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ERIC Number: EJ1137759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Teaching Dance with Online Course Management Systems
Colombi, Erika; Knosp, Suzanne
Journal of Dance Education, v17 n2 p73-76 2017
As a result of easier access to and functionality of the Internet, online course management systems (CMSs) began to be developed in the mid-1990s. These technological tools were created to fill a need in the growing field of teaching through online courses.Most notable of these course tools are Blackboard (2015) and Desire2Learn (1999). Both of these learning platforms (or others similar) have been implemented throughout the country in most higher education institutions. These tools are similar in that they allow instructors to post news, manage grades, add documents (syllabi, course readings, assignments), and offer an area for students to have virtual discussions. A new CMS, Notebowl, was created in 2014 at the University of Arizona, by graduating seniors Andrew Chaifetz and Alex Slaughter (see Notebowl 2015). It was designed to be an easier and more learner-centered alternative to D2L and Blackboard. We highlight the functionality of Notebowl in this article because that is what we are using for our online and hybrid classes. Notebowl offers all of the same options as both Blackboard and D2L and the applications we discuss can be adapted to other CMSs. Although we look at all three CMSs, there is a stronger focus on Notebowl, as it is the CMS that we currently use. However, the ideas we present can be adapted to all CMSs, as they function similarly and are often being upgraded through influence from other CMSs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona
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