e-Syllabus System Supporting the Discovery of Learning Paths
Yasuo Miyoshi, Takahiro Oie, Hiroshi Kawakami, Tetsushi Ueta, Yoneo Yano, Tokushima University, Japan
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
We have developed an e-Syllabus system that represents graphically and dynamically the relationships between lectures. This development represents one of the improvements of infrastructure for education and learning. In order to construct the e-Syllabus, three new columns have been added to each lecture of the syllabus: keywords, preceding lectures and relational lectures. XML is used as a storage format; it allows us to represent the structured data within on a text file that can be stored on a CD-ROM. Thus, without accessing the web, it is possible to represent graphically and discover the relations between the lectures. This representation of the syllabus supports the students in the discovery of learning-paths and the definition of learning plan. Thus, the e-Syllabus system improves the convenience of using the syllabus.
Miyoshi, Y., Oie, T., Kawakami, H., Ueta, T. & Yano, Y. (2006). e-Syllabus System Supporting the Discovery of Learning Paths. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 784-789). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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