On a design of scormcompliant smil-enabled multimedia streaming e-learning system

Sheng Tun Li, Chu Hung Lin, Pao Ta Yu

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Abstract

E-learning plays a key enabling role in knowledge management for individuals, schools, and enterprises. Nevertheless, the lack of standards in content and learning management systems (LMSs) makes the reusability and interoperability of learning resources infeasible. The emergence of the SCORM specification has shed light on the standardization of e-learning. Unfortunately, the existing SCORM-compliant asset model is simplified; only a few asset types are allowed. On the other hand, W3C's declarative-style SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) is becoming prevalent in designing Web-based instructions with the consideration of temporality and spatiality of presentations. In addition, advances in real-time multimedia technologies can vitalize further these instructions. In this study, we propose an SMIL-enabled asset model with the enhancement of multimedia streaming. To render SCORM-compliant SMIL-enabled streaming contents, a Java applet-based SMIL RTP/RTSP LMS system is designed. We develop the proposed system in the Java EJB environment to tackle the issue of platform interoperability. The resulting system demonstrates an encouraging direction towards a more vivid and interactive SCORM-compliant e-learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultimedia Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Pages419-434
Number of pages16
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781599049540
ISBN (Print)1599049538, 9781599049533
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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