Harnessing Scalable and Future Proof Teachware for Existing Learning Management Systems by Providing a Service Based Middleware
Maik Bunschkowski, Lars Kornelsen, Daniel Reichart, Marc Röser, Djamshid Tavangarian, Denny Voigt, Matthias Waldhauer, University of Rostock, Germany
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
For e-learning initiatives, the ability for delivering high-quality, customised teaching and learning material is a crucial factor for success. XML based document description languages play a key role for the development of user adaptable teachware. Appropriate methods, devices and tools in combination with such a language offer a maximum of scalability, flexibility, reusability as well as layout independency. Unfortunately, current e-learning systems are not able to harness all the material's potentialities and to deliver it in an adequate way. For these reasons, a service based middleware solution was developed that is presented here. It enables a lot of existing e-learning systems to handle the management, storage and maintenance of such documents properly without the necessity of considering technical details for resource specific workflows.
Bunschkowski, M., Kornelsen, L., Reichart, D., Röser, M., Tavangarian, D., Voigt, D. & Waldhauer, M. (2004). Harnessing Scalable and Future Proof Teachware for Existing Learning Management Systems by Providing a Service Based Middleware. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 28-36). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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