Title: A Smart Courseware System for distance education

Authors: Jason C. Hung, Hui-Huang Hsu, Timothy K. Shih, Wen-Chih Chang, Ding-Jung Chiang

Addresses: Department of Information Management, Overseas Chinese University, No. 100, Chiao Kwang Rd., Taichung 407, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taipei Hsien, 25137, Taiwan, ROC. ' College of Computer Science, Asia University, No. 500, Lioufeng Rd., Wufeng, Taichung County 41354, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan; Department of Information Management, Technology and Science Institute of Northern Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Tamkang University, Tamsui, Taipei Hsien, Taiwan; Department of Information Management, Technology and Science Institute of Northern Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Abstract: In recent years, distance learning has been discussed extensively. With the ability to break the limitation of both spatial and time, distance education is able to offer anytime-and-anywhere study environment for students. Instructors can provide asynchronous online courses for students who are not able to attend the class on a regular basis. As a result, students now have a chance to learn anytime and anywhere with a computer and the internet. |Smart Courseware System (SCS)| provides both course authoring and student assessment functionality. Our system provides two main systems and each main system consisted of six sub-systems. We hope both instructors and students would be benefited from our proposed system. Furthermore, we also add an export function to our authoring system so instructors are able to export their courseware in the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) format. Instructors would be benefited from our expansion function that will automatically complete the complex transformation works for them.

Keywords: distance education; auto-tutoring; SCORM; sharable content object reference model; distance learning; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning; course authoring; student assessment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASS.2010.034110

International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies, 2010 Vol.3 No.2, pp.197 - 210

Published online: 12 Jul 2010 *

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