A system for managing changes in course material

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Abstract

Existing course management systems do not consider the management of course material changes, particularly courses that require more than one instructor. It is also important to communicate these changes to students registered in the course. Moreover, having one single repository of course material at the department level is very useful and can help the course assessment committee in each department to easily access course grades to perform quantitative course assessment. Existing learning systems lack three important features: (1) tracking changes made to course material; (2) informing instructors and students when a new material is uploaded and when an existing material is changed; and (3) managing changes. To overcome the above drawbacks, a course material change-management system was developed using Visual Basic programming language and Access database and was tested using a hypothetical case study. The novel aspect of the developed system is the effective management of changes made to course material and communicating these changes to instructors and students in a timely manner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2012 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Pages247-252
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 16 2012
Event4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2012 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: Apr 16 2012Apr 18 2012

Publication series

NameCSEDU 2012 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Volume1

Other

Other4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2012
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityPorto
Period4/16/124/18/12

Keywords

  • Change management
  • Course material
  • Education
  • Visual basic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Education

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