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How To, and Why? What You Should Know About Course

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Well over a hundred course and learning management systems are available on the market today. So the time and energy an institution might invest in researching considerable. Unfortunately, many institutions seek out systems that are technically robust rather than ten has less to do with learning than management. The problem is that end-users, instructors and students, may be disinclined to use the system; all of the system's compelling administrative features will prove meaningless to them if the user interface makes learning cumbersome for students or if the system itself is so complicated that instructors develop strategies for avoidance. Because the success (or failure) of any learning management system is largely dependent upon the effective use instructors and students make of it, institutions would do well to consider-prior to system hunting, in fact-how they plan to train instructors and students to use the system and why they think such a system will benefit them in teaching and learning.


Hines, S. & Cooke-Plagwitz, J. (2001). How To, and Why? What You Should Know About Course. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 753-758). Norfolk, VA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 25, 2022 from .



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