Abstract—The paper promotes a cloud-based course
management system for higher educational institutions. Thru
cloud services the student’s assignments, examinations and
other activities are automatically recorded in a database and
immediately the results are evaluated. The system provides
timely feedback to the learners regarding their rating. It
provides online examination that can randomize questions from
the question bank which provides unique set of questions per
student. Thus, synchronous automated examination is secured
even though there is limited space for the examinees and they
are seated closely with each other as they take the exam. The
said system was pilot tested to eighty (80) freshmen college
students. Based on the result of the survey obtained from the
respondents they highly recommend the proposed system. Thus,
it can be utilized as an alternative strategy for delivering
courses to facilitate resources and services in the classroom.
Index Terms—Cloud-based application, course management system, didactic model, synchronous learning.
B. E. V. Comendador and A. C. Guillo are with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Benilda Eleonor V. Comendador and Alberto C. Guillo, "A Community Cloud-Based Course Management System Using Platform as a Service (PaaS) Model for Higher Educational Institutions," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 478-482, 2014.