A Service Oriented Architecture-framework for modularized Virtual Learning Environments
2006 (English)In: Current Developments in Technology-Assisted Education: VOL. I: General Issues, Pedagogical Issues / [ed] A. Méndez-Vilas, A. Solano Martín, J.A. Mesa González and J. Mesa González, Badajoz, Spain: Formatex , 2006, 21-62 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
The article suggests a general SOA framework for Virtual Learning Environments, based on the VWE Learning Object Taxonomy. The SOA framework suggests five basic services for implementation of modular Virtual Learning Environments. The SOA framework was implemented in two prototypes, using two different approaches: a Java-RMI based implementation that was compared to a Web Service (SOAP) based implementation. by using the VWE Learning Object Taxonomy and the VWE SOA framework, the prototypes showed that a level of modularity, similar to the level of modularity of Learning Objects, could be achieved for the Virtual Learning Environment as well, through the inclusion in the same conceptual space. The comparison of the prototypes showed that the Web Service approach was to prefer, in favor of the Java-RMI approach. This was mainly due to platform neutrality and the use of the http-protocol.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Badajoz, Spain: Formatex , 2006. 21-62 p.
Web Technologies, Software Architecture, SOA, Semantic Data Model, Web-Based Learning, Web-Delivered Education, Educational Technology Implementation
Computer and Information Science
Research subject educational work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37483ISBN: 84-690-2471-XOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-37483DiVA: diva2:360841