Using widgets to provide portable services for IMS Learning Design

Sharples, Paul, Griffiths, David ORCID: 0000-0002-6863-2456 and Wilson, Scott (2008) Using widgets to provide portable services for IMS Learning Design. In: 5th TENCompetence Open Workshop: Stimulating Personal Development and Knowledge Sharing, 30 - 31 October 2008, Sofia, Bulgaria. (Submitted)

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Since the publication of the IMS LD specification it has been recognised that the lack of a rich set of runtime services is a major barrier to adoption. The approaches taken to resolving this problem are reviewed, and their strengths and limitations identified. A generic widget server developed by the authors is described. Integration of the widget server with the IMS LD runtime system provides an extensible set of services. This has been demonstrated with the creation of widgets for forums, messaging, vote, and Google maps which are provided for users within the context of their role and activities in a Unit of Learning. Authoring and administration are described, showing how the system is both extensible and portable.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: IMS Learning Design, interoperability, integration, widget, portable services
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Educational Cybernetics
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:50
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 11:32

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