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Towards PLEs through Widget Spaces in Moodle
Uppsala University, University Administration, Uppsala Learning Lab.
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2014 (English)In: Computer Science and Information Systems, ISSN 1820-0214, Vol. 11, no 1, 443-460 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Bringing flexibility and extensibility into Learning Management Systems is crucial because it gives teachers and students a free choice of technologies and educational materials they want to use for their courses. This paper presents a solution by enabling widgets (OpenSocial apps) within Mood le. Our first Moodle plugin allows teachers to freely choose a set of tools they want to use in their courses, although students cannot change widgets proposed by teachers. Additionally, the plugin enables the flexible interaction interfaces inside Mood le and improves the interoperability of Mood le with other Web platforms. The environment was evaluated with students within several courses. Even though the environment was perceived as useful by students, they lacked their own personalization. The second Mood le plugin described tackles this problem.

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2014. Vol. 11, no 1, 443-460 p.
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widgets, opensocial, learning management systems, personal learning environments, flexible education
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221837DOI: 10.2298/CSIS121216016BISI: 000331779200027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-221837DiVA: diva2:718813
Available from: 2014-05-22 Created: 2014-04-04 Last updated: 2014-09-11Bibliographically approved

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