INTEGRATION OF REPOSITORIES IN ELEARNING SYSTEMS

José Paulo Leal, Ricardo Queirós

Abstract

The wide acceptance of digital repositories today in the eLearning field raises several interoperability issues. In this paper we present the interoperability features of a service oriented repository of learning objects called crimsonHex. These features are compliant with the existing standards and we propose extensions to the IMS interoperability recommendation, adding new functions, formalizing message interchange and providing also a REST interface. To validate the proposed extensions and its implementation in crimsonHex we developed a repository plugin for Moodle 2.0 that is expected to be included in the next release of this popular learning management system.

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Leal J. and Queirós R. (2010). INTEGRATION OF REPOSITORIES IN ELEARNING SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-04-1, pages 127-132. DOI: 10.5220/0002875001270132


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@conference{iceis10,
author={José Paulo Leal and Ricardo Queirós},
title={INTEGRATION OF REPOSITORIES IN ELEARNING SYSTEMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2010},
pages={127-132},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002875001270132},
isbn={978-989-8425-04-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - INTEGRATION OF REPOSITORIES IN ELEARNING SYSTEMS
SN - 978-989-8425-04-1
AU - Leal J.
AU - Queirós R.
PY - 2010
SP - 127
EP - 132
DO - 10.5220/0002875001270132