Towards responsive open learning environments: the ROLE interoperability framework.

S. Govaerts, K. Verbert, D. Dahrendorf, Carsten Ullrich, M. Schmidt, M. Werkle, A. Chatterjee, A. Nussbaumer, D. Renzel, M. Scheffel, M. Friedrich, J. L. Santos, E. Duval, E. L.-C. Law

In: Carlos Delgado Kloos, Denis Gillet, Raquel M. Crespo García, Fridolin Wild, Martin Wolpers (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Towards Ubiquitous Learning. European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) Palermo Italy Seiten 125-138 Springer Berlin, Heidelberg 2011.


In recent years, research on mash-up technologies for learning environments has gained interest. The overall goal is to enrich or replace traditional learning management systems (LMS) with mash-ups of widgets and services that can be easily combined and configured to fit the learner needs. This paper presents the implemented prototype of the ROLE interoperability framework and a business and an educational case study. The framework provides a common technical infrastructure to assemble widgets and services in Personal Learning Environments (PLEs). Evaluation results indicate that the perceived usefulness and usability is high for one case study in which a mature LMS was enriched with ROLE technology. In the second case study, an early mash-up prototype was deployed. The usefulness and usability of this early prototype were rated low, but the case study provides interesting insights for further research and development.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence