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DECP 05: e-Content Creation

e-Learning in broader way

Technologies in Textual Deliveries

CMS – Content Management System

A content management system (CMS) is a computer software system for organizing and facilitating collaborative creation of documents and other content. CMS is deployed as web application for easily managing web sites/content for various courses among universities and educationist around the world. CMS‟s make web page content management simple for even non-technical users, allowing designated users to change most aspects of their sites themselves, without the intervention of a web developer. Anyone with basic word processing skills can easily learn to manage the CMS deployed for your website.

Why do we need CMS?

In a CMS, pages and content can be added via a browser interface without requiring users to understand “web” languages such as HTML and CSS (although knowing these languages makes the process even easier). A CMS, in essence, is very much an enabler of end users, as it shifts a large degree of control to the end departments. It eliminates the dependability of dedicated staff to be deployed for content updation and upload over the web server again and again.

Technical requirements

All the CMS / LMS runs on open source software (OSS) and follow SCROM's principles which require LAMP services (LINUX - APPACHE - MYSQL - PHP). A server must meet these required tools to run any CMS. As most of the Users may not have LINUX systems or servers readily available with them, these tools (APACHE - MYSQL - PHP) can be installed on windows operating system / servers. A CMS should be accessible by learners publically, for that you must deploy your CMS on a web server which meets foresaid requirement.

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