Managing Learning Activities in E-Learning Systems

Mehregan Mahdavi (University of Guilan, Iran) and Ali Sajedi Badashian (Islamic Azad University of Lahijan, Iran)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 190
EISBN13: 9781609603601|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-869-2.ch013
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Abstract

The advent of computers and later the Internet has led to trends in Computer Aided Learning (CAL). The learning process is rapidly transforming from traditional learning to electronic learning. Computer-based systems enable effective delivery and access to learning materials, at a time and place chosen by the student. This case explores Learning Activity Management (LAM) systems, which are new tools for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities. LAM systems provide instructors with a flexible environment in which to design, organize and monitor the learning activities of the learners. We describe components and key features of LAM systems and also explore the challenges that exist in this field.
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