A “Simple Query Interface” Adapter for the Discovery and Exchange of Learning Resources
David Massart, European Schoolnet, Belgium
International Journal on E-Learning, in Chesapeake, VA ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Developed as part of CEN/ISSS Workshop on Learning Technology efforts to improve interoperability between learning resource repositories, the Simple Query Interface (SQI) is an Application Program Interface (API) for querying heterogeneous repositories of learning resource metadata. In the context of the ProLearn Network of Excellence, SQI is used to interconnect heterogeneous networks of metadata repositories such as Elena, Celebrate, Ariadne or Edutella (Simon, Massart, Van Assche, Ternier, Duval, & Brantner, et al., 2005).This article proposes to use SQI not only as an interface for searching metadata as it is primarily intended by the CEN/ISSS workshop, but also to obtain the learning resources themselves. It describes how, taking advantage of its asynchronous mode, SQI constitutes a simple and robust entry point to the networks of metadata and learning object repositories that compose an iClass server.
Massart, D. (2006). A “Simple Query Interface” Adapter for the Discovery and Exchange of Learning Resources. International Journal on E-Learning, 5(1), 151-159. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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