Using learning platforms in optional language courses
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science, 2006
Learning platforms have become an increasingly useful tool for university courses, particularly distance courses. In this chapter I compare two learning platforms, Fronter and Claroline. The learning platforms were used with three different language courses, all of which were on campus courses in order to ascertain the benefits of using such platforms. The hope was that the quality of submissions would increase as well as the commitment to the course. The results show that there were many benefits to the platforms ranging from increased quality to greater group unity to decreased administration.