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Service-Oriented E-Learning Platforms: From Monolithic Systems to Flexible Services
May/June 2007 (vol. 11 no. 3)
pp. 28-35
Declan Dagger, Trinity College Dublin
Alexander O'Connor, Trinity College Dublin
S?amus Lawless, Trinity College Dublin
Eddie Walsh, Trinity College Dublin
Vincent P. Wade, Trinity College Dublin
The learning management system (LMS) has dominated Internet-based education for the past two decades. However, the traditional LMS is failing to keep pace with advances in Internet technologies and social interactions online. To support technological diversity, current frameworks such as the E-Learning Framework, the IMS Abstract Framework, and the Open Knowledge Initiative have defined the initial steps toward service-oriented e-learning platforms. Here, the authors discuss LMS evolution and present core challenges that must be addressed to achieve information interoperability in next-generation e-learning platforms.
Index Terms:
e-learning platforms, service-oriented architectures, interoperability, Internet technologies
Declan Dagger, Alexander O'Connor, S?amus Lawless, Eddie Walsh, Vincent P. Wade, "Service-Oriented E-Learning Platforms: From Monolithic Systems to Flexible Services," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 28-35, May-June 2007, doi:10.1109/MIC.2007.70
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