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ERIC Number: EJ1144182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1642-1027
"Dropbox" Brings Course Management Back to Teachers
Niles, Thaddeus M.
Teaching English with Technology, v13 n1 p20-28 2013
Course management software (CMS) allows teachers to deliver content electronically and manage collaborative coursework, either blending with face-to-face interactions or as the core of an entirely virtual classroom environment. CMS often takes the form of an electronic storehouse of course materials with which students can interact, a virtual space where students can upload assignments and projects, or both. "Dropbox" software offers a nimble alternative to larger CMS products such as Blackboard along with greater autonomy for individual instructors. Teachers working in less-traditional settings may appreciate "Dropbox's" mobility and flexibility, while shrinking budgets and less-reliable institutional support in general may add to the appeal of leaner software options.
IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group / University of Nicosia / Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. Ul. J. Sowinskiego 17, 20-041 Lublin, Poland. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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