On the Enterprise Modelling of an Educational Information Infrastructure

E.F. Michiels, I.A. Widya, C.J.A.M. Volman, S. Pokraev, I.P.F. de Diana

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    In this report, we present the outcomes of exercising a design trajectory in respect of the modelling of an educational information infrastructure. The infrastructure aims to support the organisation of teaching and learning activities, independently of any particular didactic policy. The design trajectory focuses on capturing invariant structures of relations between entities in educational organisation into Enterprise object models that underlie the design of the intended educational infrastructure. An early-developed prototype of the infrastructure has emphasised the need for an Educational Model Space to determine the modelling and problem domain context apriori to modelling. In this space, educational requirements have been elaborated towards the Open Distributed Processing (ODP) Enterprise Viewpoint object models expressed in terms of the Unified Modelling Language (UML). Recursive structures have been used to capture the dynamic needs of education. Furthermore, these structures are uniform for the planning, performance and evaluation activities of education. The Enterprise models developed can be used to derive the Information Viewpoint models and to further optimise the prototype of the infrastructure. In this work, we have managed to fruitfully combine educational and computer science modelling inputs by using ODP and UML as a bridge for this interdisciplinary collaboration.
    Original languageUndefined
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000

    Publication series

    NameCTIT Technical Report Series
    ISSN (Print)1381-3625


    • IR-18127
    • METIS-118646
    • EWI-5942

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