ReST-Based Web Access to Learning Design Services

Juan Manuel Dodero, Ernie Ghiglione

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    The IMS Learning Design model defines how users are engaged in learning activities to use learning objects and learning services. Although these are similarly accessible from URLs in a learning design, they are essentially different in the form of accessing their features and operations from a learning activity user interface. This paper proposes a Representational State Transfer (ReST) architectural style of accessing a learning service and its constituent resources from a Web-based environment. A methodology to guide the design of learning service access is also described. The method is applied to integrating operations of a generic wiki service in the client interface of a learning activity and validated on actual wiki services providing ReST-based programming interfaces.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)190-195
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • Computer-assisted instruction
    • hypermedia architectures
    • software architecture patterns
    • Web-based services


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