Benefits and Limitations of WordPress for eLearning Purposes

Budi Kurniawan, Ferdinand and Sanjaya, Ridwan (2012) Benefits and Limitations of WordPress for eLearning Purposes. In: The Eighth International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society, 23-24 February 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.

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A lot of Learning Management System (LMS) software has been developed by developers and offered to be used for eLearning purposes. For sustainable education reason, many institutions encourage their educators to participate and contribute in the eLearning system by learning how the LMS works. Most of them provide complete features for eLearning activities. However, the complexity of LMS software creates a difficulty for some educators whose limited computer skills. As the impact, they may not optimal to use the eLearning system in their institution. Moreover, some educators do not continue their activities in participating and contributing in eLearning system. It will obstruct the purpose institution in sustainable education purposes. The institution should have another alternative to bridge this problem. WordPress can be a good solution for most educators who do not have high computer skill. WordPress is a Content Management System which is easy to be used for common people. To be used for eLearning, it should be customized to meet certain eLearning standards and also fulfil the educator’s needs. This paper will explain the techniques to customize WordPress for eLearning purposes and to seek the benefits and limitations of WordPress for eLearning purposes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: 000 Computer Science, Information and General Works > 005 Computer programming, programs & data > Information Systems
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science > Department of Information Systems
Depositing User: Mr Ridwan Sanjaya
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2015 06:59
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2016 03:55

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