Our Microcontent Approach: Learning Content Encompassing
Learning PlatformMasumi Hori, Seishi Ono and Shinzo Kobayashi, Research institute of CCC-TIES, Tsuneo Yamada, Open
University of Japan
A nifty gadget for Open Content
Effective use of the various internet resource
• Takes advantage of internet services such as YouTube, Google-class,
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and others.
• Utilizes convenient open content such as OCW, Khan Academy, MOOCs,
Challenges of traditional LMS
• Learning progress is highly dependent on course structure.
• Learning activities are restricted by the Learning Management System’s
• Time and money needed to use LMS.
A mash-up of the internet resources without LMS
Comparing EDUPUB with CHiLO
A nifty gadget - Creative Higher Education with Learning Objects (CHiLO) -
Structures of CHiLO Various distribution channelsReusing open resources
There are many open resources
on the web and you have original
For learning content
Defined complex conditions
Defined only forthe display order
CHiLO collects those contents on the web and
creates CHiLO Book based on any teaching
CHiLO allows for content to be
offered on a range of distribution
channels such as SNS, blog and
CHiLO has one object and three functions.
1. CHiLO Book is an EPUB3 format object which is a container package for learning resources.
2. CHiLO Producer has a function to convert Metadata of learning resources; such as title, location, description, and
license, to a CHiLO Book.
3. CHiLO Library is a repository for the CHiLO Book’s metadata and for the CHiLO Book.
4. CHiLO Reader is a modified ePub reader Readium.js, an open source software. It enables CHiLO Book to be
displayed on web browsers.
Comparing SCORM with EPUB
EPUB format has a simpler structure than SCORM.
Draft 8 / 6th
June, 2014 EPUB3/LTI/QTI/Caliper Best Practices CS
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· Student Information System (SIS) – the institutions system that stores all of the reference
information about the learner.
Figure 2.7 – Overarching EDUPUB Architectural Model
2.6.1 The Core EDUPUB Use-cases
The core usage scenarios for this architecture are:
· Standalone Consumer Access – in this scenario the eBook Reader is used without any of the
use of institutional or other third party services. This is the typical usage for a consumer;
· Institutional-oriented Access – in this scenario the eBook is part of a larger educational
and/or training environment. A number of institutional services such as the LMS, SIS,
assessment and analytics systems are used;
· LTI-Mediated Remote Content Access & Reporting – a software-based eReader may be
launched via LTI using a pre-configured consumer key and shared secret (see Section 3). A
specific eBook may be opened automatically by passing its name in a custom LTI launch
parameter. LTI-mediated content can be used in both standalone and institutional-oriented
2.6.2 Supporting Learning Analytics
Support for learning analytics requires various systems and the content itself to have the ability
to report the appropriate data to the analytics server/repository. This gives rise to the use of the
IMS Sensor API as shown in Figure 2.8.
IDPF, 2014. EPUB 3 EDUPUB Profile Draft Specification, from
Call ePub Reader
EDUPUBA next generation learning content based
on the e-book EPUB3 format
Requires LMS adaptable to SCORM
Adaptable to any system
Simple implementation of function
equivalent to EDUPUB
CHiLO aggregates open content from the internet
Moodle quiz Open Badges
Adding a original caption
A mash-up of content
One CHiLO book
is equivalent to
One badge is
issued for each
One course comprises
several CHiLO books.
Prepare for the
Assessment with badges
Adaptable to diverse
FacebookCHiLO Library Moodle WordPress
Adding a original index
Science out loud 2
The beauty of algebra
What is a variable?
Education for disaster
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