The Implementation and Evaluation of an Online Course Authoring Tool (OCATLO)
This paper presents the development of bilingual e-learning system and reports on its usability on a set of computing courses according to a specific e-content development methodology. The system is organized into five layers. The selection of layers and their inter-dependencies is intended to make the functional responsibility clearer and to cover all of the e-learning functional components. The tool is equipped with a tracking system to observe users' learning activities in real-time by monitoring the major possible number of behavioural aspects. The tool can be used for Arabic or English e-contents, or a mix of the two languages. It has been used in various computing courses where it has been proven helpful to students and teachers alike.