Takao Shimomura

Work place: University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan

E-mail: simomura@is.tokushima-u.ac.jp


Research Interests: Visualization, Software Design, Computer Graphics and Visualization, Algorithm Design


Takao Shimomura: Professor of Dept. of Information Science and Intelligent Systems at the University of Tokushima in Japan. He was a senior research engineer at NTT Software Laboratories from 1975 to 1995 and a guest associate professor at the Graduate School of Information Systems of the University of Electro-Communications from 1992 to 1994. His research interests include software design automation, program visualization, and automated debugging. He has a BS from Kyoto University, an MS from Tohoku University, and a PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is a member of IPS Japan, IEICE Japan and ACM.

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Platform-Independent Courseware Sharing

By Takao Shimomura Adriano Montanaro

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijitcs.2013.05.01, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2013

Courseware distribution between different platforms is the major issue of current e-Learning. SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is one of the solutions for courseware sharing. However, to make SCORM-conformable courseware, some knowledge about HTML and JavaScript is required. This paper presents a SWF (Sharable Web Fragment)-based e-Learning system, where courseware is created with sharable Web fragments such as Web pages, images and other resources, and the courseware can be distributed to another platform by export and import facilities. It also demonstrates how to export a subject that contains assignments and problems and how to import the whole subject, only the assignments, or only the problems. The exported meta-information is architecture-independent and provides a model of courseware distribution.

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