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Software architecture

The rising generation of Learning Management Systems or Virtual Learning Environment are built according to a Service Oriented Architecture approach. This approach facilitates the deployment of adapted learning environment based on the aggregation and orchestration of the services needed by an organisation. This approach can be very effective for mobile learning environments if one considers a continuous adaptation based on the available services and other contextual information. The software architecture courses will present the technological basis that permit the building of mobile adaptive learning environments as well as practical examples of uses.

Course 1: From the Virtual Learning Environment to the pervasive learning environment (Yvan Peter, Thomas Vantroys, LIFL, Lille – Pierre-André Caron, TRIGONE, Lille)

This course will present the technological underpinning of the latest developments in the scope of the Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) (in the spirit of the Service Oriented Architecture) and will show how they lay the path for the extension towards mobile learning. We will also show how the web 2.0 technologies contribute to the creation of a pervasive and personal learning environment beyond the traditional VLE.

Course 2: Components for Adaptable and Mobile Architectures (Antoine Beugnard, Jean-Marie Gilliot, Telecom Bretagne, Brest)

Pervasive and/or ubiquitous computation leads to frequent change of contextual application runtime. Middleware architecture has to support the adaptation of  context sensitive applications. Thus, it is necessary to dynamically associate services or software components to support these changes and to manage constraints about quality of service (QoS). These constraints can be functional or non functional (security, efficiency, scalability, consistency, etc.)

Case studies 1

Based on a specific pedagogical activity description (e.g. project based learning), build a personal/pervasive learning environment using web 2.0 services and show how they can be used from mobile devices (e.g., mobile/photo blogging, SMS notifications…) (Yvan Peter, Thomas Vantroys, LIFL, Lille – Pierre-André Caron, TRIGONE, Lille)

Case Studies 2

 We propose to analyse pedagogical situations with the objective of identifying communication abstractions that could help building adaptive middleware for mobile learning systems. (Antoine Beugnard, Jean-Marie Gilliot, Telecom Bretagne, Brest)


Mobile Learning: Auchan Experiences and Expectations, S. Lerouge, Lille, France