A New Learning Platform using E-textbooks for Socially Networked Online Learners

Masumi Hori, Seishi Ono, Kazutsuna Yamaji, Shinzo Kobayashi, Toshihiro Kita, Tsuneo Yamada

Abstract

Conventional learning management systems that focus on traditional classrooms do not fit many-participant online courses such as massive open online courses (MOOCs). A learning platform, Creative Higher Education with Learning Objects (CHiLO) based on e-textbooks aims to develop a flexible learning environment for large-scale online courses. CHiLO essentially has high portability in electronic publication 3.0 (EPUB3) format as well as a comprehensive open network learning system using various existing technologies and learning resources, including open educational resources on open network communities, such as social networking service. We produced a series of CHiLO Books called “Nihongo Starter A1” in cooperation with the Open University of Japan (OUJ) and the Japan Foundation, and delivered them as a learning course of OUJ MOOC in Japan MOOC. Our set of experimental outcomes shows that CHiLO using not Web services but e-textbooks is available for large-scale online courses. The result reveals a positive completion rate of 22% and active participants posting at 25%.

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Hori M., Ono S., Yamaji K., Kobayashi S., Kita T. and Yamada T. (2015). A New Learning Platform using E-textbooks for Socially Networked Online Learners . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-108-3, pages 512-519. DOI: 10.5220/0005444205120519


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu15,
author={Masumi Hori and Seishi Ono and Kazutsuna Yamaji and Shinzo Kobayashi and Toshihiro Kita and Tsuneo Yamada},
title={A New Learning Platform using E-textbooks for Socially Networked Online Learners},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2015},
pages={512-519},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005444205120519},
isbn={978-989-758-108-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - A New Learning Platform using E-textbooks for Socially Networked Online Learners
SN - 978-989-758-108-3
AU - Hori M.
AU - Ono S.
AU - Yamaji K.
AU - Kobayashi S.
AU - Kita T.
AU - Yamada T.
PY - 2015
SP - 512
EP - 519
DO - 10.5220/0005444205120519