Towards developing an integrated multimedia framework for enhanced e-Learning

G. G.D. Nishantha, Dang Anh, Davar Pishva, W. B. Claster, Yukuo Hayashida

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Abstract

In recent years, information and communication technology and multimedia technology have increasingly altered the landscape of the educational field particularly in higher education. In that, e-learning in its broad sense makes use of network and computing resources for bringing general education to the potential benefits of distant education and face to face classroom education. The amount of multimedia support facilitated by the e-learning systems has given significant consideration in order to make distance education as effective as classroom education and make the blended leaning experience more effective. While the technology is moving toward a multimedia rich learning management system, its practical deployments is still far away, due to many unsolved technical and pedagogical problems. In this paper we discuss the design and implementation of a prototype system umeLMS which features an integrated framework that interacts with a rich set of hypermedia contents and provides ubiquitous access. The main focus of this design is threefold: first input integration by which multimedia can be incorporated into the LMS in various ways. Second, content Integration by which different forms of hypermedia is linked to the course contents. Third, access integration by which a wide array of mobile devices are supported for multimedia content browsing which creates a real u-learning environment by enabling active participation in the learning/teaching process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2009 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Pages267-272
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 21
Event1st International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2009 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 2009 Mar 232009 Mar 26

Publication series

NameCSEDU 2009 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Volume1

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2009
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period09/3/2309/3/26

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Keywords

  • LMS
  • Learning management system
  • Lecture recording
  • Mobile learning
  • Multimedia streaming
  • UMELMS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Education

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Nishantha, G. G. D., Anh, D., Pishva, D., Claster, W. B., & Hayashida, Y. (2009). Towards developing an integrated multimedia framework for enhanced e-Learning. In CSEDU 2009 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Computer Supported Education (pp. 267-272). (CSEDU 2009 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Computer Supported Education; Vol. 1).