E-tutorial system using interoperable learning objects technology

Lim, Yeng Chai (2010) E-tutorial system using interoperable learning objects technology. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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E-learning is getting more important in education because of the rise of information technologies and their broad application in various fields, including education, to provide new or enhanced services. Learning objects play a major role in order to produce and deliver quality content for e-learning. By creating learning objects according to e-learning standards such as SCORM, it enables the learning objects to be reusable, accessible, interoperable and durable. A ‘Virtual Learning Environment’ (VLE) or a learning platform is normally used to support e-learning by providing online courses and other learning activities. Moodle is one of the most widely used VLEs. However, the Moodle version 1.9.2+, released in October 2008, does not support the SCORM 2004 Sequencing and Navigation, which is an improvement over the previous versions of the SCORM standards. SCORM 2004 Sequencing and Navigation is intended to help to provide learning with more control on the learning sequences. This allows the learning process to be customised according to the learners’ progress. This study proposes a new technique to create a SCORM module that can support a certain level of SCORM 2004 Sequencing and Navigation on Moodle version 1.9.2+. This technique uses a sequencing engine composed of multiple functions used to execute rules and behaviors of SCORM courses. With the technique, courses with sequencing and navigation rules in Moodle can be created. In addition, courses created by using sequencing rules can support an instructional strategy called remediation. This study experiments the technique by developing an e-tutorial module, which is one of the main services in e-learning. This study also shows the use of sequencing and navigation rules could improve learning. 83% of the users in the survey agreed that the use of sequencing rules in the tutorial is more time efficient compared to the tutorial without sequencing rules. Besides, the study shows that courses built with learning objects which comply to the SCORM 2004 standards are interoperable between different Learning Management System (LMS).

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-learning; Virtual Learning Environment; Moodle; Online courses; SCORM
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 07:48
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2013 07:48
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/479

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