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Using iTextbook as an alternate frontend to learning management systems

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posted on 2024-06-04, 02:37 authored by M Bagheri, K-L Ong, Jamie MustardJamie Mustard
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.

History

Pagination

85-96

Location

Barcelona. Spain

Open access

  • Yes

Start date

2014-04-01

End date

2014-04-03

ISBN-13

9789897580208

Language

eng

Publication classification

E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed

Copyright notice

2014, SCITEPRESS

Title of proceedings

CSEDU 2014 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education

Publisher

SCITEPRESS

Place of publication

Setubal, Portugal