Thursday, October 23, 2008

Web 2.0 and Course Management Systems

A course management system is used by many colleges and universities as a kind of toolbox of technologies and organizational structure for online classes. But, there is a trap. One has to ask, are these the right tools? Are they organized and presented in a way that is consistent with the pedagogy we seek to implement? Is content aligned with the tools in a naviation bar, or is the content integrated into modules that scaffold the learning with a wide array of connections and resources each step along the way? This article linked to this posting title examines the CMS/LMS in the context of the advent of Web 2.0 and hints at the future.

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