Development and Assessment of the Use of an 'Authentic Learning Management System'(ALMS) in Undergraduate Literature Education

TDGs - Teaching Development Grants

Principal Investigator

  • Dr. JOHNSON Allan

Abstract

Learning Management Systems (LMS) such as Blackboard and Moodle have proven to be valuable tools for enhancing student learning, particularly in literature and language contexts (e.g. Gimmel, 2007; Levy, 2009; Lancashire, 2009). However, LMS are specific only to educational contexts, and students will ultimately leave them behind following graduation. 

Because digital technology has become a regular part of everyday life and thereby creating a necessary attention to the significance of digital literacy, it is my supposition that students can benefit at least equally, and perhaps more so, from the use of what I term an ‘Authentic Learning Management System’ (ALMS). 

This proposed project will seek to integrate the use of ALMS into my teaching and to provide best-practice examples for its use both within CityU and other universities.