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Managing evolution and change in web-based teaching and learning environments

Pahl, Claus (2003) Managing evolution and change in web-based teaching and learning environments. Computers & Education, 40 (2). pp. 99-114. ISSN 0360-1315

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The state of the art in information technology and educational technologies is evolving constantly. Courses taught are subject to constant change from organisational and subject-specific reasons. Evolution and change affect educators and developers of computer-based teaching and learning environments alike – both often being unprepared to respond effectively. A large number of educational systems are designed and developed without change and evolution in mind. We will present our approach to the design and maintenance of these systems in rapidly evolving environments and illustrate the consequences of evolution and change for these systems and for the educators and developers responsible for their implementation and deployment. We discuss various factors of change, illustrated by a Web-based virtual course, with the objective of raising an awareness of this issue of evolution and change in computer-supported teaching and learning environments. This discussion leads towards the establishment of a development and management framework for teaching and learning systems.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:architectures for educational technology systems; distance education and telelearning; interactive learning environments; multimedia/hypermedia systems
Subjects:Social Sciences > Educational technology
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:Pergamon Press (Elsevier)
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Copyright Information:© 2003 Elsevier Ltd.
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16148
Deposited On:17 May 2011 14:49 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 17 May 2011 14:49

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