E-Learning Technology Systems

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Module Objective

The main purpose of the course is the knowledge of educational theories and familiarity with the use of new technologies in distance education as well as the development of educational resources and assignments.

Module Study Targets

By the end of the course, students will be able to :

  • Compare and contrast the major learning theories
  • Determine the benefits and drawbacks of different learning management systems and other distance learning platforms
  • Compare and contrast synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • Install and use basic administrative functions of an LMS
  • Create educational multimedia learning objects
  • Demonstrate understanding by designing and implementing an educational scenario for a distance learning course

Module Acquired Abilities

At the end of the course, students will have acquired the skills to:

  • Decision Making: Choose the appropriate learning management system according to many factors (e.g. hardware, network, educational needs, resources etc) and also to select the appropriate educational learning material
  • Autonomous work: Knowledge of the installation of a Learning Management System as well as the implementation of administrative tasks
  • Work in a multidisciplinary environment: Solving installation and communication problems between different applications and operating systems. Additional to develop e-learning resources and assignments for different scientific areas

Module Description

The following gives a list of topics, covered in the course :

  • Introduction and Background on Educational Technology
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Learning Theories
  • Instructional Design and Course Organization
  • Design and Development of Multimedia Learning Content
  • Course Authoring Tools
  • Learning Technology Standards
  • The Modern Web Technologies in Education
  • Asynchronous E-Learning: The Case of Moodle
  • Synchronous E-Learning: The Case of Open Meetings
  • Collaborative and Virtual Environments in Education
  • Evaluation Issues
  • Future Trends in Education

Module Student Evaluation

Project (100%)

Students are required to develop a website for distance learning with specific requirements. In addition, they implement the necessary educational multimedia objects.


  • S. Retalis, "Advanced Learning Technologies for Learning", ISBN 960033983X, Kastaniotis Publishing, 2005

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