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Extending The ARIADNE Web-Based Learning Environment

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


One of the central notions of the ARIADNE learning platform is a share-and-reuse approach towards the development of digital course material. The ARIADNE infrastructure includes a distributed database, called the Knowledge Pool System (KPS), which acts as a repository of pedagogical material, described with standardized IEEE LTSC Learning Object Metadata (LOM). Web-based tools enable content developers to describe their material, course builders to search for appropriate material to include in their courses, and course managers to develop, maintain and distribute computer-supported courses. It is important that a learning platform such as ARIADNE is open to external components, so that dedicated tools for the specific needs of a particular audience can be added to the generic toolset. In this paper, we will discuss several modules we have added to the general ARIADNE infrastructure. These modules include templatebased delivery of web courses, a workspace application for sharing documents, a discussion platform for asynchronous communication, and an online questionnaire system. Based on our experiences, we have further refined these components, so that they can be applied more widely in the future.


Van Durm, R., Duval, E., Verhoeven, B., Cardinaels, K. & Olivié, H. (2001). Extending The ARIADNE Web-Based Learning Environment. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1932-1937). Norfolk, VA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 15, 2019 from .