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Marton D., Bednar S., Modrak J.

Abstract: Successfully implemented e-learning system brings several advantages into management of educational process if the used methods are implemented correctly and understandably for end users students. For that purpose, various open source e-learning applications have been developed in --be some features of WLS based on ILIAS platform. Subsequently, the development of pilot learning modules is outlined. Finally, the conclusions are summarized.

Description of tailored WLS to support students of study program Manufacturing management

University students of external form of education often get into trouble when finding the right study literature for specialized subjects. On the web there are plenty information sources but each teacher wants to provide students with what is required by society as a whole. Therefore, practically each autonomous high education unit has a good reason for introducing a convenient WLS platform that students can use to interact with tutors, keep track of their assignments and give their feedback.
WLS makes the work easier not only for teachers but also for students by offering a wide range of learning resources. Moreover, WLS enables administrators or even teachers to manage student groups and their activities and gives students a tool to manage their study plans by creating links between courses and to create a repository of learning materials.
Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies is a part of Technical University of Kosice (TUKE) that uses two open source platforms of Learning Management Systems the Moodle and ILIAS. Moodle has been obtained from the university project with financial support of the European Social Fund under the Operational program Education entitled Package of innovative features for educational reform at TUKE. Subsequently, this LMS has been introduced at 4 faculties and 7 departments. ILIAS only operates at Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies that is that is located out of main University campus. Further, we illustrate some characteristics of Moodle and ILIAS.
Moodle stands for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. It is a software package on an open source platform. Numbers of modules are available here: forums, lessons, tests, chat or SCORM support. Moodle is able to manage courses, seminars, and study materials in the form of HTML files, accessible only to registered users. One of the great advantages of Moodle is a huge community able to answer any questions about the work on platform.
ILIAS is LMS offering number of useful features within the package. It runs on web platform with boundless possibilities of teaching. System creates online course with or without subscription to certain class, course. Individual students are continuously supported by chat and e-mail communication. It is possible to create bulletin boards, evaluations, testing
s and add different links in the form of wiki files and attachments. ILIAS supports Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM).
The content of WLS is depicted in Figure 1. Such WLS is able, e. g., to assemble and deliver learning content rapidly or allows the personalization of content and knowledge reuse.

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University or faculty libraries are rarely integrated into their institution
s LMS due to several reasons. One of the reasons is that librarians are seldom involved in the administration and management of courseware (Mestre et al., 2011). Moreover, librarians must often negotiate with faculty to be given permission and access to a course website, and are often required to adapt pre-existing LMS roles such as instructor, graduate student instructor, curriculum support staff or administrator (Stefanovic et al., 2010).
Our first focus in developing Web Learning Management System integrated with the faculty
s library information system was to improve distance teaching and learning in combination with on-site teaching and learning management at our institution. A positive precondition for implementation of the innovative WLS at the faculty was an existence of modern faculty library focused also on manufacturing management and engineering domain. Then it was not necessary to eliminate barriers at higher levels of the university administration. After the testing of all individual components and overall WLS for the pilot study program, we are intending to offer the implementation to other study programs at our faculty.

This paper has been supported by KEGA project "The Development of a Web Learning System to Support an External Form of Education in Study Program Manufacturing Management," (no. 054TUKE-4/2012) granted by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic.

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Streszczenie: Wdrożony z powodzeniem system e-learningu wnosi wiele korzyści do zarządzania procesem edukacyjnym, jeżeli stosowane metody są realizowane prawidłowo i zrozumiale dla użytkowników końcowych studentów. W tym celu, w ostatnim dziesięcioleciu opracowane zostały różne aplikacje e-learningowe open source. Mogą być one instalowane w sposób łatwy i oferują wybór wielu akcesoriów i możliwości. W artykule omówiono interaktywny system zarządzania nauczaniem ILIAS i jego połączenia z istniejącymi wydziałowymi bibliotecznymi internetowymi serwisami informacyjnymi (LIS) w celu zaoferowania studentom możliwości pracy on-line z wykorzystaniem treści nauczania oraz odpowiednich źródeł literaturowych.

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centrum dystrybucji, przedsiębiorstwo, MŚP.


摘要:成功實施Elearning系統帶來了許多好處,教育過程的管理,如果方法正確執行和理解的最終用戶 學生。為此,在過去十年中,各種應用程序已經開發了電子學習開源的。他們可以很容易地安裝,並提供各種配件和選項。本文討論以提供學生有機會與使用教學內容和相關文獻資料工作的上線互動式學習管理系統ILIAS及其與現有的部門的圖書館在線信息服務(LIS)連接

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