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Using iTextbook as an alternate frontend to learning management systems

Bagheri, Mahan, Ong, Kok-Leong and Mustard, Jamie 2014, Using iTextbook as an alternate frontend to learning management systems, in CSEDU 2014 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, SCITEPRESS, Setubal, Portugal, pp. 85-96.

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Title Using iTextbook as an alternate frontend to learning management systems
Author(s) Bagheri, Mahan
Ong, Kok-Leong
Mustard, Jamie
Conference location Barcelona. Spain
Conference dates 1-3 Apr. 2014
Title of proceedings CSEDU 2014 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Publication date 2014
Start page 85
End page 96
Total pages 12
Publisher SCITEPRESS
Place of publication Setubal, Portugal
Keyword(s) E-books
IBooks
Interactive
ITextbook
Learning management systems
Mobile learning
Summary Learning management systems (LMS) have been a popular tool for delivery of learning content as well as the management of learners and courses. In recent years, the ubiquity of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets has seen the increased popularity of using them to consume eBooks. While the LMS is popular among administrators, accessing content on mobile devices appear to be the preference of our learners. Furthermore, there are reports on a number of shortcomings with learners using the LMS, e.g., the experience of using LMSes on mobile devices falling short and learners are less engaged interacting with the LMS than with their mobile devices, etc. In this paper, we investigate the idea of using eBooks as an alternative frontend for learners to interact with the LMS. A proof of concept eBook was developed for a data management course to showcase how content on the LMS can be deployed via the eBook interface while connecting our learners to the LMS for learning management. We find that this approach delivers a rich and immersive experience to our learners, as they would expect from their devices. The outcomes also gave us food for thought regarding how LMSes may evolve in the future.
ISBN 9789897580208
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2014, SCITEPRESS
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30073045

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