SOA – the link between modern educational technologies and mobile learning in the Higher Education Landscape
Modern educational technologies, encompass a variety of variables like people, processes, assets, environments, technology. These variables are part of a complex system which has some important properties and a final purpose: deliver learning material and keep track of the recipient evolution and development. The purpose of this paper is to define the system of modern educational technologies with the help of it’s variables and intern or extern processes and to find where mobile learning fits in this large system. From a technical point of view we want to analyze if Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is enough or proper to integrate mobile learning in this system. At the end we should be able to decide if dedicated mobile apps, or mobile friendly sites or combination of those two are suited to deliver the results we want with the support of SOA, if we consider the variety of devices and operating systems we want to integrate.
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