CE-11.02

Title: 

Improvement of E-portfolio and Lesson Plan Creation Tool for Mild/Moderate Special Education Program at SFSU

Author(s): 

Runtang Wang

Oral Defence Date: 

02/23/2011

Location: 

SCI 241

Committee: 

Professors Okada and Murphy

Abstract: 

In order to alleviate the burden of credential candidates and the workload of faculty and supervisors, a web tool was developed to help the special education teaching program at SFSU. This thesis describes several improvements to the web tool: 1) a new course management module that enables the credential candidates to upload course information (including course videos) and allows students with disabilities to access the information and post questions online; 2) a new profile and password management module that allows users to view and update their profiles and passwords; 3) an improvement of web tool usability via server-side and client-side form validation using JavaScript and Ajax; 4) a new account approval module that allows the administrator to approve or deny registration applications; 5) an enhancement to the lesson plan creator which enables the users to save their work in the middle of creating a lesson plan and view the created lesson plans. All of these extensions have been implemented and tested, and are fully operational.

Keywords: 

web application, video education, course management, lesson plan creator, flowplayer, ffmpeg, student with disability

Copyright: 

Runtang Wang