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An Authoring Tool for As-in-Class E-lectures in E-learning Systems

Nael Hirzallah1
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American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 4 No. 9, 2007, 686-692

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2007.686.692

Submitted On: 14 December 2006 Published On: 30 September 2007

How to Cite: Hirzallah, N. (2007). An Authoring Tool for As-in-Class E-lectures in E-learning Systems. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 4(9), 686-692. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2007.686.692

Abstract

This study lists and discusses the basic features that any E-Learning system should consider. It also proposes an authoring algorithm, namely Slide Generating Algorithm that uses the Authoring-on-the-Fly approach to create electronic course content from real lectures. A tool using the proposed algorithm was implemented packaging the outcome in a SMIL format including audio, video, and slides considering lecturer notes, animations and significant slide transitions. This tool allows instructors to easily create their E-Lectures during a normal lecture time. Furthermore, the outcome of the tool could be uploaded by any platform and viewed by any system.

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Keywords

  • E-learning
  • authoring tool
  • e-lectures
  • multimedia
  • eContent
  • SMIL