If you purchased this e-book, then you probably want to set-up an online Course Management System (CMS) that you can use, which costs far less than the commercial systems out there on the market at this time. That is, coincidentally, the goal of this book: to teach you how to set-up your own CMS using open-source software and an inexpensive Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Contemporary Instructional Concepts
In addition, you will be able to download and install a course template that will give you the "bare bones" elements to begin constructing your own courses. This book is meant to serve the following audience: . Charter School Administrators . Home School Parents with Some Technical Knowledge . Public School Administrators Who Want a More Inexpensive Alternative to Blackboard and Other High-Priced CMS . Private School Administrators . Private Educators and Consultants
One of the major problems with the “technology boom” of the 80s and 90s was the fact that many folks had to contend with the “high end,” corporate sales jobs done to local school districts and colleges. Some have even argued that we were also “conned” at the national level, but I won’t go into that. As a result, public schools attempted to “control” high enrollments by turning to computer-organized lessons and expensive course management systems run by big corporations hiding behind very small software systems. What happened? More parents are today pulling their kids out of public schools, and the former public school venue has begun turning more toward a charter school prototype.