Course management systems, like any other technology, have an inherent purpose implied in their design, and therefore a built-in pedagogy.
BiographyLisa M. Lane directs the Program for Online Teaching in MiraCosta College's Teaching Academy, part of the Professional Development Program. She has taught online history classes since 1998, and holds an M.A. in History from U.C.S.B. and a Online Teaching Certificate from U.C.L.A.
Creating an online class is a task of construction. A course management system (CMS) provides faculty with a set of tools, a kit to use as we build our classes.