Thursday, November 13, 2003

The EduTools Guidelines to Evaluate Course Management Systems

If you are on the hunt for the right Course Management Systems (a generic term usually used in America to generalized LMS as well as LCMS), the EduTools Guidelines to Evaluate Course Management Systems is a good reference to start with. Other useful information on EduTools are the Student Services and e-Learning Policies. However, I am covering the Course Management Systems guidelines for this posting.

The guidelines consist of LEARNER TOOLS, SUPPORT TOOLS, and the TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS. Within these categories, there are criterias that are comprehensive of the components and features that supports the tools and specifications.

The EduTools is a web-based resource for the higher education community.

The EduTools project is based on a website created in 1997 by British Columbia's Centre for Curriculum, Technology & Transfer (C2T2) and Bruce Landon.

LEARNER TOOLS
Communication Tools
Discussion Forums
File Exchange
Internal Email
Online Journal/Notes
Real-time Chat
Video Services
Whiteboard

Productivity Tools
Bookmarks
Calendar/Progress Review
Orientation/Help
Searching Within Course
Work Offline/Synchronize

Student Involvement Tools
Groupwork
Self-assessment
Student Community Building
Student Portfolios

SUPPORT TOOLS
Administration Tools
Authentication
Course Authorization
Hosted Services
Registration
Integration

Course Delivery Tools
Automated Testing and Scoring
Course Management
Instructor Helpdesk
Online Grading Tools
Student Tracking

Curriculum Design
Accessibility Compliance
Content Sharing/Reuse
Course Templates
Curriculum Management
Customized Look and Feel
Instructional Design Tools
Instructional Standards Compliance

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Hardware/Software
Client Browser Required
Database Requirements
Server Software
Unix Server
Windows Server

Pricing/Licensing
Company Profile
Costs
Open Source
Optional Extras
Software Version

Posted by haxa on November 13, 2003 at 01:08 PM in Products & Solutions, Standards & Guidelines | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack