The Content Engineering Agent: A TBL-based e-Course Development Tool
Bruce Cheung, Lucas Hui, L Kwok, Joseph Lee, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
With the advance in Internet technology, "e-learning" becomes an active research topic. To make e-learning an effective learning mode, both technology and pedagogy are equally important. However, existing e-learning platforms and tools usually focus on the technology aspect without much investigation on the pedagogical issues. In fact, there is still a big gap between pedagogy and technology. The SPACE Online Universal Learning (SOUL) platform is designed to fill this gap and provide an effective e-Learning platform for e-course providers. In particular, the content engineering agent of the platform is designed for e-course development, which is based on the Task-Based Learning (TBL) curriculum development framework. In this paper, we discuss the details of this content engineering agent with the main focus on the Task-Based Learning framework. As a remark, the content engineering agent has already been integrated in the SOUL platform, which is being used by more than 17,000 students.
Cheung, B., Hui, L., Kwok, L. & Lee, J. (2002). The Content Engineering Agent: A TBL-based e-Course Development Tool. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 300-305). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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