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Web-Based Course Support Systems: An Essential Tool for Supporting Flexible Learning Environment

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4 Author(s)
Bak, O. ; Bus. Sch., Univ. of Greenwich, London ; Edmunds, M. ; Nielsen, D. ; Stair, N.

In higher education Web-based course support systems are essential for supporting flexible learning environments. They provide tools to enable the interaction between student and tutor to reinforce transfer of theory to understanding particularly in an academic environment, therefore this paper will examine issues associated with the use of curriculum and learning resources within Web-based course support systems and the effectiveness of the resulting flexible learning environments This paper is a general discussion about flexible learning and in this case how it was applied to one of the courses at undergraduate level one. The first section will introduce what is flexible learning and the importance of flexible learning in higher education followed by the description of the course and why the flexible learning concepts is important in such a course and finally, how the flexibility was useful for this particular instance.

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Database and Expert Systems Application, 2008. DEXA '08. 19th International Workshop on

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1-5 Sept. 2008