Moodle Wave: Reinventing the VLE using Widget technologies

Scott Wilson, Paul Sharples, Kris Popat, Dai Griffiths

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    Can widget technologies revolutionize the VLE and challenge the dominant design of elearning? The authors describe an experimental implementation of the Moodle VLE using the W3C Widget specification and Google Wave Gadget API to replace existing core features. This raises four challenges; (1) By replacing most of the functionality of the VLE with simple reusable applications, the core functionality and design of the VLE is challenged; (2) by allowing these applications to be extracted and used in personal learning environments, the hegemony of the institutional system is challenged; (3) by conducting learning activities in small discrete applications, the model of student tracking is challenged; (4) synchronous, live updating applications challenges the model of user behaviour for the VLE
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMash-Up Personal Learninig Environments
    Subtitle of host publicationMUPPLE'09
    EditorsFridolin Wild, Marco Kalz, Matthias Palmér, Daniel Müller
    Place of PublicationSaarbrücken
    PublisherIMC AG
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2009
    Event4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines - Nice, France
    Duration: 29 Sept 20092 Oct 2009
    Conference number: 4


    Conference4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
    Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2009


    • widget
    • Wookie
    • VLE
    • Wave
    • mashup
    • Personal Learning Environment


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