Service-oriented coordination platform for technology-enhanced learning

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    Abstract

    It is currently difficult to coordinate learning processes, not only because multiple stakeholders are involved (such as students, teachers, administrative staff, technical staff), but also because these processes are driven by sophisticated rules (such as rules on how to provide learning material, rules on how to assess students’ progress, rules on how to share educational responsibilities). This is one of the reasons for the slow progress in technology-enhanced learning. Consequently, there is a clear demand for technological facilitation of the coordination of learning processes. In this work, we suggest some solution directions that are based on SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture). In particular, we propose a coordination service pattern consistent with SOA and based on requirements that follow from an analysis of both learning processes and potentially useful support technologies. We present the service pattern considering both functional and non-functional issues, and we address policy enforcement as well. Finally, we complement our proposed architecture-level solution directions with an example. The example illustrates our ideas and is also used to identify: (i) a short list of educational IT services; (ii) related non-functional concerns; they will be considered in future work.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationproceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Enterprise Systems and Technology, I-WEST 2009
    EditorsJ. Cordeiro, I. Ivanov, B.B. Shishkov, Boris Shishkov
    Place of PublicationPortugal
    PublisherINSTICC
    Pages28-45
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Print)978-989-674-015-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventThird International Workshop on Enterprise Systems and Technology, I-WEST 2009 - Sofia, Bulgaria
    Duration: 29 Jul 200930 Jul 2009

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherINSTICC

    Workshop

    WorkshopThird International Workshop on Enterprise Systems and Technology, I-WEST 2009
    Period29/07/0930/07/09
    Other29-30 July 2009

    Keywords

    • IR-71769
    • METIS-268960
    • SCS-Services
    • ICT architecture
    • E-learning
    • Service Oriented Architecture
    • Coordination
    • EWI-17990

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