Computer Assisted Instruction - Research Article from Macmillan Science Library: Computer Sciences

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Learning Management Systems

One growing trend among schools is to use a powerful application called a Learning Management System (LMS). Some companies that sell LMSs provide a service to the schools. Students, using either the school-owned computers or computers in the schools provided by the company, connect to the service's web site to access a curriculum chosen by the faculty. The students access the educational resources for a specific period of time over a specific number of weeks; the frequency and duration vary from program to program.

"Traditional" curriculum can be integrated into an electronic teaching platform. Changing the format of the information sometimes helps students access the material more easily.

The advantages of using an LMS are compelling. Many students are eager to use such a site because of its "cool factor," which may motivate them to do well. The curriculum can be adjusted to focus...


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