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A Hyperlink-based Model for the Management of Teaching Documents in a University Centre

International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education20159:9020311

https://doi.org/10.7238/rusc.v9i2.1332

Received: 15 October 2011

Accepted: 15 March 2012

Published: 19 December 2015

Abstract

Documents containing teaching information (course guides, curricula, rules, etc.) constitute an essential resource in higher education, particularly for students. Their importance has been stressed over the last few years, on the one hand by the creation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which has re-emphasised the need for sources of teaching information, and on the other by the widespread use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), which provide easy access to such sources. Consequently, the management of such documents is now one of the key procedures that university centres need to apply to the organisation of teaching. With this in mind, the main objective of this article is to present a new centre-level model for the management of teaching documents, implemented via a new software package developed for that purpose: SGD2F2. This new model represents an attempt to overcome the drawbacks that many centres experience when using the current model to manage teaching documents. Although this proposal has been developed for a particular faculty, by making a few alterations it could be adapted for use by any university centre or body responsible for the management of teaching.

Keywords

EHEA higher education teaching document HTML metadata document management system ICTs Internet