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Learning Design and Service-Oriented Architectures: A Mutual Dependency?
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Journal of Learning Design Volume 1, Number 3 ISSN 1832-8342

Abstract

This paper looks at how the concept of reusability has gained currency in e-learning. Initial attention was focused on reuse of content, but recently attention has focused on reusable software tools and reusable activity structures. The former has led to the proposal of service-oriented architectures, and the latter has seen the development of the Learning Design specification. The authors suggest that there is a mutual dependency between the success of these two approaches, as complex Learning Designs require the ability to call on a range of tools, while remaining technology neutral. The paper describes a project at the UK Open University, SLeD, which sought to develop a Learning Design player that would utilise the service-oriented approach. This acted both as a means of exploring some of the issues implicit within both approaches and also provided a practical tool. The SLeD system was successfully implemented in a different university, Liverpool Hope, demonstrating some of the principles of reuse.

Citation

McAndrew, P., Weller, M. & Barrett-Baxendale, M. Learning Design and Service-Oriented Architectures: A Mutual Dependency?. Journal of Learning Design, 1(3), 51-60. Retrieved October 23, 2019 from .

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