Infrastructure of Scientific eLearning Managment Services
John B. Stav, Sor-Trondelag University College, Faculty of Technology, Norway ; Hariklia Tsalapatas, University of Thessaly, Greece ; Trond M. Thorseth, Sor-Trondelag University College, Faculty of Technology, Norway ; Christos Kalantzis, University of Thessaly, Greece
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The Minerva founded NS-eCMS project is currently developing open web-based content management, communication, and collaboration services that addresses the special requirements for distance education of scientific disciplines. The federated architecture enables straightforward developement, exchange, publication and retrieval of material through open standards like XML and MathML. Time efficient communication during the educational process for undergraduate learners and undergraduate academic institutions are of particular significans. Such features will be obtained by exploring new interfaces for input of formulas and figures (light pens and alectronic blackboards), integration with scientific calculation tools and online tests. The system provides an open communication platform for dynamical information exchange and management in a pedagogical framework. The content learning management services use metadata descriptions which are based on predefined structuring of courses with subsequent design of scientific learning objects.
Stav, J.B., Tsalapatas, H., Thorseth, T.M. & Kalantzis, C. (2004). Infrastructure of Scientific eLearning Managment Services. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 168-174). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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