Title: Web based support for collaborative course design and teaching among university faculties

Authors: Michel R. Klein

Addresses: HEC School of Management, Information and Decision Science Department, Jouy-en-Josas 78350, France

Abstract: We present here the type of collaborative support tool to the development of which we participate and which we are currently testing between a network of management schools. The tool we focus on is EDUCANEXT, a web based platform allowing the exchange of digitalised learning resources and learning activities and the support of group work in designing and teaching joint virtual courses. This service is based mainly on the software developed during the European project UNIVERSAL. The usefulness and key design ideas of the software are introduced as well as the its main functions and specific problems raised by an academic environment. We present the way a sophisticate learning resources developed using a knowledge-based Decision Support System (DSS) is being shared throughout the network.

Keywords: learning resources; online learning; learning software; knowledge base; network; collaborative course design; management education; digital learning; web-based learning; group work; virtual courses; intelligent DSS; decision support systems; teaching support.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMDM.2004.005645

International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 2004 Vol.5 No.4, pp.313 - 332

Available online: 08 Nov 2004 *

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