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Peer-to-Peer versus Federated Search: towards more Interoperable Learning Object Repositories
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, K.U.Leuven, Belgium ; , L3S Research Center and Hanover University, Germany ; , K.U.Leuven, Belgium

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper reports on our experiences in bridging the world of learning object repositories and peer-to-peer learning networks. More specifically, we have been developing interoperability "bridges" between the ARIADNE Knowledge Pool System, a distributed client-server based learning object repository, and the Edutella peer-to-peer learning network. In our developments, we rely heavily on the rapidly maturing Simple Query Interface (SQI) standard. Our work not only demonstrates that it is possible to interconnect more centralized repositories and more distributed peer-to-peer approaches. We also clarify how these two approaches are complementary. Unifying the two paradigms for learning object management and access will help to accelerate the evolution towards a critical mass of easily available, relevant learning objects of high quality.

Citation

Ternier, S., Olmedilla, D. & Duval, E. (2005). Peer-to-Peer versus Federated Search: towards more Interoperable Learning Object Repositories. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1421-1428). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 20, 2019 from .

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