The World of Widgets - An Important Step towards a Personalised Learning Environment
Taraghi, Behnam and Ebner, Martin and Altmann, Thomas (2011) The World of Widgets - An Important Step towards a Personalised Learning Environment. pp. 1-8. In: Proceedings of the The PLE Conference 2011, 12-14 July, University of Southampton.
The learning environment of the future must be more individualised and personalised - for years this is one of the international demands in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and teaching. Since fall 2010 Graz University of Technology provides a Personal Learning Environment (PLE) based on mashup of widgets connecting various web applications. The publication aims to give a first demonstration of the way these PLE widgets can be converted to run on all common desktop Operating Systems (OS) to increase the range for individualisation of learning activities. After a short introduction we present an overview about the possibilities of the PLE-converter, discuss the working prototype and conclude with an answer to the question of an online framework for the widgets as well as desktop variants for usual operating systems.
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