CHiLO Book has three distinctive features.
First, it is an ebook.
Second, it is microcontent
Third, it can issue digital badges.This slide shows what kind of advantages each student, instructor, administrator, and institution can have.
For students, microcontent makes studying easy in their spare time. Lately, students are used to studying with their smartphones, and CHiLO Book is also mobile friendly.
Instructors can create CHiLO Book simply by only entering index data. Even if you do not know how to handle LMS, you can just check your students’ state of progress by the number of issued badges. Later on in the demo, I will show you how the administrator can put CHiLO Book on various systems. We have our CHiLO Book on Moodle because we are very familiar with the system, but you can upload CHiLO Book to almost any system. There is even no need for LMS if you are just providing CHiLO Book as an ebook.
As for institutes, unlike the e-learning contents that need daily updates, CHiLO Book can be used over many years. For example, Professor Hioki’s CHiLO Book “Introduction to Information Network” series has been used for e-learning for the past four to five years just updating a few parts of the content.
Creating the material may be bothersome at the beginning, but making it in an ebook form will enable you to reuse it for many years.