Towards Ubiquitous Learning - Proceedings of 6th European Conference of Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2011 vol:6964 pages:125-138
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ECTEL: European Conference of Technology Enhanced Learning edition:6 location:Palermo, Italy date:20-23 September 2011
In recent years, research on mash-up technologies for learning environments has gained interest. The overall goal is to enrich or replace traditional learning management systems (LMS) with mash-ups of widgets and services that can be easily combined and configured to fit the learner needs. This paper presents the implemented prototype of the ROLE interoperability framework and a business and an educational case study. The framework provides a common technical infrastructure to assemble widgets and services in Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). Evaluation results indicate that the perceived usefulness and usability is high for one case study in which a mature LMS was enriched with ROLE technology. In the second case study, an early mash-up prototype was deployed. The usefulness and usability of this early prototype were rated low, but the case study provides interesting insights for further research and development.