has initiated, directed, and co-developed several high-profile, successful technology solutions for education, including the Oncourse Course Management System currently used by the Indiana University campuses; as well as the ANGEL Learning Management System, now a commercial product; and the new Epsilen Environment.