Proceeding of International Conference
Yasuo Miyoshi, Takahiro Oie, Hiroshi Kawakami, Tetsushi Ueta, Yoneo Yano, e-Syllabus System Supporting the Discovery of Learning Paths, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Proceedings of E-Learn 2006, 784-789, Honolulu, Oct. 2006.
Abstract: We have developed an e-Syllabus system that represents graphically and dynamically the relationships between lectures. This development represents one of the improvements of infrastructure for education and learning. In order to construct the e-Syllabus, three new columns have been added to each lecture of the syllabus: keywords, preceding lectures and relational lectures. XML is used as a storage format; it allows us to represent the structured data within on a text file that can be stored on a CD-ROM. Thus, without accessing the web, it is possible to represent graphically and discover the relations between the lectures. This representation of the syllabus supports the students in the discovery of learning-paths and the definition of learning plan. Thus, the e-Syllabus system improves the convenience of using the syllabus.