Linking media servers & course management systems
While VHS tapes and CDs are still an indispensable medium for many language instructors, the transition to online digital media is gaining momentum. One advantage of digital multimedia residing on a networked server over media stored on VHS, CD or DVD media is the ability for users to simultaneously control the learning material. In addition to simultaneous access, learners can also download digital media from outside of class via the Internet to a personal computer or a portable device, such an iPod or mobile phone. By linking digital media with a course management system (CMS), multimedia activities can be tied with data from learners and courses. Digital media can be added to, for example, comprehension question activities, forums, blogs or progress reports.
Daniels, P. (2008). Linking media servers & course management systems. The JALT CALL Journal, 4(3), 54-60.