International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computing

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Fusion of E-Textbooks, Learning Management Systems, and Social Networking Sites: A Mash-Up Development

  • Masumi HoriEmail author
  • Seishi Ono
  • Shinzo Kobayashi
  • Kazutsuna Yamaji
  • Toshihiro Kita
  • Tsuneo Yamada
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 388)


Online education has provided good opportunities for educationally disadvantaged people. However, some traditional learning management systems (LMSs), the base systems of online education, had the limitations in offering standardized education for diversified learners with different skills, objectives, abilities, preferences, and backgrounds. In addition, the traditional LMSs, which required a constant connection of the Internet, could not be used where it is not available, that is, in the half of the world. Thus, we developed a new learning platform for large-scale online courses (LSOC), called “the Creative Higher Education with Learning Object (CHiLO)”. CHiLO is a comprehensive, open-network learning system which can realize e-textbooks, competency-based education (CBE), digital badges, and social learning. CHiLO can contribute to future research on next-generation learning content based on e-books and a flexible, diversified learning environment for people worldwide.


Large-Scale Online Courses (LSOC) E-textbook Competency-Based Education (CBE) Digital badges Social learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masumi Hori
    • 1
    Email author
  • Seishi Ono
    • 1
  • Shinzo Kobayashi
    • 2
  • Kazutsuna Yamaji
    • 3
  • Toshihiro Kita
    • 4
  • Tsuneo Yamada
    • 5
  1. 1.NPO CCC-TIESNaraJapan
  2. 2.SmileNC & CoSaitamaJapan
  3. 3.National Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Kumamoto UniversityKumamotoJapan
  5. 5.The Open University of JapanChibaJapan

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