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ERIC Number: ED479618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
CMI Theory and Practice: Historical Roots of Learning Management Systems.
Szabo, Michael; Flesher, Ken
Learning Management Systems (LMS) represent a rapidly expanding domain of e-learning touted to bring great efficiencies and effectiveness to organizations through growth and training of employees. Their presence is made possible by recent gains in instructional technology of power, speed, and accessibility, enhanced by the demise of the limitations of microcomputers of the 1980s. There is little current LMS research to support the marketing claims made by system vendors, with respect to either organizational or individual change and effectiveness. LMSs, in fact, have a rich history in theory and practice, derived from numerous projects and studies completed during the days before microcomputers, in the time of mainframes, which devoured vast sums of money and programming expertise. This paper examines key elements of the seminal history of computer-managed instruction (CMI), including developmental writings, theoretical underpinnings, and applications in various fields. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/AEF)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.