Considering The Current Status Of CMS In Terms Of Technology Life Cycle And From A User-Centered Approach
Dai Zhang, Steven Shaw, Concordia University, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Abstract: Given its increasing important role in higher education, Course management systems (CMS) have attracted a lot of attention from scholars and experts. The development of CMS calls for systematic planning, design, and development methodologies that could lead us to offer a satisfying product. This paper introduces a framework - °Technology Life Cycle and Customer±, and uses this framework to analyze the current status of CMS. Current CMS is immature and in a technology-driven stage. Therefore, the current efforts to improve it should take a real user-centered approach and focus on improving relevant CMS technologies and providing functional features based on users' requirements. The paper also introduces a methodology to capture customers' and users' needs for next-generation CMS.
Zhang, D. & Shaw, S. (2005). Considering The Current Status Of CMS In Terms Of Technology Life Cycle And From A User-Centered Approach. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1091-1096). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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