Dynamic content synchronization between learning management systems over limited bandwidth network

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Journal Article
Dynamic content synchronization between learning management systems over limited bandwidth network
Well-designed instructional material is equally important for successful e-Learning implementation. Teachers and instructors play a major role in terms of designing and building learning content. In one respect, it requires costs in terms of effort, time and experience. In other respects, a good learning content is likely a result of recurring revisions as a result of teaching experience as well as evaluating student activities. In the case of higher educational institutions (HEI) in developing countries (such as Indonesia), resource sharing in many aspects is highly recommended effort against high cost and redundant works, e-Learning is no exception. Sharing and re-using e-Learning content on particular subject between Learning Management Systems (LMS) can be one of the methods. In addition, collaborative teaching may cause a content develops gradually while conducting content sharing. Thus, the capability of synchronizing the content between LMS is necessary. On the other hand, typical e-Learning implementation might not be appropriate due to the concerns of network infrastructure in developing countries. In some areas, the network has less bandwidth and even frequent disconnections. This paper introduces a novel method of sharing e-Learning content between distributed Learning Management Systems by using dynamic content synchronization. This method also suites the need of course sharing which supports collaborative teaching activity. Moreover, this approach is designed to address the needs of content sharing in areas with network infrastructure limitation in terms of bandwidth and availability.
Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences
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Hum. Cent. Comput. Inf. Sci.
09/06/2018, 16:56
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This publication cites "Bridging the bandwidth gap" as follows:

"Some parts of the world, such as developing countries, are still suffering from high prices and unstable Internet bandwidth as well as connectivity problems which makes the effort of e-Learning useless due to slow access to the LMS [1]. Aside from the resource gap, certain developing countries such as Indonesia are suffering from limitation of network infrastructure in terms of bandwidth and stability in which we referred to as limited bandwidth network." (p.18)

"Implementation Platform and system architecture In essence, this system comprises two entities which communicates in order to maintain the consistency of the content at both sides. The system employs a hybrid online/offline" (p.19)

"system [2,3] which puts the remote content in local network while keeping both content similar with respect to the available bandwidth [1]." (p. 20)


Ijtihadie, R. M., Hidayanto, B. C., Affandi, A., Chisaki, Y., & Usagawa, T. (2012). Dynamic content synchronization between learning management systems over limited bandwidth network. Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences, 2(1), 17. https://doi.org/10.1186/2192-1962-2-17