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ERIC Number: EJ853888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
WebCT: A Major Shift of Emphasis
Morningstar, Barbara; Schubert, Jeremy; Thibeault, Kristine
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v5 n3 Nov 2004
The evaluation reports in this series usually feature several products at once. The current review, however, comes at a time when one of the most widely used (and expensive) online learning management systems is undergoing a major change in its marketing strategy and corporate focus. "WebCT" is currently evolving to a new version ("WebCT Vista"), with much attendant discussion by distance education (DE) users. The current review, as the others in this series, adds the DE student's perspective to this discussion. The review compares the existing "WebCT" Campus Edition with the new "WebCT Vista", and examines some of the problems associated with the migration to Vista at the institutional level. A response to the report by the "WebCT" company is appended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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