In this session, we were discussing the contrasts between Learning Management System (LMS), Course Management System and Content Management System (CMS). At first, I couldn’t decipher how they vary from each other even after googling them. Then, with the help and further explanation from Dr. Fariza, it can be concluded that Learning Management System is more into administration in which students used to deal with the courses, Course Management System is more into communicating with peers and lecturers while Content Management System is more into organizing and editing content on the websites.
To close, the presence of LMS and CMS has become a vital cog in the wheel of knowledge. For example, the students can chat with the teachers, collaborate on projects, reflect learning through blogs and e-Portfolios, and play educational games in a safe online environment.
On the other hand, if we see from another perspective, the concept of LMS and CMS in fact, are relevant to mobile learning too as it enables us to access the information whenever and wherever we are. Besides, it is said that 2015 is the year of mobile learning. And, according to a recent mobility trends report, the majority of Millennials aged 18-24, rate their mobile phone as more important to their daily lives than their laptop, television, deodorant and toothbrush.
We could not deny the fact that mobile devices nowadays are becoming more and more ubiquitous both inside and outside of our professional lives. To be exact, mobile has transformed numerous parts of our personal lives, from reading books to hailing a cab. In addition, Prof. Amin once said to us “Those who are born after 1995 up till now is known as the Generation Z – a generation that grows and learns with mobile devices”. Also, these days, students are communicating through Twitter, share photos on Facebook and keep up-to-date through blogs. Thus, there is no compelling reason to prohibit or force them to quit using those digital tools when actually, they had been proven in increasing the test results when students have the access to mobile devices.
In a nutshell, the digital era is already here. Therefore, their education needs to keep up at the same pace.