On the Relationship Between Pedagogical Design and Content Management in eLearning
This chapter explores the relationship between pedagogical design and content management in the creation and use of online learning resources. A strong relationship between the two concepts is presented and in particular that the strategies and considerations around content management in eLearning systems impose a number of constraints on the variety of pedagogical designs and methods that are available to teachers using these technologies. For instance, it exposes the problems that arose when changing from one Virtual Learning Environment (or Learning Management System) to another one. It also outlines the issue of re-usability which is a crucial factor of many aspects of e-learning content management and pedagogy.
KeywordsLearning Object Content Management Learning Content Learning Resource Pedagogical Design
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