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Improving e-learning system using automated document downloading and announcement delivery


Hasan, Mohd Hilmi and Haron, Nazleeni Samiha and Hassan, Mohd Fadzil and Jusoff, Kamaruzaman and Shahrom, Fazlina and Roslan, Nabila Syanaz (2011) Improving e-learning system using automated document downloading and announcement delivery. World Applied Sciences Journal, 12. pp. 13-18. ISSN 1818-4952; ESSN: 1991-6426


The rapid advancement of information technology has led to an explosive expansion of web-based learning. Numerous academic institutions have implemented e-learning system for not just supporting distance learning, but also for their conventional mode of teaching delivery namely for discussion, sharing materials and posting announcement. The objective of this paper is to present the improvement of current e-learning systems that require students to manually download teaching materials and check for new announcements posted by instructors. The system is developed in three-tier architecture and tested using functional testing. The system is installed on student’s computer and has timer feature which instructs server to perform the checking procedures to look for new documents and announcements for every scheduled period of time. Any new documents and announcements will be automatically downloaded to student’s computer. The system is successfully developed and believed can improve the e-learning system. The study implies potential time saving as students do not have to manually check for new course document and announcement posted by instructors in e-learning. For future works, it is proposed that push technology is implemented to initiate the process of checking new document and announcement from server, which can reduce the use of network resources.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Forestry
Publisher: IDOSI Publications
Notes: Special issue on Computer Applications & Knowledge Management
Keywords: E-learning; Automated document download; Automated announcement delivery; E-learning system
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2020 03:35
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 03:35
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37122
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