Open Research Platform for Learning Management System

Open Research Platform for Learning Management System

  • Open Research Platform for Learning Management System
    ART/109CP
    20101201 - 20121130
    16468

    Dr Shen-chang Chao
    There are four deliverables in this project: 1. Applications of LMS • Application on school social networking • Application on assessment and performance evaluation • Application on student profiles • Application on eLearning content import • Support of four learning mode: enquiry-based learning, collaborative learning, personalized learning, mobile learning 2. Setup of Open Research LMS • Hosting of open LMS for schools, publishers and research institutes • Open environment to stakeholders for trials and innovation • Maintenance and bug fixing of open LMS 3. Deployment of Pilot LMS • Customization of LMS for pilot schools • Testing and trial with pilot schools • Maintenance and bug fixing of pilot LMS • Statistics & report for eLearning evaluation 4. Patent Filing
    Center for Information Technology in Education, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Education City Limited Hong Kong Institute of Education, Department of Mathematics and Information Technology MyID Limited [Sponsor]

    In support of the eLearning pilot program sponsored by Hong Kong Education Bureau, ASTRI is developing an open research platform for Learning Management System (LMS), an essential element for teaching and learning in eLearning. To come up with a perfect solution for T&L, it requires lots of research and analysis. We offer a research platform to simplify the process and provide technical tools to explore different options in achieving this goal. With this open research platform, stakeholders could contribute their individual professional expertise in a joint effort to design and realize an eLearning solution that can satisfy all parties. Another obstacle to eLearning is the lack of e-content. Publishers are reluctant to put content on other LMS due to copyrights issues. Being a government funded organization, ASTRI is trusted by publishers to provide a neutral interface that acts as a bridge between publishers’ and schools’ LMS. In this way schools can access to content of different publishers with a single sign-on while content remains on publishers’ LMS. Similarly, learning data collected at publishers’ LMS can be transferred back to schools so that teachers can personalize the learning curriculum to meet the needs of the students based on the information received