Facilitating the creation of interactive multi-device Learning Objects using an online authoring tool

Aldo Gordillo, Enrique Barra, Juan Quemada
2014 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) Proceedings  
Learning Objects facilitate reuse leading to cost and time savings as well as to the enhancement of the quality of educational resources. However, teachers find it difficult to create or to find high quality Learning Objects, and the ones they find need to be customized. Teachers can overcome this problem using suitable authoring systems that enable them to create high quality Learning Objects with little effort. This paper presents an open source online e-Learning authoring tool called ViSH
more » ... tool called ViSH Editor together with four novel interactive Learning Objects that can be created with it: Flashcards, Virtual Tours, Enriched Videos and Interactive Presentations. All these Learning Objects are created as web applications, which can be accessed via mobile devices. Besides, they can be exported to SCORM including their metadata in IEEE LOM format. All of them are described in the paper including an example of each. This approach for creating Learning Objects was validated through two evaluations: a survey among authors and a formal quality evaluation of 209 Learning Objects created with the tool. The results show that ViSH Editor facilitates educators the creation of high quality Learning Objects.
doi:10.1109/fie.2014.7044497 dblp:conf/fie/GordilloBQ14 fatcat:5dugtentdbgwjmcwdebfywstua