The Bazaar Online Conference System: Athabasca University’s Alternative to Proprietary Online Course Delivery Platforms

January 20, 2003

With the development of the Internet and the World Wide Web, instructors and students alike have begun to see the implementation of computer technology in many aspects of education—from Web discussion boards that supplement in-class lectures to courses that are fully delivered through online methods. Online course delivery and conferencing systems have indeed shown us an amalgamation of technology and education, especially in the realm of distance education. But although online course management systems (CMSs) have been available for almost a decade now, many instructors are still not using them to any great extent.

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