Web Services Based Learning Objects Generator for Device-Independent M-Learning

Akram Moh. Alkouz


Learning objects, which are the base component of m-learning system, are usually target to modifications in contexts and formats. The device- dependent applications of hand-held devices have proven to be ineffective for creating m-learning courseware. Learning Objects Metadata (LOM) is the most popular standard specification for learning objects but lacks the ability to facilitate platforms descriptions.
This paper outlines various aspects of design and implementation of Web Services Oriented Rendering Architecture (WSORA) which combines LOM Editor with any available published web services. This arrangement is devised in order to make a device-independent m-learning gateway between different mobile devices, such as cell phones, PDAâ??s, palmtops, and laptops and the vast learning objects available on the World Wide Web. The key technologies behind WSORA are extending the IEEE LOM base scheme structure, LOM Editor, device-independent LO generator, and web services. The major advantage of WSORA is thus achieved to give mobile devices of different types clean and quick access to learning objects customarily designed for desktop browsers.

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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