iGoogle and gadgets as a platform for integrating institutional and external services Workshop on Mash-Up Personal Learnin...
Index <ul><li>Our vision of a PLE </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we focus on the institution? </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture of ...
Our vision of a PLE <ul><li>The environment every teacher and student uses everyday, at least within an institution. </li>...
Our vision of a PLE <ul><li>A kit for every learner/teacher that provides: </li></ul>Search Create Distribute Contact
Our vision of a PLE <ul><li>The artifact to encourage social networking. </li></ul>Network of PLEs     Network of people,...
Why do we focus on the institution? <ul><li>An effective way to create a network of PLEs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The instit...
Why do we focus on the institution? <ul><ul><li>Personal in PLE means that the user decides but other agents should advice...
Architecture of the PLE
Architecture of the PLE <ul><li>Kernel </li></ul>
Our prototype <ul><li>Widgets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>gadgets as the glue for the integration of services </li></ul></ul><ul...
Our prototype <ul><li>Cloud-computing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google App Engine to extract and analyze the collective intell...
Our prototype <ul><li>Repositories for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>D ocuments    Google Docs + Sites (wiki) </li></ul></ul><ul...
Our prototype <ul><li>We use software from Google  because  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it masks many technical issues </li></ul...
Open issues <ul><li>Widgets that connect institutional services </li></ul><ul><li>Development of collaborative widgets </l...
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iGoogle and widgets as a platform for integrating institutional and external services

  1. 1. iGoogle and gadgets as a platform for integrating institutional and external services Workshop on Mash-Up Personal Learning Environments (MUPPLE’08) Oskar Casquero Javier Portillo Jesús Romo Ramón Ovelar Manuel Benito
  2. 2. Index <ul><li>Our vision of a PLE </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we focus on the institution? </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture of a PLE </li></ul><ul><li>Our prototype </li></ul><ul><li>Open issues </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our vision of a PLE <ul><li>The environment every teacher and student uses everyday, at least within an institution. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A hub to route learning resources on a one2one or one2many basis. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Controlled by the final user but influenced by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Other classmates (teachers or students) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutions </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Our vision of a PLE <ul><li>A kit for every learner/teacher that provides: </li></ul>Search Create Distribute Contact
  5. 5. Our vision of a PLE <ul><li>The artifact to encourage social networking. </li></ul>Network of PLEs  Network of people, resources… knowledge ! PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE PLE
  6. 6. Why do we focus on the institution? <ul><li>An effective way to create a network of PLEs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The institution is the link to lots of people and resources implied in the learning process. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Why do we focus on the institution? <ul><ul><li>Personal in PLE means that the user decides but other agents should advice and provide materials. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Architecture of the PLE
  9. 9. Architecture of the PLE <ul><li>Kernel </li></ul>
  10. 10. Our prototype <ul><li>Widgets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>gadgets as the glue for the integration of services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iGoogle as the frame for the widgets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iGoogle within Google Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>l ocally controlled environment (set of tools, group of users) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>administrator can configure a default PLE for everybody </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Our prototype <ul><li>Cloud-computing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google App Engine to extract and analyze the collective intelligence that emerges from the network of PLEs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network of blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elgg or Wordpress as a framework for creating the blogs that backup the data exchanged within a group of users who use the PLE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Authoring tool: eXe learning </li></ul>
  12. 12. Our prototype <ul><li>Repositories for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>D ocuments  Google Docs + Sites (wiki) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images  Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos  Youtube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarks  Delicious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RLOs  own server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posts  network of institutional blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vertical search engines  Google CSEs </li></ul>
  13. 13. Our prototype <ul><li>We use software from Google because </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it masks many technical issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>i t offers a flexible infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Apps is a propietary platform, but other products can also be used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>o pen nature of gadgets allow their placement in any container </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Open issues <ul><li>Widgets that connect institutional services </li></ul><ul><li>Development of collaborative widgets </li></ul><ul><li>Real integration (data flow) of services inside iGoogle, not just an interface integration </li></ul><ul><li>Manage different user groups within Google Apps (teachers, students, research groups…) </li></ul><ul><li>Get experience with the standards we need (SAML, OpenID, Oauth, OpenSocial, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of eXe learning and iGoogle </li></ul>
  15. 15. iGoogle and gadgets as a platform for integrating institutional and external services [email_address]

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