A novel Approach to e-Content Development Process: Complexity Reduction and Process Automation
Elijah Omwenga, Michael Njoroge, Erastus Kanyingi, University of Nairobi, Kenya
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In order to preserve pedagogical requirements in the e-content development process, general web design principles need to be observed. This is not always possible when the e-content developers are not professional web designers but rather university professors who want to make their materials available cheaply within minimum amount of time. In the study with various cohorts of trainees, it was established that although most participants were able to polish-up their skills as they went about their work, it was not lost that the tasks were challenging. In order to reduce the complexity, the task of automating posting content objects into templates was accomplished using a software script that was implemented to run on either text files or using a database-driven content repository. The process of producing high quality, interactive e-learning CDs was accomplished within 25% of the total time.
Omwenga, E., Njoroge, M. & Kanyingi, E. (2005). A novel Approach to e-Content Development Process: Complexity Reduction and Process Automation. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3475-3480). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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