EduFeedr — Tool for Open Courses with Blogs Hans Põldoja, Teemu Leinonen Tallinn University, Aalto University
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Requirements and limitations• Support for all major blogging platforms using open standards (RSS, Atom, trackback, pingback)• No special plug-ins should be required on the student blogs• Only teacher has an user account in EduFeedr, which allows her to modify the EduFeedr settings• Anyone has read access to aggregated course content
Blogs User Crontab initiated aggregation of REQUEST with credentials contentEduFeedr EduSuckrfront-end WSDL / SOAP back-end service RESPONSE with data MySQL / MySQL InnoDB
Current limitations• Comments feed is currently located only for Blogger and WordPress• Linking student posts with the assignments• Linking comments with the participants• Unrelated posts in the course feed• Only recent items are available in the RSS/Atom feeds
Value for the open education• Directory of open courses• Learners can create their personal learning environments• Can be used as a central component of the learning environment or just as an enrollment tool