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License CC BY 4.0

Designing CMS modules to support language learning


This article presents an overview of Course Management Systems [CMS] and how a CMS can be modified to support language learning environments. First, the author justifies the advantages of a CMS while examining how CMS fit into the realm of learning theory and pedagogy. Next, several crucial differences between open-source and proprietary CMS applications, and the essential strengths and weaknesses that need to be considered when selecting a CMS are outlined. The main part of the article focuses on a particular open-source CMS called Moodle and explains how it is possible to modify or add modules or blocks to Moodle in order to supplement or enrich language instruction.


Daniels, P. (2008). Designing CMS modules to support language learning. The JALT CALL Journal, 4(1), 93-104.