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1 Benefits and Limitations of WordPress for eLearning Purposes The Eighth International Conference on eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society Ferdinand Budi Kurniawan & Ridwan Sanjaya Faculty of Computer Science, Soegijapranata Catholic University

2 Learning Management System is abundant

3 The Problem emerges when Limited Use of eLearning Complex features of eLearning Limited Computer Skill

4 The Final Impact Poor Educational Process Educators stop using eLearning Limited Use of eLearning

5 Centralize and automate administration Use self-service and self-guided services Assemble and deliver learning content rapidly Consolidate training initiatives on a scalable web-based platform Support portability and standards Personalize content and enable knowledge reuse

6 Key Features Of eLearning Multi User Content Update (xml-rpc) Content Upload (upload file) Video/ Multimedia (embed video)

7 Multi User WordPress has been including multi-user feature in system core No expert skill needed to make use of this multi-user feature All settings can be conducted through administrator panel Default roles : Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber

8 XML-RPC WordPress has been including XML-RPC feature in system core Administrator simply log in and activate the feature The process only takes less than one minute

9 PDF File Upload Through WYSIWYG, educators can upload PDF to server Once the PDF file has been uploaded, all students can download Upload & Download process is simple in WordPress

10 Video Content Educators can use YouTube to upload video contents They simply have to copy the embed HTML code in web page Students can watch / download the video in YouTube The Bandwidth of eLearning site is not taken

11 Conclusion WP comes equipped with complete feature WP is easy to operate WP is very powerful to be customized for eLearning BENEFITS Sometimes it is needed to upgrade the WP version to patch security holes HANDICAP

12 REFERENCES [1] S. Dissanaike, P. Wijkman, and M. Wijkman. Utilizing XML-RPC or SOAP on an embedded system. Proceedings of 24th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, 2004, pp. 438 – 440. [2]E. Ryan. A Field Guide to Learning Management Systems. Las Vegas, Nevada: American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), 2009 [3]L. Simon, J. Joe and D. Edd. Programming Web Services with XML-RPC. Sebastopol, California: OReilly, 2001.

13 THANK YOU Ferdinand Budi Kurniawan Ridwan Sanjaya


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