Abstract: Course Management Systems (CMSs) are becoming more important within the higher education scenario. However, the main weakness of these systems is that they are built for general use without taking into consideration the peculiarities of each discipline. This research describes a study on the needs of ESL instructors in selected Malaysian institutions of higher learning when it comes to course management systems. The findings indicate that it is very important to cater to the needs of the target users of CMSs especially the requirements for the discipline or subject. The respondents also rate communications and collaboration as important as well. This study finally present some design features based on the findings of the study.
Afendi Hamat and Mohamed Amin Embi, 2011. Designing Course Management Systems for ESL Instruction in Institutions of Higher Learning: A Needs Analysis. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 6: 381-386.