Manager, Learning Support Systems
To highlight the availability of a new Web-based bibliographic database management application, Northwestern University has developed software to enable access to the tool within the campus’ course management system (CMS). Students have the application always available within the CMS without requiring a second login after completing a simple initial procedure. Northwestern’s work is freely available as open source and has been adopted by a number of other universities. This innovation is offering opportunities for instructors to design new active learning projects for students, consistent with recommendations from contemporary learning science research.