Component framework for web-based learning environments

Timothy Lindquist, Kevin Gary, Harry E. Koehnemann, Henri Naccache

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4 Scopus citations


As an emerging technology, distributed software components hold promise for software interoperability, composition and reuse. This paper reports on applying distributed components as a paradigm for realizing technology enriched learning. We present a background of software components together with a framework for realizing World Wide Web-based learning components. Primarily, the web provides a data-centric interface to learning participants. An activity-centric view is more typical in object-based systems and for many learners. We show how automated support for workflow can be applied to achieve activity-based learning components on the web. One of the primary goals of the framework is that it be open to utilize various services already commonly in place in a university setting. We exemplify some of the common framework services and discuss how these can be adapted to a specific organization or extended to achieve discipline specific services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
Pages12c3-23 - 12c3-28
ISBN (Print)0780356438
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Event29th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: 'Designing the Future of Science and Engineering Education' - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: Nov 10 1999Nov 13 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
ISSN (Print)0190-5848


Other29th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: 'Designing the Future of Science and Engineering Education'
CitySan Juan, Puerto Rico

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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