LINKING DIGITAL LIBRARIES TO COURSES - … with Particular Application to Language Learning

Ian H. Witten, Shaoqun Wu, Xiaofeng Yu

Abstract

We describe how collections of documents built with Greenstone, an open source digital library system that is widely used internationally, can be integrated into courses offered within Moodle, a leading open source course management system. The scheme provides students with convenient searching and browsing facilities that are accessed directly from the Moodle interface. Library collections are stored on a separate server with which the course management server communicates; institutions can decide whether to run their own digital library server or use an external one. Collections are built with the standard Greenstone Librarian Interface, or with a simpler interface intended for teachers, and can be made available institution-wide or restricted to particular courses. FLAX, an extension to Greenstone, allows the text within a collection to be used as the basis of language learning exercises, under teacher control. The scheme is freely available for download as a Moodle module.

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H. Witten I., Wu S. and Yu X. (2011). LINKING DIGITAL LIBRARIES TO COURSES - … with Particular Application to Language Learning . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8425-49-2, pages 5-14. DOI: 10.5220/0003273300050014


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@conference{csedu11,
author={Ian H. Witten and Shaoqun Wu and Xiaofeng Yu},
title={LINKING DIGITAL LIBRARIES TO COURSES - … with Particular Application to Language Learning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2011},
pages={5-14},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003273300050014},
isbn={978-989-8425-49-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - LINKING DIGITAL LIBRARIES TO COURSES - … with Particular Application to Language Learning
SN - 978-989-8425-49-2
AU - H. Witten I.
AU - Wu S.
AU - Yu X.
PY - 2011
SP - 5
EP - 14
DO - 10.5220/0003273300050014