Towards a Support System for Course Design

Omar Talbi, Bruno Warin, Christophe Kolski


Many stakeholders in higher education develop with time. In this paper, we propose a new type of platform, called a Teaching Content Management System (TCMS). Such platforms are intended for instructors to help them produce teaching specifications and quality teaching designs. We first of all present drivers of change that currently affect universities and we discuss some specific aspects of education in higher education. We then derive a set of support requirements for instructors and provide a services design that TCMS should comply with.


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Paper Citation

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Talbi O., Warin B. and Kolski C. (2013). Towards a Support System for Course Design . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 449-454. DOI: 10.5220/0004411704490454

in Bibtex Style

author={Omar Talbi and Bruno Warin and Christophe Kolski},
title={Towards a Support System for Course Design},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Towards a Support System for Course Design
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
AU - Talbi O.
AU - Warin B.
AU - Kolski C.
PY - 2013
SP - 449
EP - 454
DO - 10.5220/0004411704490454