The Design and Implementation of a Web-based Multimedia Content Management System
Dr. Deng-Jyi Chen
The rapid growth of multimedia and Internet technology has made both the synchronized and asynchronized web-based teaching and learning possible. For an instructor who is conducting an asynchronized web-based teaching, he need to have his teaching contents (usually in the form of HTML) ready before he can perform his web-based teaching task or students can browsing the contents that were assigned in a specific web site. To fulfill this mission, one needs to have a good web-based system that can 1) easily interact with an multimedia content creator (usually is an authoring tool) to create the teaching content, 2) easily upload the created multimedia content to a designated web site, and 3) easily provide content migration between two or more homogeneous web-based systems to achieve the real content sharings among instructors (or teachers). From our study, current existing web-based teaching and learning systems do not provide these features in an integrated way. Content creators (or teachers) need to perform those tasks in the separated system and usually need a lengthy or several separated steps to accomplish this job. For content migration, we do not find such a feature in the current web-based systems. This feature is very important for the Elementary and Middle school teachers for they have limited time and limited computer skill to create teaching contents and testing questions. In this thesis, we will design and implement a web-based system that addresses features mentioned above. We will use the BestWise International Web-based System designed specifically for the use in the Elementary and Middle school environment as an example to demonstrate the feasibility and applicability of the proposal system.