The OpenDock project: putting in place the infrastructure for sharing learning activities

Raymond Elferink, David Griffiths, Edwin Veenendaa

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    The OpenDock project is introduced, and the approach to supporting the sharing of online educational resources outlined. The functional requirements for the OpenDocument repository are stated, and their significance discussed. The system which is currently being implemented is described. This is a light weight, open source, peer to peer system. The peer nodes are the users web presence, rather than their own computer, reducing the infrastructure requirements for small institutions and individuals. Support for IMS Learning Design is provided, with Content Packages being unzipped and stored as a hierarchy, and a parser provided to analyse the manifests and represent the UoLs. The effectiveness of the system in supporting sharing will be established in trials and demonstration activities in the OpenDock project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication Proceedings of International Workshop in Learning Networks for Lifelong Competence Development
    Subtitle of host publication TENCompetence Conference
    EditorsR Koper, K Stefanov
    Place of PublicationShoumen
    PublisherINCOMA ltd
    ISBN (Print)954-90906-8-X
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2006
    EventTENCompetence Conference - Sofia, Bulgaria
    Duration: 30 Mar 200631 Mar 2006


    ConferenceTENCompetence Conference


    • TENCompetence
    • OpenDock


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