A Suitable m-Learning System using e-Book for Developing Countries

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


While large scale online courses such as MOOCs are popular in developed countries, their dissemination is difficult in developing countries due to the existing challenges faced by the digital divide such as poverty, internet accessibility, and the low PC ownership ratio. A learning platform for mobile learning was developed for developing countries where people often have no access to the Internet. The platform is called creative higher education with learning objects (CHiLO) and was developed with the aim of solving the problem. As a demonstration experiment, we distributed CHiLO books of the NSA1 series in about one year (from April 2014 to March 2015), 47% of over 20,000 downloaded books were from developing countries. Our experimental results in Japan have indicated the potential effectiveness of CHiLO for developing countries.


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Paper Citation

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Hori M., Ono S., Yamaji K., Kobayashi S., Kita T. and Yamada T. (2016). A Suitable m-Learning System using e-Book for Developing Countries . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-179-3, pages 408-415. DOI: 10.5220/0005880104080415

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author={Masumi Hori and Seishi Ono and Kazutsuna Yamaji and Shinzo Kobayashi and Toshihiro Kita and Tsuneo Yamada},
title={A Suitable m-Learning System using e-Book for Developing Countries},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - A Suitable m-Learning System using e-Book for Developing Countries
SN - 978-989-758-179-3
AU - Hori M.
AU - Ono S.
AU - Yamaji K.
AU - Kobayashi S.
AU - Kita T.
AU - Yamada T.
PY - 2016
SP - 408
EP - 415
DO - 10.5220/0005880104080415