Building and modifying learning objects and materials
eXe Learning Building and modifying learning objects and materials. di Romolo Pranzetti http://www.comeweb.it
Owing didactic materials <ul><li>More and more often didactic materials are required for different aims. Fixed or non flexible didactic materials always interest less and less. </li></ul><ul><li>Usage of “open” format and programs in order to elaborate shared materials. </li></ul>
Single or combined objects <ul><li>An open source serial program help us. </li></ul><ul><li>Among these programs eXe is worth to be known beacuse it permits LO production in a simple way. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows the exportation in different format which can also be incorporated in different e-learning platforms . </li></ul>
eXe – Functions and charatistics <ul><li>An author system which allows to create multimedia pages to be inserted in web pages or in e-learning platforms. </li></ul><ul><li>It permits to privilege the didactic approach. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an open source software. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be used offline. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not submitted to programs or formats. </li></ul>
eXe - Open source <ul><li>It’s available the source code therefore it can be modified. </li></ul><ul><li>The program, which is in Windows, Mac and Linux, can be used and distributed without paying licences. </li></ul><ul><li>eXe usage permits the exchange of didactic experiences more easily. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps to overcome the remaining resistances on OSS. </li></ul>
eXe - Author System <ul><li>The materials in .elp format can be modified, mixed, and exchanged. </li></ul><ul><li>The materials exported in . html format can be inserted on web sites like normal interactive or multimedia pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Some materials can be exported in independent (open source) e-learning platforms. </li></ul>
eXe – Menu and functions File. It permits to create a new object or to modify an existing one in .elp format . We can find the iDevice list, that’s the possible activity models On the left of the working area. It also permits the exportation in different formats.
eXe – Free text We select Free Text in iDevices list on the left, so we can insert our contents in the working area. Structure area ( for big projects ) iDevice area In iDevice area a green checkmark permits to end the insertion and to see the preview of the object.
eXe – Symbols and special characters It is possible from the Editor button to recall the insertion of several special characters.
eXe – Text to read Here it is as it appears the free text as we have inserted it. The icon allows to go back to the object modification.
eXe – Multiple Choice Question The simple procedure for the creation of MCQ, is also assisted by “?” yellow buttons which provide suggestions in real time.
eXe – Multiple Choise Quiz It is possible to provide clues and comment every single answer .
eXe – Image with the Text This an image with title and description.
eXe – Image Magnifier We can insert an image with the possibility to watch enlarged particulars, with the adaptable lens.
eXe – Image Gallery We can also insert an Image Gallery. Each image can have its explanation, its position and also the possibility to enlarge it. Foto di Stefania Giorello
eXe – Cloze Activity We can insert a text in a normal way, then we can choose the words to hide.
eXe – Cloze test verification Wrong and correct answers are immediately given.
eXe – Web and Keywords From Properties > Metadata it is also possible to get simple suggestion to insert keywords inside the our object for the web.
eXe – Creating new iDevice If we need more iDevices we can create new ones with a suitable Editor.
Documentation and Support Using eXe, we have the possibility to share our experience with other teachers because this program is used all over the World. Free online guide: http://www.wikieducator.org/ The website: www.exelearning.org