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1 EDC3100 – Assignment 1 An introduction to CMS LMS VLE and

2 A CMS is a software package that can:  be used for publishing, editing and modifying online content  offer site maintenance from a central page  manage workflow in a collaborative environment  be used to organise a large range of media CMS Content Management Systems Reference: Mauthe, A., & Thomas, P. (2004). Professional content management systems: handling digital media assets. West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons.

3 CMS Content Management Systems Popular CMS’s include Reference: World Wide Web Technology Surveys. (2012). Usage of content management systems for websites. Retrieved 26 March, 2012, from 53.7% 9.2% 6.8% 0.6%

4 LMS Learning Management Systems A LMS is a software package that can:  administrate, document, track and report on training  deal with classroom, online learning, e-learning and training content  assemble and deliver online learning  provide a collaborative learning environment  enable decentralised learning  enable knowledge reuse  share many characteristics with CMS’s and VLE’s Reference: Ellis, R. K. (2009). A Field Guide to LearningManagement Systems (LMS). Retrieved 26 March, 2012, from

5 LMS Learning Management Systems Popular LMS’s include

6 VLE Virtual Learning Environment Learning Management System = Virtual Learning Environment  The term VLE is more common in Asia, Europe and the UK  The term LMS is more commonly used in North America  It is likely you will run across both terms in Australia and online

7 Moodle describes itself as all three Moodle is an open source (free) software package that can function to fill all the requirements of most online learning requirements The following presentations will provide you with an overview of what Moodle can do and how you can increase its functionality using Moodle plug-ins Links and references will be provided so you can seek further information if you wish to look deeper into this educational tool


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