BP4ED: Best Practices Online for eLearning Content Development - Development Based on Learning Objects

Nivardo Ibarra-Florencio, Jorge Buenabad-Chavez, José Rangel-Garcia

Abstract

The development of {\em effective} eLearning content is complex. In addition to subject matter experts (SMEs), it involves instructional design (ID) experts, technical design (TD) experts, and production personnel (PP). In small projects, a single person with experience may take all of those roles on. Large projects usually involve different people in each role, and a few eLearning officers to help other participants' interaction. \newline This paper presents the design of a web system that will facilitate the role and interaction of SMEs, ID experts, TD experts and PPs through the use of best practices online. Our system is organised around a set of templates of learning objects, designed after best practices regarding ID and TD in the literature, that will guide both {\em development} and {\em presentation} of eLearning content. For some eLearning our system {\em may} prove less flexible than the software tools currently used for developing eLearning content. However, we argue that our system will significanly increase the chances of developing effective eLearning content in less time. Our system is being developed as a cloud-based web system. The paper presents some implementation results on the functioning of our system.

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Ibarra-Florencio N., Buenabad-Chavez J. and Rangel-Garcia J. (2014). BP4ED: Best Practices Online for eLearning Content Development - Development Based on Learning Objects . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-036-9, pages 176-182. DOI: 10.5220/0005106101760182


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsoft-ea14,
author={Nivardo Ibarra-Florencio and Jorge Buenabad-Chavez and José Rangel-Garcia},
title={BP4ED: Best Practices Online for eLearning Content Development - Development Based on Learning Objects},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={176-182},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005106101760182},
isbn={978-989-758-036-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2014)
TI - BP4ED: Best Practices Online for eLearning Content Development - Development Based on Learning Objects
SN - 978-989-758-036-9
AU - Ibarra-Florencio N.
AU - Buenabad-Chavez J.
AU - Rangel-Garcia J.
PY - 2014
SP - 176
EP - 182
DO - 10.5220/0005106101760182